Accessorial charges in transportation are charged by carriers for services that go beyond the normal pick-up and delivery requirements agreed upon at the time of purchase.
What is a package level accessorial?
In the world of shipping, “accessorials” are extra charges that a package may incur in addition to its base rate postage. These added fees might be applied to a laundry list of services, including the handling of hazardous materials or the delivering to remote or sparsely populated areas.
What is the current UPS residential surcharge?
A residential surcharge is applied to a residential delivery made to a home or residential location, including a business operating out of a home. The ground residential surcharge will increase by 8.5% to $4.45 per package, while the air residential surcharge will increase by 6.4% to $5.00 per package.
Why does UPS charge more for residential?
UPS and FedEx charge a higher rate for residential addresses. In short, this additional charge is due to the inconvenience of delivering one shipment to a single location. In comparison to possible multiple deliveries with a commercial address.
What are UPS Accessorials?
Accessorials are additional services beyond standard transportation that are not included in base UPS shipping rates. Accessorial fees are the à la carte charges for these additional services, which are added by the carrier to your final bill.
Why does UPS charge a residential surcharge?
UPS defines a residential surcharge as a residential delivery made to a home, including a business operating out of a home. UPS and FedEx charge a higher rate for residential addresses. In short, this additional charge is due to the inconvenience of delivering one shipment to a single location.
Can UPS charge extra?
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.
What are UPS shipping charges?
The UPS Ground minimum cost per package (lowest cost no matter what your earned discount) for a 1 lb. shipment will be $7.57, but that’s only the shipping charge and doesn’t account for residential and fuel surcharges. When adding those costs in, the lowest cost for a UPS Ground package will be $11.84.
What is an additional handling charge?
The Additional Handling fee is an extra charge for shipments that require special handling while being transported by UPS. The Additional Handling charge depends on the packaging and dimensions. The following general guidelines apply.
What is accessorial services?
Accessorial Services. Transportation services that a company performs beyond simply shipping a good from point A to point B. Examples of accessorial services include waiting time, storage, extra fuel, and so forth. A company may attach accessorial charges to compensate it for accessorial services.