UPS Shipping Deadlines for 2020 Holiday Delivery

November 9th, 2020 Comments off

UPS has announced its 2020 shipping deadlines to ensure parcel delivery by December 25th.  With online retail sales expected to nearly double in 2020 compared to the 2019 holiday season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to make sure your order fulfillment is ready to meet customer expectations:

Be sure to ship your packages by these deadlines when using UPS shipping for your parcel delivery this holiday season.

U.S. Domestic Shipping Deadlines1

Shipping ViaShip Date
UPS® GroundDec. 15
UPS 3 Day Select®Dec. 21
UPS 2nd Day Air®Dec. 22
UPS Next Day Air®Dec. 23

U.S. To Canada Shipping Deadlines1

Shipping ViaShip Date
UPS Standard
(From the 48 contiguous
states only)
Dec. 15
UPS Worldwide
Expedited®
Dec. 22
UPS Worldwide
Express® services
Dec. 23
UPS Worldwide
Express Freight®
(To select destinations only)
Dec. 23

U.S. To Mexico Shipping Deadlines1

Shipping ViaShip Date
UPS Standard
(From the 48 contiguous
states only)
Dec. 16
UPS Worldwide
Expedited®
Dec. 21
UPS Worldwide
Express® services
Dec. 22
UPS Worldwide
Express Freight®
Dec. 22

1 Shipments to certain destinations may require an earlier ship date. Check www.ups.com/ctc for details.

UPS Pickup and Delivery Service Details for 2020 Peak Period


Wednesday, Nov. 25
Normal pickup and delivery service. All UPS Next Day Air® packages picked up today will be scheduled for delivery on Friday, Nov. 27. UPS 2nd Day Air® packages picked up today will be scheduled for delivery on Monday, Nov. 30 (except those processed and labeled for delivery on Saturday, Nov. 28).


Thursday, Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving Day (UPS Holiday)
No UPS® pickup or delivery service. UPS Express Critical® is available. Call 1-800-714-8779 or visit upsexpresscritical.com.


Friday, Nov. 27
Normal pickup and delivery service.


Monday, Dec. 21
Normal pickup and delivery service. This is the last day to ship UPS 3 Day Select packages for delivery on Thursday, Dec. 24. 2


Tuesday, Dec. 22
Normal pickup and delivery service. This is the last day to ship UPS 2nd Day Air packages for delivery on Thursday, Dec. 24. 2


Wednesday, Dec. 23
Normal pickup and delivery service. This is the last day to ship UPS Next Day Air® packages for delivery on Thursday, Dec. 24 with a UPS On-Call Pickup® service or prearranged, scheduled pickup, or by visiting a The UPS Store® location or a UPS Authorized Service Location.


Thursday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve
Normal delivery service. Pickup service available only for Air and international Air* packages if prearranged by Monday, Dec. 21. UPS On-Call Pickup service and UPS Drop Boxes are available for Air and international Air packages. UPS Next Day Air packages picked up today will be scheduled for delivery on Monday, Dec. 28 (except those processed and labeled for delivery on Saturday, Dec. 26).


Friday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day (UPS Holiday)
No UPS pickup or delivery service. UPS Express Critical service is available. Call 1-800-714-8779 or visit upsexpresscritical.com.


Saturday, Dec. 26
Normal pickup and delivery service for Air and international Air* services only.


Monday, Dec. 28
Normal pickup and delivery service.


Tuesday, Dec. 29
Normal pickup and delivery service.


Wednesday, Dec. 30
Normal pickup and delivery service. UPS Next Day Air packages picked up today will be scheduled for delivery on Thursday, Dec. 31. UPS 2nd Day Air packages picked up today will be scheduled for delivery on Monday, Jan. 4 (except those processed and labeled for delivery on Saturday, Jan. 2). UPS 3 Day Select packages picked up today will be scheduled for delivery on Wednesday, Jan. 6.


Thursday, Dec. 31
Delivery of UPS Air and international Air* packages only. Pickup service available only for Air and international Air* if prearranged by Tuesday, Dec. 29. UPS On-Call Pickup service and UPS Drop Boxes available for Air and international Air* packages. UPS Next Day Air packages picked up today will be scheduled for delivery on Monday, Jan. 4 (except those processed and labeled for delivery on Saturday, Jan. 2).


Friday, Jan. 1, New Year’s Day (UPS Holiday)
No UPS pickup or delivery service. UPS Express Critical service is available. Saturday, Jan. 2 Normal pickup and delivery service for Air and international Air* services only

2 Shipments to certain destinations may require an earlier ship date. Check www.ups.com/ctc for the most up-to-date transit times.


