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Sep 24, 2021

UPS® Peak Surcharges: What Online Sellers Need To Know

We’ve finally entered the time of year when Americans watch the leaves begin to fall and their favorite football teams break their hearts. We’ve also entered the peak season for the shipping industry which means UPS peak season surcharges will be applied to accommodate for the uptick in activity this time of the year.

Peak Season surcharges in the shipping industry are nothing new and have actually been in place for years. 

This year’s UPS Peak Surcharges will last from October 3, 2021 to January 22, 2022 and help offset UPS’s increased costs during the holidays and through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The good news is that for sellers who opened their UPS account on Shippo, these surcharges won’t apply to them. 

UPS provides logistics services to merchants on Shippo at competitive rates that include deep discounts of up to 55% off on UPS® Ground shipments, up to 69% for UPS 2nd Day Air® service, and up to 86% off International services*.

Samples of UPS Discounts



If you currently use your own negotiated rates, you’ll have to chat with your account manager for additional information.

Benefits of Using UPS For Holiday Shipping

UPS is constantly adapting to the changes in the shipping industry and to customer expectations. Because of this, there are several benefits to using UPS through Shippo to deliver parcels during the holidays which include:

  •  Tracking information, automated updates, and delivery alerts for you and your customers.
  • Access to different UPS services such as UPS Ground and UPS 2nd Day Air to best suit the needs of your customers.
  • Discounted shipping rates on popular services.

As a bonus, Shippo customers now get access to special rates on UPSⓇ Ground services through the holiday season.

To learn more about how to conquer shipping during peak season this year, visit our holiday shipping center. 

*Discounts off UPS daily rates. Rates are limited to shipping from the U.S. only. Rates and any applicable discounts are subject to change at any time without notice.

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Hasan Nabulsi
is the Content Marketing Manager at Shippo.

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