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UPS Releases Increased Shipping Costs For 2013


UPS Shipping Increases 2013United Parcel Service Inc.(UPS) on Friday, released new published rates for 2013, including an average net increase of 4.5% on all UPS Air and U.S. origin international services and 4.9% on UPS Ground services.

According to the company, the rate increase for UPS Air and International Services is based on a 6.5% average increase in the base rate, less a two percentage point reduction to the Air and International fuel surcharge table. The rate increase for UPS Ground services is based on a 5.9% average increase in the base rate, less a one percentage point reduction to the Ground fuel surcharge table.

In addition, UPS Next Day Air Freight, UPS 2nd Day Air Freight and UPS 3 Day Freight rates for shipments within and between the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico will increase 4.9%.

UPS service and technology enhancements and published rates will become effective. These rates reflect continued investments in our global logistics services, including:

• Expansion of UPS Express Plus and UPS Express service areas, allowing you to ship to more destinations with a scheduled time of delivery and a money-back guarantee
• Additional destinations for UPS Expedited service
• The ability to use UPS Paperless Invoice for shipments to Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Norway
• WorldShip enhancements, including new functions to upload additional customs documentation, display customer-specific messages on shipping labels, and combine small package and freight shipments

More information about these enhancements can be found on the official UPS site. Additionally, the links on this webpage allow you to access the latest key zones and rates information, as well as an environmentally-friendly, downloadable copy of the 2013 UPS Service and Tariff Guide.

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