What does UPS guarantee?
How about on-schedule delivery of your package or your money back? When you ship a package via UPS Worldwide ExpressTM, UPS Next Day Air®, or UPS 2nd, you'll get guaranteed on-schedule delivery. In the event that we fail to complete delivery or attempt delivery within the time commitment, we will credit or refund your shipping charges upon request. Please visit our Overview of Service Explanations site for a more detailed explanation.
Tomorrow - "Next Day"
UPS Next Day Air Saver guarantees overnight delivery by 3 p.m. to commercial destinations coast to coast.
Second Day - "Two Day"
UPS 2nd Day Air guarantees delivery by the second business day coast to coast.
Ground -- Prompt, Scheduled Service
UPS Ground Service provides dependable, economical delivery throughout the U.S.
How do I find the nearest drop-off location to ship a package?
UPS provides over 100,000 self-service and staffed shipping locations
throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Please visit our Drop-off Locator to find your nearest UPS drop-off location.
What is a UPS Letter Center?
UPS Letter Centers are conveniently-located drop boxes for your Next Day Air or Second Day Air Letters or Paks. UPS Letter Centers are fully stocked with the shipping supplies you need and offer the latest possible pickup times for their areas. Please visit the Drop-off Locator or call 1-800-PICK-UPS (1-800-742-5877) for the UPS Letter Center nearest you.
What is a UPS Air Service Center?
A UPS Air Service Center is a UPS owned and staffed drop-off location for air shipments only. Air shipments are considered UPS Early A.M., UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver, UPS 2nd Day Air A.M., and UPS 2nd Day Air. You'll find that UPS Air Service Centers are conveniently located in busy metropolitan areas and are usually open a little longer than customer counters for your last-minute, end-of-day shipments. Hours do vary in each location. Please call 1-800-PICK-UPS (1-800-742-5877) for the Air Service Center nearest you.
What is a UPS Customer Counter?
A UPS Customer Counter is a UPS owned and staffed drop-off location. Customer Counters are often connected to a UPS package processing facility. Hours of operation vary by location. Please visit the Drop-off Locator to find your nearest location.
What is a UPS Authorized Shipping Outlet?
Authorized Shipping Outlets (ASOs) and Commercial Counters are retail stores where you may ship packages via UPS. They provide a variety of packaging services and usually offer shipping services from a variety of carriers. They charge a handling fee in addition to the published shipping rate for your package.
What is UPS On Call Air PickupSM?
UPS On Call Air Pickup service gives you the convenience of having your shipment picked up at your home or office in major metropolitan areas, Monday through Saturday. On Call Air Pickup service is available for all UPS Next Day Air and UPS 2nd Day Air services and for UPS Worldwide Express and Expedited services. For additional information or to request a pickup, visit the UPS Home Page.
What are your guidelines for good packaging?
Please review the following checklist prior to shipping your package(s).
Rigid carton with flaps intact
Items wrapped separately
Adequate cushioning material
Strong tape designed for shipping
No string or paper overwrap
Single address label
A clear, complete delivery address
A clear, complete return address
Duplicate label inside carton
Additional step-by-step procedures can be found on the UPS Guidelines for Good Packaging page. Help us make sure your shipments arrive safely and on time. Please review the package
preparation information thoroughly before you ship.
SHIPPING TRANSIT TIMES
How can I determine the transit time from my location to the shipping destination location?
It's as easy as the name of our services -- for next day delivery, we
offer guaranteed delivery with UPS Next Day Air. For guaranteed two-day delivery, choose UPS 2nd Day Air.
For your convenience, we schedule delivery of UPS Ground shipments. Please refer to the UPS Ground Time-in-Transit Application or the Ground Time-in-Transit Map to determine the scheduled transit time from any origin and destination points in the U.S.