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Preparing to Ship Online

The Do-it-yourself Shipper

Ship online

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 Pickup

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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 pickup, give your package to your UPS driver, or drop off your package at a UPS Location?

Knowing the answers ahead of time will make creating a shipment simple. From UPS Internet Shipping, you'll be able to select any of the available shipping options at the best price for you. Once you complete the online form, you can print out a label and affix it to your package. Then you can request a pickup or bring your package to 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 pickup history
  • Save up to 50 tracked shipments
  • Order supplies needed to package your items

Sign up for an ID

Drop off Packages at a Time and Place That Fits 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 thousands of independently owned and operated neighborhood businesses, The UPS Store® locations, and self-service lockers where you can drop off your shipments.

With locations open weekend and evening hours, and most lockers accessible 24 hours a day, 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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