You can start a claim for packages that have been lost or damaged:
Note: For a complete description of all requirements for the claim process, refer to the Terms and Conditions of Service/Carriage in effect at the time of shipping.
For eligible packages, you can request a refund for packages not delivered on time by logging into the UPS Billing Center.
Edit your claim, upload additional information and receive claim updates
Start a new claim using our secure application.
Review up to 270 days of claims history.
Create reports or extract data for convenience.
Change how you’re contacted about claims at any time.
Organize your dashboard to meet your needs.
If your claim has been issued, a request for payment can then be made by the shipper. A Request for Payment Form will be sent within the preferred method set in your profile to be returned.
Next, provide us with documentation that shows the purchase price, actual cost, repair cost or replacement cost of the merchandise the claim was filed for.
The quickest way to receive payment for your claim is providing us with your bank account number and Bank Identification Code, Sort Code or Routing Number when filing your claim. Note: You can always add your bank information even after filing your claim.
If you prefer, you can also be sent a paper check*, which may take up to 15 days to arrive.
*Customers in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland are only able to receive payment electronically.
Our research has found that, in most cases, damaged or lost packages resulting in a claim are often associated with choosing boxes or containers that are too large or too small, providing poor cushioning or padding, using unprotected labeling, or having unclear delivery instructions.
Items packaged in boxes that are too small risk becoming damaged because they don’t have sufficient weight support and can fall out. Items packaged in boxes or containers that are too large or don’t have proper cushioning risk becoming damaged because they can easily collide with other items in the same packaging box or container.
To avoid these packaging issues, we encourage you to follow a few basic guidelines that can help you be proactive when it comes to preventing claims.