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Packaging Guidelines
The following are general packaging guidelines that will help you prepare your package for shipping. Select a link below to learn more.


Guidelines for Good Packaging
You can help to ensure that your package arrives safely and on time with these packaging guidelines and procedures developed from UPS research.

  • Use a rigid box with flaps intact
  • Remove any labels, hazardous materials indicators, and other previous shipment markings on the box that are no longer applicable
  • Wrap all items separately
  • Use adequate cushioning material
  • Use strong tape designed for shipping
  • Do not use string or paper over-wrap
  • Use a single address label that has clear, complete delivery and return information
  • Place a duplicate address label inside the package

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Weight and Size Limits for Packages
UPS has established specific weight and size limits for the packages that you send with all UPS services. For more information about specific weight and size restrictions, select the link below.

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List of Prohibited Items
UPS prohibits you from shipping items such as furs, firearms, live animals and currency. See the complete list of prohibited items by selecting the link below.

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