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What billing options does UPS offer?

  • UPS offers you several billing options so you have the flexibility to choose the payment method that suits you or your customers best. If you don't indicate a payment method at the time of shipping, charges are billed to the shipper.

    UPS billing options include:

    Bill Shipper (Prepaid) - UPS bills shipping charges to the shipper's UPS account number.

    Bill Receiver (Collect) - UPS bills shipping charges to the receiver.*

    Bill Third Party (3rd Party) - UPS bills shipping charges to a party other than the shipper or receiver. The third party must have a valid UPS account number and must have agreed to accept the charges.*

    Bill Payment Card - UPS bills shipping charges to a payment card (available when creating a shipment on ups.com or when using a UPS shipping document).

    Note: Air freight services are billed only to the shipper.

    *UPS accepts shipments for Collect and Third Party billing as long as the receiver or third party has a valid UPS account number and has agreed to accept the charges. In the event of non-payment by the receiver or third party, the charges are billed back to the shipper.