From November 1st, 2022 to December 23rd, 2022, DPD will impose Peak Season surcharges for the expansion of the delivery network during the Christmas season.


In this article you will learn more about peak season Surcharges and when they are applied by DPD.

In this article 👇

  1. What are peak season surcharges?

  2. When and why are peak season surcharges imposed by DPD?

  3. What are the additional costs for the DPD peak season surcharge and how is it billed by shipcloud?


What are peak season surcharges?

Peak season surcharges are seasonal surcharges imposed due to increased demand when package volumes increase sharply suddenly or due to seasonal changes and holidays.

When and why are peak season surcharges imposed by DPD?

From November 1st, 2022 to December 23rd, DPD will impose peak season surcharges. With the peak season surcharges, DPD ensures that its network continues to operate effectively during peak seasons. In times of heavy traffic, and especially during the holiday season, DPD expands its delivery network to provide you with a reliable and timely service despite increased shipping volumes.

What are the additional costs for the DPD peak season surcharge and how is it billed by shipcloud?

DPD imposes the peak season surcharge per parcel in addition to the existing rates, surcharges and/or fees for domestic and international shipments.

When shipping via shipcloud business rates, we bill the peak season surcharge of €0.40 per parcel to you and include it in our shipping label prices throughout the DPD peak season period. You can find out how to check the prices for shipping labels here.

đź“Ś Please note that carriers reserve the right to adjust their peak season surcharges as needed, as well as to extend or modify peak periods to reflect prevailing market conditions.

Good to know: Furthermore, DPD charges a seasonal surcharge for tire shipping during peak seasons, which is not included in the shipping price and will be billed retroactively. You can find more information here.


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