You may have heard that UPS, FedEx, and USPS are implementing peak surcharges for the 2020 holiday season. These surcharges have very complex structures, so we are simplifying them to make it easier to calculate. We understand the impact surcharges can have on your business, so we will make our best efforts to cap them so that even if the carriers continue to increase them for the remainder of 2020, ShipBob will cover the difference.
Note: The existing COVID-19 surcharge of $0.20 that went into effect in July goes away on November 1, 2020.
Below we share the upcoming holiday surcharges, so that you can plan ahead for the busy holiday period and know what to expect. The first surcharges will go into effect on October 18, 2020, while others go into effect in November, with end dates ranging from the end of December to mid-January 2021. All surcharges apply to domestic shipments only.
The table above contributes to nearly 96% of all orders. The table below breaks it down even further for merchants who might be mapped to certain expedited or carrier-specific shipping options.