Additional Handling (Packaging)

What is it
Any article that is not fully encased in a corrugated cardboard shipping container, including tires. - Any package with an outer shipping container not made of corrugated cardboard, including but not limited to canvas, leather, metal, wood, hard plastic, soft plastic (e.g., plastic bag) or expanded polystyrene foam (e.g., styrofoam). - Any article that is encased in a soft-sided pack (e.g., poly bags and bubble mailers) that exceeds 18 inches along its longest side or 14 inches along its second-longest side or 6 inches in height. - Any package with an outer shipping container covered in shrink wrap or stretch wrap. - Any package bound with metal, plastic or cloth banding, or that has wheels, casters, handles or straps (including packages where the outer surface area is loosely wrapped or where the contents protrude outside the container surface). - Any cylindrical-like item, including but not limited to barrels, buckets, cans, drums, mailing tubes or pails. - Any package routed through UPS’s irregular package sortation process, including but not limited to packages 1 inch or less in height. - Any other package that requires special handling, as determined by UPS in its sole discretion
Commercial rate
New as of 4.11.2021: Zone 2: $14.00 Zones 3-4: $15.00 Zones 5+: $16.00
Will it apply to my shipment?
UPS GroundUPS SurePostUPS 2nd Day AirUPS Next Day AirOther Ground ServicesOther Air Services