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Packaging Guidelines

The following are general packaging guidelines that will help you prepare your package for shipping. Select a link below to learn more.

Guidelines for Good Packaging

You can help to ensure that your package arrives safely and on time with these packaging guidelines and procedures developed from UPS research.

  • Use a rigid box with flaps intact
  • Remove any labels, hazardous materials indicators, and other previous shipment markings on the box that are no longer applicable
  • Wrap all items separately
  • Use adequate cushioning material
  • Use strong tape designed for shipping
  • Do not use string or paper over-wrap
  • Use a single address label that has clear, complete delivery and return information
  • Place a duplicate address label inside the package
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How to Determine Weight and Size

UPS has established specific weight and size limits for the packages and pallets that you send with all UPS services. For more information about specific weight and size restrictions, select the link below.

Weight and Size Limits

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