* References to “UPS Air and international Air” packages include UPS Next Day® Early, UPS Next Day Air®, UPS Next Day Saver®, UPS 2nd Day Air A.M.®, UPS 2nd Day Air®, UPS Worldwide Express Plus®, UPS Worldwide Express®, UPS Worldwide Saver®, UPS Worldwide Expedited®, and UPS Worldwide Express Freight®. Visit ups.com for the UPS Tariff/Terms and Conditions. The information contained in this schedule and all service guarantees are subject to change. Packages exceeding UPS weight or size requirements are not accepted for transportation.

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UPS Holiday Surcharges Waived for Stamps.com Customers

November 6th, 2020 Comments off

The holiday season is, for many, the most important sales period of the year. Small and medium-sized businesses will be pressured to cut prices to remain competitive with larger companies.

Together, UPS and Stamps.com, have helped thousands of SMBs that have pivoted to an e-commerce model or increased their online presence. When you create a UPS account within Stamps.com, many common surcharges are waived saving you even more money!

Eliminated UPS Fees & Surcharges for Stamps.com Customers
Discounted UPS Fees & Surcharges
Fuel SurchargesDelivery Area Air & Residential Surcharges
Ground Residential SurchargeAddition Handling Fees
Delivery Area Rural Ground Commercial SurchargeLarge Package Fees
Delivery Area Rural Ground Residential SurchargeDaily On-Route Pickup Fees
Residential Pickup SurchargeSmart Pickup Fees
Residential Pickup Area SurchargeOn Call Pickup Fees
Return Label Surcharge (Print & Electronic)

How to Add UPS Shipping to Your Stamps.com Account

Adding UPS to your Stamps.com account couldn’t be easier. Go to “Settings” in your Stamps.com account, select “Add a Carrier” and select “UPS.”  Once you activate your account, you’ll be ready to ship and take advantage of all the benefits of UPS through Stamps.com.

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UPS International Service Comparison

November 4th, 2020 Comments off

Shipping internationally can be daunting, but UPS has the services to get your shipment to over 220 countries and territories at the speed and price you need. Even seasoned shippers can get confused about which service level they should use, so we’ve listed and defined international UPS services available through Stamps.com below.

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 Expedited®

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

  • 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 made

UPS Worldwide Express®

Express international shipping to destinations throughout the world

  • Send packages to 140 countries and territories and receive packages from all valid UPS origins
  • In-house customs clearance provided
  • Up to three delivery attempts made

UPS® Standard to Canada

Guaranteed economical standard ground delivery for less-urgent shipments

  • Ideal for your less-urgent shipments to and from the U.S. (except Alaska and Hawaii)
  • Door-to-door service provided
  • Up the three delivery attempts made

UPS® Standard to Mexico

Fast, reliable service for less urgent shipments

  • An ideal choice when speed needs to be balanced with economy
  • Day-specific delivery estimates let you plan delivery dates
  • Convenient door-to-door service
Guaranteed International Package Service Options
1-3 Days
UPS Worldwide Express®Guaranteed delivery in 1-3 days by 10:30 a.m., noon, or 2 p.m., depending on origin/destination
UPS Worldwide Saver®Guaranteed delivery in 1-3 days by end of day, depending on origin/destination
2-5 Days
UPS Worldwide Expedited®Guaranteed delivery in 2-5 days, depending on origin/destination
By Date Scheduled
UPS® Standard to CanadaFast, reliable ground service for less urgent shipments to Canada
UPS® Standard to MexicoFast, reliable ground service for less urgent shipments to Mexico

How to Add UPS Shipping to Your Stamps.com Account
UPS has the powerful logistics network to meet your international shipping needs. And adding UPS to your Stamps.com account couldn’t be easier. Go to “Settings” in your Stamps.com account, select “Add a Carrier” and select “UPS.”  Once you activate your account, you’ll be ready to ship and take advantage of all the benefits of UPS through Stamps.com.

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UPS Domestic Services

October 29th, 2020 Comments off

Choices matter.

UPS has a full catalog of different products available through Stamps.com. The wide variety of choices from UPS allow you to select the shipping options that make the most sense for you, your customers, and your budget!

Online retailers can focus on growing their business while UPS handles their shipping and logistics needs. No worries and no guess work—just simple shipping delivered. Demand for faster delivery is a growing trend with the largest e-commerce shippers moving from two-day to one-day delivery. UPS’s network enhancements and weekend services provide Stamps.com merchants industry-leading choice, convenience and speed to market.

