UPS and Other Big Package Delivery Services Prices Keep Going Up

Over the past year UPS, which is one of the largest package delivery companies in the entire world had a 4.9% increase in pricing. It's no different for FedEx as well...They to passed on almost a 5% increase in pricing to their customer base. Which as a small-to-mid-sized business owner, know, that a 5% increase in your shipping services presents challenges to your bottom line.

There's also a holiday and additional peak season surcharges. Part of what's driving this increase is investor relations. They (investors) are demanding more margin. Obviously, there's inflation, gas rates, payroll, but really at the end of the day they are charging you more to generate more revenue to provide a better ROI to their investors.

Coming in July of 2018 the company will also raise the additional handling cost for packages weighing over 70 pounds (32 kg) to $19 from $12 and raise the additional handling charge for large packages delivered to a residential address to $90 from $80.

UPS has unveiled a number of new surcharges in recent years, which are seen as a way not only to manage the higher costs associated with e-commerce but also to encourage retailers that ship excessively large, heavy or unwieldy packages to seek alternative shipping methods."
As a business owner or operator, it can be a real challenge to either eat these increased costs or pass them onto your customers at a time when it's imperative to be as competitive as possible. That’s why it’s important to find an alternative delivery solution, especially for local, last mile deliveries.

Dropoff’s same-day delivery service offers a convenient and flexible solution. Most importantly, you can rest easy knowing that Dropoff never tacks on hidden fees or surcharges. The price we quote is the price you’ll pay.

As large package delivery companies continue increasing rates and tacking on fees and surcharges year after year, the time is now to start leveraging a more convenient, flexible and transparent delivery solution.  


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