• November 14, 2023
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By Greg Papandrew, cofounder of DirectPCB

Freight is one of the leading cost drivers of PCBs. An increase in UPS shipping rates will affect board prices next year.

After signing a new deal with its labor union, UPS has announced its rates will increase about 6%. You can read more about it here

To help you plan ahead, here is a summary of rate changes for 2024:

  • Effective December 3, 2023, UPS Air Freight rates within and between the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico will increase an average net 6.3%.
  • Effective December 26, 2023, the rates for UPS® Ground, UPS® Air and International will increase an average net 5.9%.

According to UPS, an updated version of the 2023 Rate and Service Guide with revised UPS Air Freight rates will be available to download on or before December 3, 2023. 

Need help keeping your total cost of PCB ownership down? Contact me at greg@directpcb.com.

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