5 Simple Steps to Send Package Through UPS Shipping

Hello friends, have you used word UPS? I am quite sure you would have heard about UPS many times before. If you have used UPS services ever then it’s not new for you and if you are almost new to UPS then this article will answer your all questions related to UPS services. Here in this article, I will discuss each and everything related to the UPS shipping services in simple steps. And will explain about the procedure of using UPS shipping calculator.

If you need to deliver any parcel what you think of? I look for cheap shipping cost and timely delivery of my parcel at the destination. Shipping services play a vital role in deciding to choose which service provider should be selected for delivery of our parcel on time. One more thing people look for while shipping their important parcel is that they don’t need to do much of hard work to dispatch their parcel. So complexity or simplicity of shipping procedure can also change the mindset of customers. There is two type of people exists one who can pay more but they don’t want to do much effort to get their work done and other are the ones who will not pay a single penny extra and are ready to do efforts for money but this type of people rarely exists.

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UPS shipping services are available for both kinds of people. And their shipping service procedure is not much complicated enough to annoy anyone. But if you are new to UPS and its services then you may face little bit difficulty in shipping your parcel for destination because of lack of knowledge of UPS shipping procedures. Here in this article, we have discussed UPS shipping procedure for all UPS users and after going through this article you will find it much easier to ship your parcel via UPS.

How to use UPS Shipping Service:

Need to ship a package and unaware of shipping procedure, no need to worry just go through the below mentioned three steps and you will find it very easy to ship your package on time. The three steps to be followed to use UPS shipping service are as follows:

  1. Calculate UPS shipping rates and shipping time
  2. Select a specific shipping service
  3. Prepare your package for dispatch.

Below in this article, all three steps mentioned above are explained in full details have a look on them.

Calculation of UPS Shipping rates and Shipping Time

Before dispatching parcel for the destination we always keep in mind the cost and delivery time of parcel. These two factors matter a lot while shipping a package. To clear doubt related this UPS has provided shipping calculator which tells estimated cost and timing of our parcel for different parts of the world. Here is the direct link to the UPS shipping calculator and more information about UPS shipping calculator is given below.

UPS Shipping Calculator:

UPS shipping calculator lets you know the estimated timing of delivery and delivery cost of your parcel for the different part of the world. Using UPS shipping service you can also know estimated delivery time and cost for UPS freight service also. Below we have provided a simple guide to use UPS shipping calculator.

Follow below-mentioned steps to use the UPS shipping calculator service:

  • Visit UPS official website from given link here.
  • Go to shipping tab and select calculate shipping time and cost from the drop-down menu.

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  • A new page will open as shown below in the picture. Fill all the shipment details asked for like shipping date, origin city, destination city, country etc.

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  • It will show you the delivery timing as per the information entered. We have provided a sample result below in the image for better understanding.

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  • On the right side, you will see some more fields to be filled to get the estimated cost of delivery of your parcel. Fill all the required details there and click on update button.

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  • It will show you the cost related to your parcel as per the information entered by you.

UPS shipping calculator will help you in the analysis of cost and delivery time for your parcel. There are several other advantages of using UPS shipping calculator listed below have a look on them.

  • The result will be shown to you in your country currency.
  • For multiple packages, you can get the estimated delivery and delivery cost.
  • Review rate summary will be shown to you in graphical or chart form.
  • There is an option to filter your result by time and cost. Also, you can get international shipping cost for your product.

Final shipping rates may vary from those shown here because some taxes or non-routine custom brokerage charges are not included in this.

There are various other methods also available to find the UPS shipping rate and delivery timings, we have listed all those methods here with little explanation of each one.

Zones and rates Charts:
UPS also provides UPS zone and rate chart by using these charts you can easily find the package shipping time and date. You can easily get this chart by visiting UPS official website under the shipping tab option. This chart is also available to be downloaded for offline use but using it online would be better because UPS may change time and cost any time.

U.S. Ground maps:
U.S. ground map is used to view the delivery date, timings, and cost for UPS ground shipment service in the USA. To use this service visit UPS official website and under the shipping tab you will find this service and you will need five digits postal code of the region you want to look for. Below image is given it will help you in understanding better how to access this map.

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Now fill shipping date of the product along with zip code of the city package will be delivered to and click on submit button. The result will be shown on the screen as shown in the image below.

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European Transit Time Maps:
European map also works similar to the US ground service only the difference is that European transit time maps are used to know the delivery time and date for shipping any parcel throughout the world. To avail this service visit UPS official website and from the shipping tab, drop-down menu click on this. A new window will open fill all the details such as country, city name and postal code and click on display map button and result will be shown on the screen as shown in below image.