UPS Next Day Air Early®

  • Delivery commitment: Next business day
  • Delivery as early as 8 a.m.
  • Ideal when your shipment must be there for the start of the business day

UPS Next Day Air®

  • Delivery commitment: Next business day
  • Delivery typically by 10:30 am
  • Ideal for shipments that must arrive early in the business day

UPS Next Day Air Saver®

  • Delivery commitment: Next business day
  • Delivery by end of day

UPS 2nd Day Air A.M.®

  • Delivery commitment: 2 business days
  • Delivery as early as 8 am

UPS 2nd Day Air®

  • Delivery commitment: 2 business days
  • Delivery typically by end of day
  • Ideal for shipments that do not need overnight service

UPS 3 Day Select®

  • Delivery commitment: 3 business days
  • Delivery by end of day
  • An ideal mix of economy and guaranteed delivery

UPS Ground

  • Delivery commitment: 1-5 business days
  • Delivery based on distance to destination
UPS Domestic Package Service Options
1 Day
UPS Next Day Air Early®Overnight by 8 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and up to 2 p.m.
UPS Next Day Air®Overnight by 10 a.m., noon, or end of day
UPS Next Day Air Saver®Overnight by 3 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.
2 Days
UPS 2nd Day Air A.M.®Two-day delivery by 10:30 a.m. or noon
UPS 2nd Day Air®Two-day delivery by end of day
3 Days
UPS 3 Day Select®Three-day delivery by end of day
By Date Scheduled
UPS GroundDay-definite delivery in one to five days

UPS Network + Proven Performance
UPS has the network to support all of your shipping needs.

Add UPS to Your Stamps.com account today.
Want to try one of the UPS products above for UPS domestic shipping? It could not be easier to start shipping with UPS through your Stamps.com account. Go to Settings in your Stamps.com account, select Add a Carrier, and select UPS. Once you activate your account, you’ll be ready to ship and take advantage of all the benefits of UPS through Stamps.com.

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UPS and Stamps.com Offer Discounted Shipping Rates

October 16th, 2020 Comments off

Stamps.com is thrilled to announce a new partnership with UPS, one of the world’s largest and most reliable delivery services. Now, in addition to USPS, Stamps.com customers have access to UPS® services with special discounts up to 62%. Now you can ship and manage both USPS and UPS shipments from one convenient interface!

The benefits of using UPS shipping through Stamps.com:

Get Low UPS Rates – Up To 62% Off!

Stamps.com gives you access to pre-negotiated discounts of up to 62% off UPS 2nd Day Air® and up to 48% off UPS® Ground Daily Rates services.

Stop Paying Surcharges

Nobody likes surcharges and extra fees. But when you create a UPS® account within Stamps.com, many common surcharges can be avoided, saving you even more money!

Ship with UPS’s Fastest Ground Ever

UPS will reach 90% of the U.S. population in three days or less, and 75% of the U.S. population will have Saturday delivery by October 2020. Reach more customers, in more places, faster.

UPS Package Tracking Instantly Available

UPS package tracking info is immediately sent to your marketplace/store and an optional notification email is delivered to your customer once an order is shipped.

How do I enable UPS shipping in my Stamps.com account?

Adding UPS Shipping to your Stamps.com account is simple and easy.  Follow these instructions:

#1 In Stamps.com Online, click the “Settings” (Gear) Icon in top right corner.

#2 In the left Navigation, select the “Carriers” tab and then click “Add” icon in the top Navigation.

#3 On the “Add New Carrier” page, click on the UPS® logo.

#4 The “UPS Technology Agreement” will appear. After reading the agreement, click “I Agree” in the bottom left corner.

#5 The “UPS Promotional Rates Agreement” will appear. Click the link to the read the agreement and then click “I Agree” in the bottom left corner.

#6 UPS® will now be displayed in your “Settings” window as a Carrier. Close the “Settings” window by clicking the “X” in the top right corner.

#7 UPS® will appear as a Carrier in the “Carrier” Dropdown Menu.  Just select “UPS” and you can start printing UPS shipping labels at discounted rates.

Add the benefits of UPS to your shipping mix today!

*Rates are limited to shipping from the continental U.S. only. These rates and discounts exclude shipment origins from Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Alaska. Rates and any applicable discounts are subject to change at any time without notice.

UPS, the UPS brand mark and the color brown are trademarks of United Parcel Service of America, Inc. used here with permission. All rights reserved.

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