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Additional Charges
Below you can find costs and descriptions of additional shipping charges that may be incurred.


Additional Charges
Find out about additional charges and their associated fees in the table below.
Item
Cost (CAD$)
Over Maximum Limits
$50.00 per package
Declared Value Against Loss or Damage
$2.50 per $100.00 or part thereof, over the first $100.00
Large Package Surcharge
Subject to a minimum billable weight of 90lb./41kg. cost plus $40.00
Residential Surcharge
$2.75 per shipment
Address Correction
$11.50 per package
Missing or Invalid Account Number Fee
$11.00 per shipment
Additional Handling Fee
$9.00 per package
Late Payment Charge
Up to 5% of any overdue invoice
UPS Express Early A.M.® and UPS Worldwide Express Plus® Out of Service Area
$12.00 per shipment
Extended Area Surcharge within Canada

Extended Area Surcharge to the U.S.
Between $5.50, $12.50, or $65.00 per shipment

$3.25 per shipment
Extended Area Surcharge for International Destinations
$30.00 per shipment or 0.30¢ per pound (0.67¢ per kg), whichever is greater or $33.00 per shipment or 0.33¢ per pound (0.73¢ per kg), whichever is greater.
International Freight Collect/Consignee Refusal
$16.00 per shipment
Special Handling of Undeliverable Packages
$10.00 per shipment for worldwide services (See details in the description below)
Dry Ice
$5.00 per package (except UPS Standard)
UPS carbon neutral (per package)
0.20¢ Express (domestic)
N/A - Express Critical (domestic)
0.20¢ Expedited (domestic)
0.05¢ Standard (domestic)
0.10¢ Standard (transborder)
0.75¢ Express (worldwide)
N/A - Express Critical (worldwide)
0.75¢ Expedited (worldwide)
UPS Returns® - Options for Generating Return Labels

 
UPS Print Return Label
Return Shipping Cost
UPS Print and Mail Return Label
Return Shipping Cost + $2.90 per shipment
UPS Electronic Return Label
Return Shipping Cost + $1.40 per shipment
Authorized Return Service (ARS)
Contact UPS
UPS Returns - Options for Requesting Pickup

 
1 UPS Pickup Attempt
Return Shipping Cost + $6.50 per shipment
3 UPS Pickup Attempts
Return Shipping Cost + $7.45 per package
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Over Maximum Limits
Packages with an actual weight of more than 150 pounds (70 kg), or that exceed 108 inches (270 cm) in length or a total of 165 inches (419 cm) in length and girth combined, as measured to determine their billable weight, are not accepted for transportation. These packages are subject to an Over Maximum Limits surcharge, in addition to all other applicable charges, if found in the UPS small package system.



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Large Package Surcharge
A Large Package Surcharge will be applied to each package when its length plus girth [(2 x width) + (2 x height)] combined exceeds 130 inches/330 centimetres, but does not exceed the maximum allowable UPS size of 165 inches/419 centimetres.

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

Large packages are subject to a minimum billable weight of 90 pounds (41kgs) in addition to the Large Package Surcharge. 


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Declared Value Charges for Protection Against Loss or Damage
Our competitive rates on protection against loss or damage can save you money and also provide responsible protection if the unexpected happens.

  • Protection against loss or damage is automatically provided free of charge for the value of a shipment up to $100CAD
  • If the value of your shipment is over $100CAD, you may declare a higher value and pay an additional charge for additional protection against loss or damages up to certain limits
  • You must enter a value in the Declared Value field on the UPS pickup record
  • The maximum Declared Value shall be no more than:
    • $50,000CAD for a single package
    • $50,000CAD for a C.O.D. package
    • $50,000CAD for a UPS Express® C.O.D. package
    • $50,000CAD for a return package sent via 3 UPS Pickup Attempts Return Label
    • $50,000CAD for a package shipped via UPS Internet Shipping
    • $5,000CAD for payment card transactions (credit or debit) on a UPS Internet shipping account
    • $999CAD for a return package sent via UPS Print Return Label, UPS Print and Mail Return Label, UPS Electronic Return Label, and 1 UPS Pickup Attempt Return Label
    • $500CAD for a package shipped via a UPS drop box
    • $500CAD for a package containing jewelry, other than costume jewelry
    • $100CAD for a package containing cheques, phone cards, lottery tickets or gift cards
  • For all prepaid shipments, the charge for additional declared value will be billed to the sender
  • For all Freight Collect shipments, the charge for additional declared value will be billed to the receiver
  • For full details, including additional restrictions and limits on Declared Value, refer to the "UPS Terms and Conditions" at UPS.com®, or call 1-800-PICK-UPS®

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Residential Surcharge
UPS provides delivery service to residential addresses, as well as business addresses. A residential delivery is one made to a home, including a business operating out of a home. For each residential delivery within Canada or to the United States, an additional charge per shipment applies. The applicable residential delivery service charge can be found in the Additional Charges table.

