Peak Surcharges Announced for 2022 Holiday Season

Carriers industry-wide are announcing peak season surcharges to address the increased costs of handling shipments. Peak pricing for Chit Chats services will be in effect from Sun Oct, 2 2022 to Sun, Jan 22, 2023. Read the full update to get prepared ahead of the upcoming holiday season!

It’s getting to that time of year again! In preparation for the upcoming holiday season, carriers across the shipping and logistics industry are announcing temporary holiday pricing. Due to this, some postage available from the Chit Chats platform will see increases. Temporary peak surcharges for Chit Chats shipments will take effect Sunday Oct 2, 2022 and remain in place until Sunday, January 22, 2023

Why peak surcharges?

We know that delivering your shipments on time during the holiday season is a must. However, the large uptick in shipment volumes during this period can make this a challenge for all carriers and their networks. These surcharges are a direct response to the increased costs of handling and shipping the bump in volumes that all carriers anticipate as a result of the holiday season.

How this impacts your shipments

As this is a common practice across the industry, including with our partners, some Chit Chats services will see an impact. You may notice a temporary increase in rates for Chit Chats U.S. Tracked postage. There will be no surcharge applied to Canadian and international postage types.

Average surcharges for Chit Chats U.S. Tracked shipments based on destination

Weight (lbs)Ontario to New York
B.C. to Los Angeles
Ontario to Los Angeles
B.C. to New York
Less than 1$0.40$0.65
1-10$0.40$1.30
11-25$1.20$4.45
26-70$4.80$10.25

We recommend reviewing your pricing and shipping rates ahead of busy holiday sales from your customers. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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