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What is the UPS Additional Handling charge?

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

Weight:

  • Any package with an actual weight of more than 70 pounds.
Additional Handling Fee:
  • Domestic: $23.00 per applicable item.
  • International: $14.25 per applicable item.

Length and Width:

  • Any package with the longest side exceeding 48 inches or the second-longest side exceeding 30 inches.
Additional Handling Fee:
  • $14.25 per applicable item.

Packaging:

  • Any item not fully encased in corrugated cardboard, such as a shipping container made of metal or wood.
  • Any cylindrical item, such as a barrel or tire, that is not completely encased in a corrugated cardboard shipping container
Additional Handling Fee:
  • $14.25 per applicable item.
NOTE: Additional Handling will not be assessed to packages qualifying for a Large Package Surcharge.

 


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