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