Allied Express - Summary of Price Increases | April 2022

Overview

Due to increasing operations costs, Allied Express will be increasing their base charge effective from April 2022.

These surcharges will be applicable to Allied Express Overnight service only. Non-Electronic surcharge will be applicable to both Allied Express Overnight and Allied Express Same Day services. 

If you have booked Allied through Shippit in the past, you will have received an email from Shippit advising of these changes. 

 

What has changed?

 

Price Increase of Existing Surcharges

Home Delivery Surcharge

For freight being delivered to residential addresses, there will be a price increase of approximately 2% for freight costs (based on a 40kg consignment).

 

Depot Manual Handling Surcharge

A depot manual handling fee of $14.75 ex GST will apply to all residential deliveries over 1.1 metres in any direction.

 

Two Person Crew Delivery Surcharge

In addition to the existing conditions (per consignment), there will be a new condition that attracts the Two Person Crew Delivery Surcharge of $315.00 ex GST:

  • Any one side exceeding 2.4 m; or
  • Total volume exceeds 1.728 m³; or
  • Median length of the sides exceed 1.2 m

 

Tail Lift Surcharge

For deliveries requiring tail lifts, there will be an added surcharge based on total consignment weight:

  • $45.76 ex GST for charged weight greater than or equal to 56kg
  • $75.99 ex GST for dead weight greater than or equal to 90kg or volumetric weight greater than or equal to 135kg

 

Futile Pick-Up / No Job Fee

If a collection Is booked but the consignment is not available at the location or time, a futile pick-up charge of up to $18.18 ex GST per parcel is applied. This fee is also applicable if the cancellation of the consignment(s) was not done within a reasonable time frame and Allied has received notice to collect. This will be billed post-booking.

 

New Surcharges

Length Surcharge

Items that exceed the follow length (in any direction) will attract surcharges of (per item):

  • $7.50 ex GST for items 1.1 metres to 1.6 metres
  • $10.50 ex GST for items 1.61 metres to 2.39 metres
  • $11.93 ex GST for items 2.40 to 3.59 metres
  • $25.40 ex GST for items 3.60 to 4.19 metres
  • $88.61 ex GST for items 4.20 to 4.79 metres
  • $119.19 ex GST for items 4.80 to 5.99 metres
  • $153.91 ex GST for items 6.00 metres and over

 

Manual Measurement Fee

Freight that is audited and found to be under declared will incur a Manual Measurement fee of $9.90 ex GST. Please ensure that your freight is corrected weighed and measured. This will be billed post-booking.

 

Manual Handling – Commercial Deliveries

A manual handling fee of $14.75 ex GST will apply to all commercial deliveries that require manual handling and are not compatible with Allied’s conveyor system. This includes but is not limited to items of unusual shape and composition such as drums, tubes, wooden crates, liquids, glass, highly fragile items and dangerous goods. This will be billed post-booking and will be in addition to Depot Manual Handling Surcharge (if applicable).

 

Short Shipped Items

In the instance of all items of a consignment not being presented for collection on the same day, the original consignment will be priced at the original charge, but items presented on subsequent days will be charged at an additional, applicable basic charge, plus any applicable surcharges (including home delivery surcharges). This will be billed post-booking.

 

Two Person Delivery Surcharge

For deliveries requiring additional helpers, $95.00 ex GST per hour, in lots of 15 minutes, with a minimum of 1 hour is charged. This will be billed post-booking and in addition to the existing Two Person Crew Surcharge of $318.00 ex GST.

 

Hand Unload Surcharge

For deliveries requiring hand unloading, $47.00 ex GST per hour, in lots of 15 minutes, with a minimum of 1 hour is charged. This will be billed post-booking.

 

Waiting Time

For waiting time at either the pickup or delivery, $40.22 ex GST per hour, in increments of 15 minutes, after the first 15 minutes is charged. This will be billed post-booking.

 

Re-Delivery Surcharge

Where delivery cannot be made due to the receiver being unavailable, a redelivery charge, calculated at a basic charge of $6.38 ex GST, and $0.23 ex GST per kilogram, is applied. Redeliveries to residential addresses will also incur a depot re-handling fee of $10.60 ex GST. This will be billed post-booking.

 

Non- Electronic Consignment Fee

If you elect to make your bookings over the telephone, Allied will apply a processing fee of $1.06 ex GST per booking. This will be billed post-booking and applies to both Allied Express Overnight and Allied Express Same Day services. 

 

Why are these charges being implemented?

Whist there's never a good time for a price rise, the increase in prices is due to an increase from our carrier - Allied Express. These surcharges have been increased / introduced due to the increasing volume of bulky items, and the manual handling required throughout the delivery process. 

Please ensure your packed items (in accordance with our Packaging Guidelines) are measured accurately in all directions and review the conditions in which surcharges can be billed to you at month's end.

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