UPS Services

Stamps.com provides both domestic and international service options when creating an UPS label. For added convenience, Stamps.com offers the ability to schedule one-time pickups for UPS shipments directly in the app.

UPS offers several different services to ship your packages. Each service has its own specific requirements and costs, so it is important to review your selections carefully before shipping to avoid delays or cost adjustments.

If your package happens to arrive damaged or becomes lost, you can fill out a UPS Claim Form.

For certain services, UPS offers a Guaranteed Service Refund (GSR) for packages not delivered by the date and time indicated for delivery when the shipment was processed. UPS will either credit or refund the transportation charges for each such shipment to the payer only. Learn more about the UPS Service Guarantee.

To submit a GSR request for UPS from Stamps.com shipments, please fill out our Guaranteed Service Request form.

Expand the sections below to see descriptions of the UPS service options available in Stamps.com. All available service and package types follow carrier policies and guidelines for that service class.

Domestic UPS® Services with Stamps.com

UPS® Ground

Day-definite delivery in one to five days

  • An economical choice for all of your routine shipments

  • With guaranteed delivery, know in advance when your shipment will arrive.

UPS® Ground Saver

UPS® Ground Saver is an economy, residential, ground delivery service designed for lightweight, non-time-sensitive packages. UPS® Ground Saver offers a clear savings advantage with rates even lower than our already discounted UPS Ground rates.

UPS® Ground Saver shipments move through the UPS network and will be delivered by UPS or, in some cases, will be handed off to the local Post Office for final delivery by the USPS. Since USPS can handle last-mile delivery. This means you can also use this service for shipping to military addresses, and US territories!

UPS Ground Saver Features:

  • No residential, peak, or fuel surcharges

  • Delivers Monday-Sunday

  • 2-7 day Delivery Time

  • Door-to-door Tracking

Shipping Requirements:

  • Weight: Packages up to 70 lbs actual weight or up to 10lbs dimensional weight

  • Minimum size: 4"H x 6"L x 0.75"W

  • Maximum size: up to 130" total; no one dimension can exceed 60"

  • Domestic shipments to residential addresses in the 48 contiguous states (rates and discounts exclude shipment origins from Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Alaska)

Shipping Considerations:

  • UPS® Ground Saver shipments are not eligible for signature confirmation, pickups, or UPS Guaranteed Service refunds.

  • Shipments cannot be rerouted.

  • Surcharges may apply to shipments that exceed weight and dimension limits.

Loss/Damage Coverage and Insurance:

  • Shipments are covered up to $100 declared value by default if delivered by UPS. If handed off to USPS for last-mile delivery, coverage no longer applies.

  • Declared Value or Insured Value is the combined value of the merchandise and the cost of freight, packaging, forwarding charges, and consular fees for which insurance is obtained. Enter a Declared Value amount if the merchandise value is GREATER than $100. (To enter a declared value, go to the Extra Services option when configuring your postage.)

  • You cannot add additional UPS insurance to these shipments. However, you can add ParcelGuard insurance for higher-value shipments or to ensure the package is covered no matter which carrier delivers it.

UPS reserves the right to change rates and service details at any time without notice.

UPS Next Day Air®

Guaranteed next-day service

  • Ideal service for shipments that must arrive the next business day

  • Time-definite service—or your money back

UPS Next Day Air Saver®

Guaranteed, most affordable next day-service

  • Next business day afternoon delivery or your money back

  • Delivery by 3:00 P.M. or 4:30 P.M. to most commercial destinations, by end-of-day for residential locations

UPS 2nd Day Air®

Guaranteed second-day delivery for packages that don't require overnight shipping

  • Economical option for shipments that do not need overnight service

  • Guaranteed two-day delivery to every address throughout the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico

UPS 3 Day Select®

Guaranteed delivery within 3 business days

  • Available for packages within the contiguous 48 United States

International UPS® Services with Stamps.com

UPS® Standard

Ideal for your less-urgent shipments to and from the U.S. (except Alaska and Hawaii)

  • 3+ Days to Mexico and Canada

  • Door-to-door service provided

  • Up the three delivery attempts

UPS Worldwide Expedited®

Expedited shipping is for fast, guaranteed deliveries for less-urgent international small package shipments

  • Guaranteed, day-definite expedited delivery or your money back

  • Send packages to over 220 countries and territories and receive packages from over 80 countries and territories with expedited shipping

  • Door-to-door service with in-house customs clearance included

  • Up to three delivery attempts

UPS Worldwide Saver®

International express shipments with guaranteed end of day delivery

  • Next business day delivery by the end of day to Canada

  • Second business day delivery by end of day to Mexico and major metropolitan areas worldwide

  • Day-definite delivery by the end of the business day to other locations worldwide, depending on destination

  • Door-to-door service with in-house customs clearance

  • Up to three delivery attempts

UPS Worldwide Express®

Express international shipping to destinations throughout the world

  • Send packages to over 135 countries and territories and receive packages from over 185 countries and territories

  • Guaranteed, time-definite service or your money back

  • In-house customs clearance provided

  • Up to three delivery attempts

UPS Worldwide Express Plus®

Guaranteed morning delivery

  • Reach your customers faster with guaranteed, time-definite delivery or your money back

  • Send packages to more than 55 countries and territories and receive packages from all valid UPS origins

  • Rely on door-to-door service with in-house customs clearance

  • Up to three delivery attempts

Customs Forms with UPS

Depending on what and where you ship internationally with UPS, certain forms may be required. See the UPS Forms section below for details.

UPS Forms

Some UPS® Services, depending on what and where you are shipping, require you to include additional forms.

When one of these forms is required, a pop-up window will open to let you know. Follow the directions on the pop-up window.

UPS Form Name

Link to downloadable UPS form

Supported for Printing

UPS Reference Pages

High Value Package

Built into Stamps.com

Yes

Commercial Invoice*

UPS Commercial Invoice

Yes

UPS Commercial Invoice guide

USMCA Certification of Origin

USMCA Certification of Origin

No

USMCA Trade Agreement UPS Guide

U.S. Certificate of Origin

U.S. Certificate of Origin

No

UPS International Forms

Electronic Export Information (EEI)

Electronic Export Information Form

No

UPS International Forms

*UPS now automatically sends commercial invoices electronically so shippers no longer have to print paper copies and affix them to packages. When preparing a UPS International label, the letters EDI will appear on the lower right corner of the shipping label. This indicates UPS has electronically transmitted the commercial invoice. UPS recommends shipping these packages within 14 days of printing the label.

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