Do You Need a Shipping Account?

The Difference Between a My UPS ID and a Shipping Account

A My UPS ID is required for certain activities on ups.com®. Once you register and log into My UPS, you can customize a dashboard with widgets that give you quick access to shipping, tracking, and billing capabilities.

A My UPS ID is also required to open a UPS shipping account--but if you can already store your address book online, print labels, and request tracking notifications, do you really need an account?

It all depends on how much you ship and the level of support you need.

You want to:
My UPS
UPS account
Get a shipping quote
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Create a shipment
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Import and export addresses to keep your records up-to-date
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Fill out and print shipping labels online
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Access saved shipping and tracking history for 90 days
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Request tracking notifications by text, phone, or email
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View and pay UPS bills online
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File a claim
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Bill shipping charges and pay weekly rather than after each shipment
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Charge shipments at participating third-party retailers to your UPS account
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Get free packing materials and supplies
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Automatically schedule a pickup whenever you create a shipment
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Schedule day-specific or daily pickups
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Manage shipping through a central company account
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Integrate your shipping tool with existing business systems
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See all your shipments--inbound, outbound, even third-party--on one interface
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Fill out commercial invoices online for easier customs clearance
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