UPS 2019 Rate Changes Average 4.9 Percent

Source: UPS

UPS announced U.S. rate changes for 2019. Effective December 26, 2018, the rates for UPS® Ground, UPS Air and International services, as well as UPS Air Freight rates within and between the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, will increase an average net 4.9%.

The rate increase follows the same percentage FedEx announced last month.

READ MORE: FedEx Express and Ground 2019 Rate Increases Average 4.9 Percent

In a statement, UPS said:

“UPS continues to make investments in capacity, technology and reach of our transportation network in order to support our customers’ growth, visibility, and service needs. Rate increases support ongoing expansion and capabilities enhancements while ensuring UPS is fairly compensated for the value and high service levels provided.”

For additional information and to review the announced rates visit

Merchants that have negotiated rates with UPS should by now have received their new rates for 2019 by email. If not, those merchants should contact their UPS representative.

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Richard has 17 plus years of eBay experience which includes tens-of-thousands of sales to buyers in over 100 countries. He even has experience with eBay's VeRO program enforcing intellectual property rights. And for about two years he sold products on Amazon using Amazon FBA. To "relax" from the business grind, on a few weekends he works for IMSA as a professional sports car race official.


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