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Courier service solutions for small businesses

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, biggest risk-takers, innovators and idea generators. You're too busy running the day-to-day demands of your business to have to dig through rate tables and worry about shipping – that’s our job.

This site has been created as a courier services solution for small businesses, designed for companies just like yours: those that want to go the extra mile to reach more customers in the UK and abroad and are looking for a simple way to send parcels online.

Whether you need a quick way to quote your next parcel delivery, or you are sending your first shipment abroad and need some guidance – we’re here to help.
If you are shipping within the UK, go to on our UK parcel delivery page. If you’re an international shipper, or aspire to become one, why don’t you browse our International shipping content centre? Still have questions? Head over to our FAQs to find your answers.

Transparent rates, transparent shipping

Are you looking to quote your next parcel delivery? Browse our rates page or get an exact quote for your parcel delivery. Everything at a glance, no hidden fees, surprise costs, or long rate tables to dig through. And of course, it’s the same reliable UPS service we’ve been known for over 110 years.

All of your shipments are tracked from the moment they leave your hands to the second they arrive at your customers’ doorstep, at no additional cost and seamlessly across borders.

Your most time-sensitive shipments come with a money-back guarantee and we provide proof of delivery through an electronic signature available online immediately after the delivery took place – so you’re always in the loop and can rest assured your parcels are in good hands.

UPS history in the UK

While being one of the best-known names in parcel delivery today, UPS started small too. From two teenagers who were given a loan of $100 to start their own messenger company in 1907 to a worldwide parcel delivery business active in over 200 countries and territories.

UPS first offered its service to UK customers in 1985 and went on to establish its own UK-based operations in 1988 through the acquisition of Ark Star/Atlasair and IML Couriers. To further enhance capabilities, UPS acquired Carryfast Ltd. in 1992, LYNX Express in 2005 and Polar Speed in 2014.

UPS as a brand is valued for its reliable and high-quality service, extensive local knowledge, global network and access to global markets.

UPS UK facts & figures

UK HEADQUARTERS UPS Ltd.UPS House, Forest Road, Feltham, Middlesex, TW13 7DY, United Kingdom Local number: 08457 877 877
COUNTRY MANAGER Jim O'Gara
EMPLOYEES More than 8,900
AIRPORTS SERVED East Midlands, Edinburgh, London Stansted and Belfast
NUMBER OF UPS ACCESS POINTTM LOCATIONS Approximately 3,000 

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