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Additional Handling Fee
Additional Handling applies to the following:

  • Any article that is encased in an outside shipping container made of metal or wood
  • Any cylindrical item, such as a barrel, drum, pail, or tire, that is not fully encased in a corrugated cardboard shipping container
  • Any package with the longest side exceeding 60 inches (152 cm) or its second-longest side exceeding 30 inches (76 cm)
  • Any package with an actual weight greater than 70 pounds (32 kg)
  • Each package in a shipment where the average weight per package is greater than 70 pounds (32 kg) and the weight for each package is not specified on the source document or the UPS automated shipping system used

Additional Handling will not be assessed to packages qualifying for a Large Package Surcharge.

UPS also reserves the right to assess the Additional Handling Charge for any package that, in UPS's sole discretion, requires special handling.

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UPS Express Early A.M. and UPS Worldwide Express Plus Out of Service Area
If a shipper inadvertently selects UPS Express Early A.M.® or UPS Worldwide Express Plus® service for a delivery destination that is not a UPS Express Early A.M. or UPS Worldwide Express Plus service point, UPS will provide the next-best level of service available. If the shipper later wishes to have their UPS bill adjusted to the lower level of service, the above administration fee will apply.

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Extended Area and Remote Area Surcharges
Extended Area Surcharge
UPS provides a pickup delivery service in extended, as well as urban, areas. An additional charge applies for each shipment that is picked up or delivered in an extended area.

Remote Area Surcharge
This surcharge is applied for delivery to or pickup from an area beyond UPS extended areas, which are less accessible for pickups and deliveries (domestic and international services).

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Special Handling of Undeliverable Packages
Domestic packages refused by consignees, or that cannot be delivered for any other reason beyond UPS's control, will be automatically returned via UPS Standard service (where available).  Transportation and fuel charges will apply for the return.

U.S. and International packages refused by consignees, or that cannot be delivered for any other reason, will be held by UPS. The shipper will then be contacted for further instructions. An undeliverable returns surcharge will be applied in addition to other applicable charges. See table above for Special Handling of Undeliverable Packages rate.

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UPS carbon neutral
UPS carbon neutral is an option for shippers who are conscious about their climate impact and are doing something positive about it. Using UPS carbon neutral lets you demonstrate your commitment to climate change, and enables you and your package recipients to share in that commitment. When you select UPS carbon neutral, a flat fee will be added to your bill for each package selected.

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UPS Print Return Label
Using UPS automated platforms, account holders can produce this return label on their own computers and forward it to pickup locations. Using this return service, the maximum Declared Value is $999CAD per package.

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UPS Print and Mail Return Label
Using UPS automated platforms, the account holder transmits a request for UPS to produce this return label and mail it to the pickup location. Using this return service, the maximum Declared Value is $999CAD per package.

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UPS Electronic Return Label
Using UPS automated platforms, the account holder transmits a request for UPS to produce this return label and email it to the pickup location. Using this return service, the maximum Declared Value is $999CAD per package.

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Authorized Return Service (ARS)
ARS is a contractual service that allows the account holder to order pre-printed return labels to send to their customers. Upon delivery of the returned package, the account holder is billed at the ARS rate agreed upon in the contract.

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1 UPS Pickup Attempt
Utilizing UPS Automated Shipping Solutions, the requester transmits a request for UPS to produce this return label and take the label to the pickup location to attempt pickup. If the package is not ready at the time of the attempt, the label will be left for the customer to send the package later. Using this return service, the maximum Declared Value that can be made is $999CAD per package.

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3 UPS Pickup Attempts
Utilizing UPS Automated Shipping Solutions, the requester transmits a request for UPS to produce this return label and take the label to the pickup location to attempt pickup. If the package is not ready at the time of the attempt, the return label will NOT be left with the customer. Instead, UPS will attempt pickup on each of the two following business days. Using this return service, the maximum Declared Value that can be made is $50,000CAD per package.

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UPS Customs Brokerage for Your Imports and Exports
UPS provides a full range of commercial customs brokerage services at exceptionally competitive rates, using state-of-the-art technology. For shipments traveling via UPS Express Early A.M.®, UPS Worldwide Express Plus®, UPS Worldwide Express®, UPS Express®, UPS Worldwide Expedited®, UPS Expedited or UPS 3 Day Select® and you save even more as there is no charge for routine customs clearance when UPS handles your imports or UPS Supply Chain Solutions® handles your exports.

Call 1-800-PICK-UPS for more details on UPS Customs Brokerage fees and services for: Importing into Canada via UPS Standard service from the U.S., or for importing into Canada via other carriers Exporting via UPS Standard service from Canada to the U.S.

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Missing or Invalid Account Number Fee
An Additional charge will be billed to the shipper when the account number for the bill-to party is invalid or missing.

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