- 12/21/2018

The major shipping carriers have announced their annual rate increases for 2019. The effective date for each carrier varies, while UPS has the earliest date of December 26, 2018

RSL would like to help you plan for the shipping carrier increases and policy updates in the new year. We have summarized the details of the carrier announcements in the table below:

Please click on the following links to learn more:

UPS SurePost
• DHLExpress

Please note that USPS is making a substantial change by converting to a dimensional weight calculation. This applies to all USPS products including DHL eCommerce. 

  • The Postal Service will defer any new dimensional provisions for commercial Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express until June 23, 2019
  • The Postal Service will defer any dimensional provisions for Parcel Select until June 23, 2019, and will eliminate the balloon pricing from Parcel Select and Parcel Select Ground for all Zones and all Entries
  • Effective January 27, 2019, balloon pricing applying to Zones 1 – 4 will be eliminated, and the existing dimensional pricing and DIM divisor of 194 applying to commercial Priority Mail Zones 5 – 9 will be retained
  • Dimensional weight is currently applied to Priority Mail Zones 5 – 9 and calculated for packages over one cubic foot by dividing the determined cubic volume (length x width x height) by 194
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