New Shipping Surcharges in Effect on Long Parcels

As of April 1, 2022, it’s going to cost you (and manufacturers) more to ship longer packages like those use to ship fishing rods via USPS.

According to shipstation.com, the shipping increase breaks down as follows:

  • April, 2022 will see a $1.50 fee added to packages exceeding one cubic foot or that have a length greater than 22″ for parcels that did not have dimensions provided or accurately measured.
  • April, 2022 will see a nonstandard fee attributed to parcels that must be sorted manually when packaging exceeds sorting requirements. Packages with a length exceeding 22″ will have a $4.00 surcharge, packages with length exceeding 30″ will have $15.00 surcharge, and packages over 2 cubic feet will have a $15.00 surcharge.

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