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


Additional Charges
Unless otherwise noted, charges apply on a per-shipment basis. You may read a detailed description of each item below.
Item
Cost (USD)
Domestic Service and Service to the United States
UPS Next Day Air® Early A.M.®
Add 31.00 to the appropriate UPS Next Day Air® service rates (to the United States)
Collect on Delivery (C.O.D.)
12.00 per package
Verbal Confirmation of Delivery
3.50 per request
Package Tracking/Tracing and Refund Request Charge
3.00 per request
Residential Delivery
3.35 per package for UPS Next Day Intra; 3.35 per package for UPS Next Day Air Early A.M., UPS Next Day Air, and UPS 2nd Day Air
2.90 per package for UPS Guaranteed Ground

Multi-package Shipments (more than 100 Lbs.)
27.70 per shipment when using UPS Next Day Air Early A.M., UPS Next Day Air and UPS 2nd Day Air services
Large Package Surcharge
A large Package Surcharge of 56.60 will apply for UPS Next Day Intra, UPS Next Day Air, and UPS 2nd Day Air services
Delivery Area Surcharge
  • Add 3.25 per package delivered to a rural residential destination (Domestic/Intl.)
  • Add 3.20 per package delivered to a super rural residential destination (Domestic)
  • Add 2.25 per package delivered to a rural commercial destination (Domestic/Intl.)
  • Add 2.25 per package delivered to a super rural commercial destination (Domestic)
  • Add 9.00 per multi-package shipment (more than 100 Lbs.)
Remote Area Surcharge
  • Add 17.50 per package to Alaska
  • Add 6.00 per package to Hawaii
UPS Guaranteed Ground - Same Day Document
Add 5.00 for same day pickup
Domestic Service and International Service
Over Maximum Limits
Shipments within and between Puerto Rico, the U.S. and Canada:
  • Over Max. Weight: 51.65
  • Over Max. Length: 51.65
  • Over Max. Size:    51.65
Shipments to/from Asia and Europe:
  • 51.65 per package
Additional Handling Charge
8.75 per package (domestic and international)
Address Correction
Add 12.35 with a maximum of 84.00 for UPS Next Day Intra, UPS Next Day Air, and UPS 2nd Day Air (domestic); add 12.35 for UPS Guaranteed Ground.
Add 12.35 with a maximum of 84.00 for international shipments
Saturday Delivery
US$16.00 surcharge for each shipment to the United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, and South Korea
Disbursement Fee
5.00 per shipment
Missing or Invalid Account Number Fee
12.35 per package
Undeliverable Package
10.00 per shipment for worldwide services
UPS Returns Exchange
Service based on terms of contract
UPS carbon neutral (per package)
0.20 Next Day Air Early A.M.
0.20 Next Day Air to/from U.S.
0.05 Next Day Intra
0.20 Second Day Air
0.05 Guaranteed Ground
0.75 Worldwide Express
0.75 Worldwide Expedited
International Service
Duty & Tax Forwarding Surcharge
20.00 per shipment
Receiver or Third Party Refuses to Pay
12.00 per shipment
Extended Area Surcharge
26.00 per shipment or 0.26 per Lb., whichever is greater
UPS Worldwide Express PlusSM
Add 42.00 per shipment to Canada, Europe and Asia
Certificate of Origin
10.00 per shipment
Shipment Notification
3.00 per request
Proof of Delivery by Fax
3.00 per confirmation via fax
Early Pickup
2.50 per package (international service)
Remote Area Pickup
Add 26.00 or 0.26 per lbs (international service), whichever is greater
Clinical Trials - Dry Ice
5.00 per package (international service)
Split Duty and Tax
15.00 per shipment (international service)
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UPS Next Day Air Early A.M.
In addition to the regular shipping costs associated with your UPS Next Day Air® Early A.M.® shipment, UPS will impose a surcharge for each shipment to the United States. You can calculate the charges using the Additional Charges table.

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Collect on Delivery (C.O.D.)
UPS handles your payment collections immediately upon delivery and delivers them promptly to you for an additional charge.

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Verbal Confirmation of Delivery
A charge is assessed per request for Verbal Confirmation of Delivery of a UPS Next Day Air® Early A.M.® shipment.

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Invalid Tracking or Refund Request Charge
UPS reserves the right to assess the shipper a charge per request for package-tracking or shipping-charge refund, subject to the following conditions:

  • This charge will not be assessed for the first 50 package-tracking requests per calendar week, or for a quantity of package-tracking requests equal to less than 20 percent of the shipper's package volume for that week, whichever is greater.
  • This charge may be assessed for shipping-charge refund requests when the shipment in question was actually delivered in accordance with the UPS Service Guarantee.

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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 UPS package when its length plus girth [(2 x width) + (2 x height)] combined exceeds 130 inches (330cm), but does not exceed the maximum UPS size of 165 inches (419cm).

Large Packages are subject to a minimum billable weight of 90 pounds (40kgs) in addition to the Large Package Surcharge.

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

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Proof of Delivery
UPS will provide a fax transmission as proof of delivery of a shipment upon request at an additional charge.

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Residential Delivery
A residential delivery is one made to a home, including a business operating out of a home, which does not have an entrance that is open to the public. For each residential delivery, an additional charge per shipment applies.

