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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.

Create a Shipment

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Not ready to ship yet, but curious about pricing? Find out exactly how much your next shipment will cost.

Schedule a Collection

Calculate Time and Cost

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

Sign up for an ID

Drop off Packages at a Time and Place That Suits Your Schedule

Shipping online is easy - and finding a place that's convenient for you to drop off your package can be easy too.

Our UPS Access Point™ network includes independently owned and operated businesses - such as local grocery and other shops in select areas - where you can drop off your shipments.

With locations open during weekend and evening hours, you can drop off your packages where and when you need it.

Find UPS Access Point Locations

Sometimes it's just more convenient to have a driver come to you and collect your shipment. Need to request a collection? It doesn't cost a lot.

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