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Below Images is for Reference

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Select a specific UPS shipping Service:

Once you have known the estimated shipping cost and delivery time of your parcel the next thing which comes to mind is that which shipping service will be better for your package. If you are in a hurry for delivery of your parcel then you will choose shipping service which may deliver your parcel on time. Or a selection of shipping service may vary with the type of parcel whether parcel to be dispatched is for business use or personal use or choice may vary based on the destination address distance from the origin city of the parcel. There is various UPS service available to deal all such conditions it’s your work to understand the conditions and choose the one best for your work. All those services are mentioned below with the brief explanation of each.

UPS Shipping services for delivery within the USA:

  • UPS Express Critical Service:

UPS express critical service offers to deliver your parcel on the same day within the USA and deliver your parcel on within same time mentioned by them during booking of the parcel.

  • UPS Next Day Air Early Service:

This UPS service delivers your booked parcel on the next business day around 8:00 am.

  • UPS Next Day Air:

This UPS service is almost similar to the previous one the only difference is of delivery time of parcel in this service your parcel will be delivered at destination address by 10:30 on next business day.

  • UPS Next Day Air Saver Service:

If you use this UPS service then your parcel will be delivered at destination doorstep by 3:00 P.M. on next business day within the US.

  • UPS 2nd Day Air Shipping:

This UPS service will deliver your parcel in 2 business day from the shipment day.

  • UPS 3 Day Select service:

This UPS service promises to deliver your package within the 3 business day from the date of shipping of parcel.

  • UPS Ground Service:

UPS ground service generally delivers your parcel in 1 to 5 days and this timing varies according to the distance of the destination address from origin city.

  • UPS Ground Service with Freight Pricing:

This is almost similar to the previous one only difference is delivery timing in this delivery is a little faster than normal ground shipping service.

UPS International Shipping Services Outside USA:

  • UPS Express Critical Service:

In this service your package delivery is based on the time of booking of your parcel as delivery is based on the availability of the next flight.

  • UPS Worldwide Express Plus:

In this service, your package will be delivered within 1 to 3 business day and delivery will be done between 8:30 to 9:00 am.

  • UPS Worldwide Express:

UPS Worldwide express service commits to deliver your package within 1 to 3 business day and delivery will be done between 10 am to 12 noon.

  • UPS Worldwide Express Freight:

UPS Worldwide express freight service commits to deliver your package within 1 to 3 business day and delivery will be done by the end of the day.

  • UPS Worldwide Saver Service:

UPS Worldwide saver service commits to deliver your package within 1 to 3 business day and delivery will be done by the end of the day.

  • UPS Worldwide Expedited Service:

UPS Worldwide express freight service commits to deliver your package within 2 to 5 business day and delivery will be done by the end of the day.

  • UPS Standard Shipping Service:

UPS Standard shipping service will deliver your parcel on the scheduled delivery day but delivery will be done by the end of the day.

  • UPS Worldwide Express NA1 Service:

This UPS service delivers your booked parcel on the next business day by 10:30 am.

  • UPS 3 Day Select from Canada Service:

This UPS service delivers your booked parcel in 3 business day from the date of booking parcel and delivery will be done by the end of the day.

  • UPS Freight Shipping Services:

There is various UPS freight service available for use by UPS customers as per their requirement all those freight services are listed below:

  • UPS Next Day Air Freight Service:

This UPS service delivers your booked parcel on the next business day between 12 Noon to 5:00 P.M.

  • UPS 2nd Day Air Freight Service:

This UPS service will deliver your parcel in 2 business day from the shipment day. And delivery will be done between 12 Noon to 5:00 P.M.

  • UPS 2nd Day Air Freight NGS Service:

This UPS service will deliver your parcel in 2 business day from the shipment day. And delivery will be done between 12 Noon to 5:00 P.M.

  • UPS 3 Day Freight Service:

In this service, your package will be delivered within 3 to 5 business day and delivery will be done by 5:00 P.M.

  • UPS 3 Day Freight NGS:

In this service, your package will be delivered within 3 to 5 business day and delivery will be done by 5:00 P.M.

  • UPS Worldwide Express Freight Service:

In this service, your package will be delivered within 1 to 3 business day and delivery will be done by the end of the day.

  • UPS Worldwide Expedited Air Freight Service:

In this service, your package will be delivered in 1 to 3 business day at the airport by the end of the day.

  • UPS Worldwide Expedited Ground Freight Service:

In this service, your package will be delivered within 1 to 3 business day and delivery will be done by the end of the day.