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Return Services
UPS Returns and UPS Returns Plus services, including the return of a UPS-compatible package using UPS Ground Call Tag, Electronic Call Tag, printed label for the return of a UPS-compatible package, Print and Mail Return Label, Electronic Return Label, 1 UPS Pickup Attempt, and 3 UPS Pickup Attempts, are available to users of UPS WorldShip® and UPS-compatible systems for an additional charge.

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Large Package Surcharge
A package is considered a "Large Package" when its length plus girth [(2 x width) + (2 x height)] combined exceeds 130 inches, but does not exceed the maximum UPS size of 165 inches.  An Additional Handling Charge will not be assessed when a Large Package Surcharge is applied.

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Delivery Area Surcharge
A Delivery Area surcharge applies to each package delivered to a residential rural area, residential super rural area, commercial rural area, or commercial super rural area.

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Remote Area Surcharge
A Delivery Area surcharge applies to packages delivered to certain extended areas.

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UPS Guaranteed Ground - Same Day Document
An additional charge applies for UPS Guaranteed Ground Documents with same day pickup request.

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Additional Handling Charge
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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Address Correction
If a mistake has been made in the address, we will make every reasonable effort to find the correct address and deliver the shipment if it is within the same destination country. An additional charge for this service will be billed to the shipper. You can view the address correction charges in the Additional Charges table.

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Saturday Delivery
For time-critical shipments, Saturday Delivery service is available at an additional charge.

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Declared Value
By declaring a higher value on the UPS source document or the UPS shipping system used, and paying an additional charge, you can increase our limits of liability up to the declared amount with a maximum of USD50,000 per package, or the equivalent in local currency.

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Disbursement Fee
In order to expedite customs clearance, UPS may advance duties and taxes on behalf of the payer. You can calculate the charges using the Additional Charges table.

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Dangerous Goods
UPS accepts dangerous goods for transportation only as a contractual service domestically within and between all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Internationally, UPS accepts dangerous goods for transportation only within and between defined service areas. Please contact your local UPS office for additional information.

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Missing or Invalid Account Number Fee
An account number is invalid if it is not the correct account number for the bill-to party, or if it is the account number for a consignee or third party who fails to pay the shipping charges.

  • A charge per shipment will be assessed for domestic (if available) and international shipments with a missing or invalid payor account number. Additionally, if the consignee or third party fails to pay the shipping charges, the original shipper will be billed a refusal fee plus the shipping charges.

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Undeliverable Package
Domestic packages that have been rejected by the consignee, or which cannot be delivered due to causes beyond the control of UPS, will be returned to sender. Transportation and fuel charges will apply for the return.

International packages rejected by the consignee, or that cannot be delivered due to causes beyond the control of UPS, will be held by UPS. The shipper will then be contacted for further instructions. The UPS service guarantee does not apply to Undeliverable Packages that are returned to the sender. An undeliverable returns surcharge will be applied in addition to other applicable charges. See table above for Undeliverable Package 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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Duty & Tax Forwarding Surcharge
Shipper pays a destination country's duty and tax, as well as all shipping charges. This occurs whenever duties and taxes are billed outside the destination country.

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Receiver or Third Party Refuses to Pay
This charge applies when the Bill Receiver or Bill Third Party option has been selected and the bill-to party refuses to pay the shipping charges. A processing fee per shipment will be charged to the shipper, in addition to the shipping charges and other amounts payable when non-payment occurs. You can calculate the fees using the Additional Charges table.

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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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UPS Worldwide Express Plus
In addition to the regular shipping costs associated with your UPS Worldwide ExpressSM shipment, UPS will impose a surcharge for each shipment to the United States, Asia, Canada, and Europe. You can calculate the charges using the Additional Charges table.

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Delivery Confirmation Signature Required (DCSR)
When the customer selects this service, the driver will require a signature in order to complete the delivery. For this service, an additional charge per shipment applies.

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Delivery Confirmation Adult Signature Required (DCASR)
The driver will require the signature of an adult at least 18 years of age at the time of delivery. If no adult is available, UPS will make a second and third delivery attempt. An adult signature is required when shipping international special products, such as tobacco and alcohol. For this service, an additional charge per shipment applies.

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Shipper's Export Declaration (S.E.D.)
UPS can prepare and file a Shipper's Export Declaration on behalf of the shipper when all data required is provided and UPS obtains proper Power of Attorney. You can calculate the charges using the Additional Charges table.

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Early Pickup
A surcharge will be applied for each early pickup request.

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Remote Area Pickup
An additional charge may be required for remote area collections or difficult to access. The fee is based on specific origin and/or destination country requirements and may apply to imports and/or exports to be charged to the consignee.

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Clinical Trial - Dry Ice
The transportation of non-hazardous biological materials consisting of human or animal specimens for clinical trials, research or diagnosis, are accepted on a contract basis only. For transportation of these specimens, carbon dioxide, solid (dry ice), is accepted as it is used to keep temperature-sensitive products cold or frozen while in transit. For more information with these type of shipments, please contact your Account Executive.

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Shipment Notification
There will be a charge for each additional Shipping Notice (sent by fax). This charge is available only for users of UPS WorldShip™ shipping system.

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Proof of Delivery by Fax
There will be a charge for each additional confirmation request.

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Duties and Tax Forwarding Surcharge
This charge applies when customs duties and/or taxes are billed outside of the destination country. The fee covers the costs associated with forwarding the duties and/or taxes charges to other countries. For more details, consult the UPS Rate and Zone Guide.

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