UPS Rate Changes - December 26, 2021 | Overview

The start of a new year typically signals a change in rates across all postal carriers in the United States, as well as the addition or removal of services from their options.

An increase in UPS rates and service charges goes into effect on December 26, 2021. These increases affect a number of UPS services, with UPS® Ground, UPS Air and International services increasing an average of 5.9% and value-added service costs increasing as well. The additional handling surcharge will also see a price difference in 2022.

2022 will also see a change in the list of ZIP codes to which Delivery Area Surcharges and Extended Area Surcharges apply. In addition, the Peak Surcharges will be renamed Peak/Demand Surcharges.

All rate change information and updated zip code listings are cited from UPS.com. Review UPS’ complete rate change notes.

UPS rate and service changes go into effect on December 26, 2021.

  • The rates for UPS® Ground, UPS Air and International services will increase an average net 5.9%

  • The rates for certain Value-Added services and Other Charges will increase

  • The list of Zip Codes to which Area Surcharges apply will change

    • The list of zip codes to which the Remote Area Surcharge applies will not include certain zip codes in the 48 contiguous states

  • The Peak Surcharges will be renamed Peak/Demand Surcharges

  • The rates for UPS Air Freight within and between the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico will increase an average net 5.2%

December 26, 2021

Here is a brief summary of what's changing for ShipStation subscribers who have connected their UPS account with ShipStation:

The rates for UPS® Ground, UPS Air and International services will increase an average net 5.9%

The rates for certain Value-Added services and Other Charges will increase

The list of zip codes to which the Remote Area Surcharge applies will not include certain zip codes in the 48 contiguous states

The rates for UPS Air Freight within and between the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico will increase an average net 5.2%

2022 | Additional Changes

The following changes will be effective January 9, 2022: