UPS has announced it will charge extra for shipping during the 2017 holiday season.

If you plan on using UPS to ship your Christmas/holiday gifts this year, keep in mind you'll probably pay more this year than last year.

UPS announced recently that the company will start adding a surcharge for shipments during peak periods. This, according to an artcle by MYNews13.

The company plans to add an additional an additional charge for deliveries to residential areas between November 19 - December 2nd and again from December 17-December 23.

The company says it's to help cover the cost of hiring additional workers and renting extra planes and trucks.

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