Preparing to Ship Online

The Do-it-yourself Shipper

A woman uses a laptop to ship an express parcel.

Doing some things yourself can be great. You get that feeling of control and accomplishment. Believe it or not, shipping online can feel that way too.

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Creating a Shipment Online

UPS Internet Shipping is a fast, convenient way to schedule a shipment. You can easily compare service options and create shipping labels. When you login, you 'll even be able to set preferences and see a history of all your shipments.

Before you begin your online shipment, make sure you're able to answer these questions:

  • What are the shipper's and the recipient's address and telephone number?
  • Will you use your own packaging or a UPS box or envelope?
  • How fast do you need your package shipped and how would you like to pay?
  • Do you need to add a shipment reference? If you're shipping multiple packages to the same address, it's helpful to add a shipment reference for each so you can distinguish between packages. Shipment reference numbers can contain a mix of numbers and letters, but can be as straightforward as "Cookies for Dad."
  • Would you like to schedule a collection, give your package to your UPS driver, or drop off your package at a UPS Location?

Save Frequently Used Info to a ups.com Profile

Sign up for a ups.com ID and save your payment methods, shipping preferences and addresses to your profile.

You can also use your ID to:

  • Access your shipping and collection history
  • Save up to 50 tracked shipments
  • Order the supplies needed to package your items

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Getting Your Package to UPS

Whether you're at the office, at home, or on the go, it's easy to get your packages to UPS. You can find a shipping location nearest you.

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