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 of record, unless the shipper of record has provided approval or release and requested that we pay another party. A Request for Payment Form will be sent via the preferred method set in your profile (fax, mail, or email).
The next step is to provide us with supporting documentation that shows the purchase price, actual cost, repair cost, or replacement cost of the merchandise in question. The Request for Claim Payment Form should be uploaded with this supporting document/invoice online through the claims portal. If you’re unable to upload the information, you can submit the information by fax or regular mail. When submitting the claims payment documents, please ensure the associated claim number appears on all supporting document pages.
Payment for claims can be sent via electronic funds transfer (EFT) or by check. To receive payment by EFT, you will need to provide the following bank account information:
If bank account information is not provided, a paper check for payment will be sent. To help avoid delays in receiving payment, please make sure you provide the correct address to where funds should be sent.
A claim is closed once payment has been generated. Please allow up to 15 days to receive payment funds. Contact UPS to report a missing claim payment.
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.