UPS tacks on additional fees as it faces a flood of packages during pandemic


In this April 25, 2011 photo, United Parcel Service (UPS) driver Albert Palafox finishes his deliveries in Palo Alto, Calif. (AP Photo)

Paul Sakuma

With the pandemic, the number of packages has spiked — and so have the shipping surcharges at United Parcel Service.

The shipping company said Friday in a memo that it’s tacked on additional fees for some packages shipped within the U.S. and others shipped internationally. In the memo, it listed the shipping surcharges, which depend on the item’s weight, when it is sent and whether a customer ships a high volume of packages.

The charges, which can be as high as $4 a package for air shipments to residences, are aimed at coping with a potential…


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