DOMESTIC PARCEL: OTHER FEES WHEN APPLICABLE

 

DIM. Service Provider will charge the actual weight, not the DIM weight until such time as carrier changes its policy regarding the use of DIM Weights. In the event that carrier begins charging by DIM Weight, Service Provider will use the DIM Weight for calculating the appropriate fee for such Package. “DIM Weight” is a proxy for actual weight and is calculated by multiplying Package length, width and height (measured in inches) and dividing by a volumetric divisor, currently 166, (as the same may be modified from time to time and defined in the USPS Domestic Mail Manual).

Oversize Packages. Oversized Packages (as defined in the USPS Domestic Mail Manual) will be charged to Client at the oversized rate classification as set forth in Agreement.

Balloon Packages. Packages classified as “balloon packages” by the USPS (currently those with a length and girth (as defined in the USPS Domestic Mail Manual) greater than 84 inches, but less than 108 inches that weigh less than 20 pounds) will be charged to the Client at the rate pound classification dictated by the USPS (currently 20 pounds, but subject to change) plus a surcharge of $5.00.

Non-Machinable Packages. Non-Machinable packages (as defined in the USPS Domestic Mail Manual) will be charged to Client as set forth in Agreement plus a surcharge of $3.85. The surcharge for First Class Parcels is $0.25. Packages billed as Oversized Packages are excluded from Non-Machinable charges.

Excess of 70 Pounds. Packages in excess of 70 pounds will be charged a $20 excess weight handling fee and will be shipped to the final destination using the Client’s designated alternate ‘heavy weight’ shipper at the Client’s expense. Alternate ‘heavy weight’ shipper must be instructed to pickup Package from the applicable Processing Center within 24 hours from notification by Service Provider to Client. All Packages in excess of 70 pounds left at a Processing Center beyond 24 hours will be deemed Non-deliverable and will be returned to Client for an additional $100 fee.

Additional Handling Fee. An Additional Handling charge of up to $6.00 may be applied to any Package that, in Service Provider’s sole discretion, requires special handling or research.

Distressed Package Fee. Packages deemed distressed due to damage, empty box, etc. by Service Provider or parcels that are intended for another carrier and are misrouted to Service Provider will be returned to the Client or destroyed. Such parcels weighing less than or equal to 70 pounds will be charged to the Client at the rate pound classification dictated by the USPS Parcel Select Ground Schedule for delivery to Client plus $2.00. Client is responsible for all costs of destruction for any parcel that cannot be returned to Client.

Non-Continental Shipments. Packages destined for non-continental states and territories will be charged to the Client at the applicable rates above plus: $0.50 for Parcel Select Lightweight, First Class Parcels, and Marketing Parcels; and $2.50 for Bound Printed Matter or for Parcel Select at the Parcel Select Delivery Zone 8 rate above plus $2.50.

Pickup Fee. Service Provider will charge Client a pick-up fee of if combined volume is less than required minimum units in any single pick-up.

Other Mail Classes. In addition to the Additional Handling Fee and any other applicable fee, in the event Service Provider receives parcels representing mail classes not covered by this Agreement, Service Provider will invoice Client at the published USPS rate for the appropriate mail class.

Misclassifications. Without limitation to its rights set forth herein, in the event that the USPS determines that certain Packages introduced into the USPS by Client or Client's agent were mislabeled from a mail classification perspective and bills Service Provider at rates greater than the rates implied by the labels or postage on a group of Packages, Service Provider will invoice Client for any such excess as determined by the USPS and Client shall pay such excess pursuant to the terms of this Agreement. In addition, in the event Client utilizes Service Provider’s USPS assigned Mailer ID to ship Packages via any other carrier and Service Provider is assessed postage by USPS for such Packages, Service Provider will invoice Client for such postage and related expenses, including fines or additional fees and Client shall pay pursuant to the terms of this Agreement.

Pitney Bowes Compliant Label Fee. In the event Client fails to label parcels with accurate labels, fails to provide shipment-level manifests with the full recipient address for all Packages, or otherwise fails to comply with Pitney Bowes label requirements, Service Provider will charge a fee of $0.75 for each non-compliant Package.

Custom Sortation Compliance Fee. In addition to any other rights Service Provider may have under the Agreement, in the event Client fails to comply with the custom sortation requirements mutually agreed upon during Client’s Implementation, Service Provider will charge a fee of $0.75 for each non-compliant Package.

Returns Center Services. Client will pay a one-time Returns Center set-up fee of $500 and monthly Returns Center subscription fees of $500. In addition, Service Provider will charge Client a surcharge of $2.25 for each Print & Mail card printed in conjunction with the provision of the Returns Center Service (this fee includes Service Provider's standard label stock, standard label generation, standard mail preparation and postcard postage to Client Customers).

COVID-19, Pandemic or Other Event Causing Material Impact to Global Supply Chain Adjustment. All Packages during such event are subject to a pricing adjustment, not to exceed $1.50 per Package.

Peak Adjustment. All Packages are subject to a peak pricing adjustment not to exceed $1.50 per Package.