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UPS Hates Coming To Your House, To Begin Tacking On Surcharges For Residential Delivery | Consumerist

Last week, in advance of its quarterly earnings report, UPS admitted that it over-spent on holiday shipping in 2014 and that it wouldn’t make that mistake again. Today, with those quarterly earnings announced, the company announced how it’s going to make back some of its money — by tacking on surcharges for residential deliveries.

The surcharges aren’t something that you’ll see immediately applied everywhere, but will be rolled out as UPS renegotiates its shipping contracts with its largest customers, reports Reuters.

“These pricing strategies will be designed to ensure we are properly compensated for the value we provide,” explained UPS CEO David Abney.

So why put a surcharge on residential deliveries?

According to UPS, because you’re usually only bringing a single package to a home while many businesses receive multiple parcels each day, these home deliveries cost three times what it costs to make deliveries to businesses.

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UPS Hates Coming To Your House, To Begin Tacking On Surcharges For Residential Delivery.

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