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 $6.00 may be applied to the following: any article that is encased in an outside shipping container made of metal or wood; any cylindrical item, such as a barrel, drum, pail or tire, that is not fully encased in a corrugated cardboard shipping container; any Package with the longest side exceeding 60 inches or its second longest side exceeding 30 inches. Service Provider also reserves the right to assess the charge for any Package that, in Service Provider’s sole discretion, requires special handling.

Distressed Package Fee. Packages deemed distressed due to damage, missing label, incomplete or invalid address, etc. by Service Provider and less than or equal to 70 pounds will be returned to the Client within 48 hours of notification by Service Provider to Client. Such Delivery Packages 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.

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 the event Service Provider receives Packages representing mail classes not covered by this Agreement, Service Provider will notify Client of the appropriate pricing.

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 Client shall pay pursuant to the terms of this Agreement.

Manual Key Fee. In the event that a Package does not contain a readable zip code, barcode or other reference information on the Package label and Service Provider is required to manually key enter the code, Service Provider will charge Client a fee of $0.02 per each digit manually entered.

Endicia Usage Fee. In the event Client utilizes Endicia, additional fees will apply $0.05 for domestic and $0.33 for international.

IMpb Compliance Fee. In the event Client fails to provide shipment level manifests with the full recipient address for all Packages or otherwise fails to comply with USPS requirements for Intelligent Mail® package barcode (IMpb) compliance, Service Provider will charge a fee of $0.20 for each non-compliant Package.

Missort Fee. In the event Client utilizes another USPS-based label and Service Provider receives possession of a missorted parcel bearing such label, Service Provider may charge a missort fee of $5.00 for each such missorted parcel arriving at Service Provider’s Processing Center.

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).