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UPS Supply Chain Solutions®

Freight Consolidation, UPS Trade Direct®

How can we help streamline your business?

  • Consolidate multiple packages at the origin, and destination-label them there.

  • Consolidated packages clear customs as one shipment, saving time and reducing risk.

  • Shipment bypasses the distribution center and goes right out for delivery.

UPS Trade Direct® Services

Cross the world in fewer steps to boost your competitive edge, streamline customs clearance and speed delivery to customers.
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    Final destination delivery labels for each domestic consignee are prepared and attached at the shipment's point of origin, eliminating the need to sort or store the goods in the U.S.

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    Pre-labeled shipments, whether freight or individual packages, are picked up and consolidated into one shipment. Handling is streamlined and there is no need for additional carriers.

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    As the consolidated shipment crosses the border, each “child” package clears customs individually. Those under the Section 321 de minimis limit ($800) clear without duties or taxes.*

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    Once in the U.S., packages in the shipment are deconsolidated and dropped straight into the UPS domestic delivery network. Because there's no need for a DC, costs and time are saved.

    * Subject to commodity type

UPS Trade Direct® Air

Consolidation, customs clearance, deconsolidation and delivery to multiple addresses within a destination country, with door-to-door or airport-to-door service from select airports in Asia, Europe and South and North America.

UPS Trade Direct® Ocean

Consolidation, ocean transportation, customs clearance, deconsolidation and delivery to multiple addresses within a destination country, with port-to-door and door-to-door service from shipper to consignee. Available from more than 70 ports. 

UPS Trade Direct® Cross Border

Consolidation, customs clearance, deconsolidation and delivery to multiple addresses within the destination country, with door-to-door service across North American borders.

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