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Domestic Shipping Documentation

All UPS packages require proper documentation for shipment.

UPS has several automated shipping systems that create the necessary documentation required for all of your domestic shipments.

With an automated shipping system, you can: 

  • Save time preparing your shipments
  • Store all your shipping information electronically
  • Reduce typos and other errors
  • Print professional-looking labels
  • Track packages quickly
  • Manage your address book to quickly ship repeatedly to the same address
  • Generate shipping activity reports


If you do not use an automated shipping system, please observe the following guidelines for your packages that are using domestic air services and UPS Ground service.

International shipments and shipments to the United States require export documentation.

Domestic Air Services

Your domestic shipments using air services require that you use a label printed from an automated shipping system or a UPS Air Shipping Document (ASD). The ASD combines your address label, tracking label, and shipping record into one form.

Specific ASDs are available for:

  • UPS Next Day Air® Early
  • UPS Next Day Air (can be used for UPS Worldwide ExpressSM)
  • UPS Next Day Intra
  • UPS 2nd Day Air


You can order ASDs by contacting UPS and you'll find detailed preparation instructions on the reverse side of each ASD to help you complete the form correctly.

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UPS Ground

Your UPS Ground shipments require that an address label containing "to" and "from" information is included inside and attached to the outside of your package, along with a tracking label. Be sure to record your package's weight and contents for rate calculation.