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Interesting Rate Changes Coming Next Month For Overweights

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by just chillin', Jun 24, 2018.

  1. just chillin'

    just chillin' Rest in peace wooba

    October 25, 2017 Update / UPS Rate Surcharge Change Information
    Effective July 8, 2018

    • The Large Package Surcharge for any U.S. Domestic package delivered to a residential address will be $90
    • The Additional Handling surcharge for any U.S. Domestic package exceeding 70 pounds in actual weight will be $19.00

    Large Package Surcharge
    For domestic shipments, a package is considered a “Large Package” when its length (longest side of the package) plus girth [(2 x width) + (2 x height)] combined exceeds 130 inches or its length exceeds 96 inches.

    For international shipments, a package is considered a “Large Package” when its length (longest side of the package) plus girth [(2 x width) + (2 x height)] combined exceeds 130 inches.

    With the exception of UPS Ground with Freight Pricing packages, Large Packages are subject to a minimum billable weight of 90 pounds (40 kgs).

    An Additional Handling charge will not be assessed when a Large Package Surcharge is applied.

    Additional Handling
    An Additional Handling charge will be assessed for any package that requires special handling, as determined by UPS in its sole discretion, including, but not limited to:
    • Length – Any package with the longest side exceeding 48 inches.
    • Width – Any package with its second-longest side exceeding 30 inches.
    • Weight –
      • Any package with an actual weight of more than 70 pounds.
      • Each package in a shipment where the average weight per package is greater than 70 pounds and the weight for each package is not specified on the source document or the UPS automated shipping system used.
    • Packaging –
      • Any article that is not fully encased in corrugated cardboard, including but not limited to metal, wood, hard plastic, soft plastic (e.g., plastic bag) or expanded polystyrene foam (e.g., styrofoam).
      • Any cylindrical-like item, such as a barrel, drum, pail or tire, that is not fully encased in a corrugated cardboard shipping container.

    shouldn't this drastically decrease the overweight/oversize problem and stop turning ups into a furniture delivery company?
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  2. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    No, they’ll just increase the price of the item and still offer “free shipping”.

    Furniture margins are one of the top 20 largest margin items in the US. Auto parts such as bumpers, brake rotor kits, mufflers will also fall under the increased price if free shipping is offered.

    Free shipping is a scam, because it’s never free.
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  3. just chillin'

    just chillin' Rest in peace wooba

    an extra $90 is a pretty hefty price to pay for anything longer than 8 feet like a rug for example or anything bigger than 5 X 5
  4. Blackadder 2

    Blackadder 2 Active Member

    If you still remember when UPS was a small package delivery company you are closing in on retirement, lol
  5. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    Lol cmon UPS can’t you choose better words
  6. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    It was $80 before. Ten bucks ain't going to make difference to the large shippers
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    It used to be so easy. Bring out your measuring chain and if it measured past the little indicator (length = girth= 96 inches) it was oversize. If it went more than the length of the chain (108 inches) you said sorry and left it. I still have a few measuring chains if anyone needs one. They are $10 a piece (antiques you know)
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  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    The new rule is size doesn't matter.
  9. Knothead

    Knothead Yep.

    Sometimes it doesn't fit in the back door.
  10. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

  11. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    It doesn't matter. UPS will still give Amazon a sweetheart deal and we will still be delivering their furniture while their drivers drive around delivering yellow padded envelopes and those little 1 lb. boxes.
  12. @Indecisi0n
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  13. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    It always fits.
  14. Foamer Pyle

    Foamer Pyle Active Member

    I have had 2 trampolines over the last couple weeks, they suck. Should be on a freight truck with a lift gate, and two people. This job is getting dangerous.
  15. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Find a bigger door.
  16. Lions for Lambs

    Lions for Lambs Active Member

    The week right before prime week! Christmas in July! I hate that week!
  17. Knothead

    Knothead Yep.

    Speak for yourself.
  18. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Close your eyes and go to your happy place...
  19. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  20. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I've seen that look so many times. I love it.