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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.