  • UPS Air Freight Consolidated Service:

This UPS service promises to deliver your package within 3 to 5 business day from the date of shipping of parcel.

There are several other services’s not listed here. You can get more information about all these services from UPS official website.

Prepare your Package for Dispatch

After Selecting shipping service for your parcel next step is to prepare your package for final delivery means packaging of the parcel for dispatch. We mostly ignore this step but this step is very important for the safety of your product and sometimes packaging may affect the final cost of your parcel. Below we have provided all important things one should take care of while packaging of his/her parcel. It your choice whether using your own packaging or packaging provided by the UPS store. Follow below-mentioned steps carefully

  1. The first thing you require for a safe packaging of your parcel is a new good quality box. Box size should be convenient to the size of the parcel for the safety of parcel. You can also use UPS package design and test lab chart for guidance for correct size and weight limitations of the box to be shipped using UPS service.

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    These images shown below have some standard dimension of the shipping box according to the package. It will help you while preparing your package for dispatch. Because sometime if we use wrong dimension box for packaging our parcel may be rejected at UPS Store for shipping.

2. Not only the outer layer of the box will keep box content secure, proper preventive measures should be taken to protect the box content from the internal damage. We can easily protect box content by covering package with at least two inches of cushioning. There are different materials used for cushioning with different box content.

For lightweight items encapsulated plastic covering can be used, the air bag can also be used for cushioning lightweight items other than edgy and sharp items. Various other things like expanded polystyrene, engineered foam. Craft papers can be used for covering of the package content for the safety of the parcel. The things which cannot be used are blankets, pillows, newspapers or clothes etc.

3. After packaging and covering your parcel safely the next thing you need to do is to properly tie up the box with good tape or ant plastic so that there is no chance of opening box while shipping. For lightweight items, you can use tape and for heavyweight items, pressure sensitive plastic or reinforced Nylon filament will be a better option.

4. Next step is to label your package properly and this step is also very important for everyone. Some points everyone should keep in mind while labeling his/her package are given below:

  • Mention complete address including street number and flat number in the shipping.
  • The label should be placed only at the top and center of the box to make it visible easily.
  • A label should be written in such a way that it is visible and readable.

Note: Some things require special care while shipment so you must confirm it from the UPS store before shipping such content in the box.

Choose UPS Shipping Location:

UPS shipping location means UPS store which is easily accessible to you. UPS provide most of the UPS locations with various services you can choose one closer to you and have UPS service whichever you want to use. If you don’t have time to go to the US location then you can also opt for the UPS pickup facility at your doorstep, they will collect your parcel from your location and they will dispatch it to the destination address. Instead of going to UPS location and using UPS pickup service you also opt for online shipping facility. Below we have mentioned how to use UPS online shipping facility:

  • Go to UPS official website by clicking here
  • Move cursor to the create shipment tab on the website. Refer image below for more.

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  • A new page will open having lots of option to be filled. Fill all the options carefully to proceed further to next page.

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  • After filling all required details click on next button to proceed further to next step.

Note: All fields marked with (*) are compulsory to fill and without filling those fields you can proceed further to the next page.

Track your UPS Package:

Once you have shipped your parcel you want to know what is the current status of your parcel where your parcel has reached? When it will reach the destination and many other questions related to the shipment. UPS also provides tracking facility for their customers. Every parcel is assigned a different tracking number using which you can easily track your parcel by visiting UPS official website.

There are various tracking methods for tracking your parcel we have also explained in detail how to track UPS package in our previous article. You can refer that article for more info on UPS tracking by clicking here.

UPS Shipping Documents and forms:

There is various documentation and forms procedure to be followed while shipment of your parcel and this procedure is a bit lengthy and time taking so UPS provide automated shipping service for their customers to ease out the shipping procedure. There are several advantages of using UPS automated shipping procedures some of them are listed below

  • If we use UPS automated shipping then we can save a lot of time in preparing the shipment.
  • All shipment related information will be saved on UPS database for further use.
  • Chances of error will be very less in using UPS automated shipping service.
  • Using UPS automated shipping service will make it easier to track your shipping packages.

If you don’t use UPS automated shipping service then you manually need to take care of all these things and a little mistake may cost much.

Conclusion:

Now shipping a parcel using UPS shipping service shouldn’tbe a hard task for you all. If you have gone through all the content written above carefully you must have learned how to UPS shipping calculator, UPS shipping service, packaging of the parcel for shipping and tracking of UPS shipments. If there is still any doubt related to UPS shipping service or any other topic explained above you can comment it down in the comment section. We will try to solve your query or doubt as soon as possible.

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