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What options do I have when receiving or shipping a package?

It doesn't matter if you're shipping a package or waiting for a delivery, UPS offers several options for rescheduling or rerouting eligible packages.

If You're Receiving a Package

UPS InfoNotice®

If you're expecting a package and missed the first delivery attempt, you probably received a UPS InfoNotice.

The InfoNotice lets you know we were unable to deliver your package.

Using your InfoNotice number, you can request one of the following options:

  • Pickup my Package at a UPS Location
    Have your package held at a UPS location such as a UPS Access Point™ location or a UPS Customer Center.
  • Deliver my Package to Another Address
    Have your package delivered to another address when you will not be home.
  • Deliver my Package on Another Day
    Have your package delivered on a different day.
  • Return to Sender
    UPS will return your shipment to the sender.

Note: A fee is assessed for all delivery change requests except Pickup at a UPS Location and Return to sender. You will only be charged upon the redelivery of your package.  

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UPS My Choice®

Prior to the first delivery attempt, UPS My Choice gives you more flexibility over home deliveries. You'll get proactive delivery alerts telling you your package is on its way and you can manage all your eligible deliveries in an easy-to-use delivery calendar.

As a UPS My Choice Member you can choose from the following options

  • Pickup my Package at a UPS Location
    Have your package held at a UPS location such as a UPS Access Point™ location or a UPS Customer Center.
  • Deliver my Package to Another Address
    Have your package delivered to another address when you will not be home.
  • Deliver my Package on Another Day
    Have your package delivered on a different day.

With UPS My Choice, you can also have your package delivered to a neighbor or provide specific delivery instructions for your driver, such as leave package at back door, garage or with a concierge.

Note: Neighbor must be within walking distance of the original delivery address.

If you receive a lot of packages and want the flexibility to make unlimited rerouting and rescheduling changes, you can upgrade to a UPS My Choice Premium Membership for just $40 a year.

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Return to Sender (Refuse Delivery)

For those occasions when you need to refuse a delivery or request a package be returned to the shipper, it's nice to know you have options.

Return to Sender

  • If you missed the first delivery attempt, your driver probably left a UPS InfoNotice indicating a delivery attempt had been made. Using the UPS InfoNotice, you can choose from the followind delivery change options; Pickup my Package at a UPS Location, Deliver my Package to Another Address, or Deliver my Package on Another Day. To begin, select the Tracking link below and enter your 12-digit InfoNotice number (found above the bar code) in the Tracking or InfoNotice field, and select the Track button.
  • If the package was delivered to a neighbor or released without a signature and has not been opened, you have five business days from the day of delivery to request a Return to Sender. After five business days you will need to contact the shipper.

Refuse Delivery

  • If you are home at the time of the delivery attempt, you can refuse delivery of the package.

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If You're Shipping a Package

UPS Delivery Intercept®

If you're shipping a package and discover it needs to go to a different address, you can request a UPS Delivery Intercept.

A UPS Delivery Intercept lets you maintain control of a package as it moves through the UPS network and can be requested at any time prior to the first delivery attempt.

With UPS Delivery Intercept, you can also request hold the package at a UPS Customer Center, deliver the package to another address, deliver the package on another day or return to sender.

Note: A fee is assessed for all UPS Delivery Intercept requests except Hold for Will Call. You will only be charged if your intercept request is completed.

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