Why shipping is so expensive at this time.
Here is why shipping is so expensive at this time with the Covid-19 and supply problems in our country.
This was posted by our shipping system XPS.
- FedEx will charge a peak charge from 10/03/2021 through 01/16/2022
- FedEx Peak Additional Handling: $5.95
- FedEx Peak Oversize: $62.50
- UPS will charge a peak charge from 10/03/2021 through 01/16/2022
- UPS Peak Additional Handling: $6.00
- UPS Peak Large Package: $62.50
- USPS will be increasing their prices for the Peak Season. These increases will be from 10/03/2021 through 12/26/2021.
- First-Class Package Service will see an average rate increase of 8.0%.
- Priority Mail will see an average rate increase of 6.3%.
- Priority Mail Express will see an average rate increase of 2.2%.
- Priority Mail Regional Rate prices are increasing by $0.40 per shipment.
- Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes and envelopes are increasing by $0.75 per shipment.
- Priority Mail Express Flat Rate envelopes are increasing by $0.75 per shipment.
USPS First Class International and USPS Priority International to Australia Suspended
USPS has Suspended service for First Class International and Priority International to Australia due to issues with COVID-19. This does not impact Express International. https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/international/
USPS Insurance and Late Delivery Claims
To streamline and improve filing USPS Insurance Claims, you will now file your USPS Insurance Claims and Express late delivery claims directly with XPS Ship. This is the insurance that is included with USPS Priority and USPS Express shipments. For these claims, you will use a new option in the history screen.
Step by Step instructions can be viewed in our help center by clicking this link: https://xpsship.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/4405770393620
Vat and IOSS Fields for Commercial invoices
XPS Ship has added fields to allow you to put a Sender Tax ID for VAT and IOSS for international shipping compliance. To learn where these fields are located, please click this link: https://xpsship.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/4402943205396
To learn more about UK Vat, click here: https://xpsship.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360055756271
To learn more about EU IOSS/Vat, click here: https://xpsship.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/4402940694676
USPS Temporary Service Suspension to Select Countries
Due to Covid-19, USPS is temporarily suspending services to select countries: Visit USPS's International Service Alerts page for the most up-to-date information https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/international/. ANGOLA BRUNEI DARUSSALAM CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC CHAD CONGO CUBA EAST TIMOR GUADELOUPE GUINEA BISSAU LAOS LIBERIA MARTINIQUE MAURITIUS REUNION ISLANDS SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON SAUDI ARABIA SEYCHELLES SIERRA LEONE SOUTH SUDAN TAJIKISTAN TURKMENISTAN YEMEN
Visit USPS's International Service Alerts page for the most up-to-date information https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/international/