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Flat Rate Shipping

With UPS® Simple Rate, you pick from the five flat packaging rates and the four shipping speeds. Ship anywhere in the U.S. for a predictable rate.

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Extra small

Dimensions: 1-100 cubic inches
Common Box Dimensions: 4 in x 4 in x 4 in, 6 in x 4 in x 4 in, 8 in x 6 in x 2 in
Size Samples: Sunglasses, t-shirt, ceramic mug or cellphone

Small

Dimensions: 101-250 cubic inches
Common Box Dimensions: 6 in x 6 in x 6 in, 8 in x 6 in x 5 in, 12 in x 9 in x 2 in
Size Samples: Hardcover book, tissue box or ream of paper

Medium

Dimensions: 251-650 cubic inches
Common Box Dimensions: 8 in x 8 in x 8 in, 12 in x 9 in x 6 in, 13 in x 11 in x 2 in
Size Samples: Shoebox or three-inch, three-ring binder

Large

Dimensions: 651-1,050 cubic inches
Common Box Dimensions: 10 in x 10 in x 10 in, 12 in x 12 in x 7 in, 15 in x 11 in x 6 in
Size Samples: Regulation basketball or 14-inch laptop

Extra large

Dimensions: 1,051-1,728 cubic inches
Common Box Dimensions: 12 in x 12 in x 12 in, 16 in x 12 in x 9 in, 18 in x 12 in x 6 in
Size Samples: Small appliances or tennis racket

Four Convenient Shipping Speeds

  • Delivery Within Five Days
  • Delivery Within Three Business Days
  • Second Day Delivery
  • Next Day Delivery

UPS Simple Rate Advantages

How UPS Simple Rate Compares
Feature UPS FedEx USPS
Customer Packaging
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Maximum Volume Up to 1,728 cubic inches Up to 1,452 cubic inches Up to 1200 cubic inches
Shipping Speeds Within Five Days, Within Three Business Days, Second Day and Next-Day Express Services only (no ground) Priority Mail
1-3 business days
Declared Value $100 $100 $50
Guaranteed
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Shipping Rates National Flat Rate 3 Zones National Flat Rate

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