UPS Label Printing

If you wish to have a package delivered to any given destination by UPS, then you need to print a UPS label and attach it to the package in question. It is through the label that the UPS staff are able to tell where to deliver the package — and whom to deliver the package to. Printing a UPS label is easy, once you have entered the shipment information. UPS labels and UPS receipts normally go together: which means that you may find yourself also printing your UPS receipt at the time when you print the UPS label.

Entering the UPS shipment information

Before you can be in a position to print a UPS label, you need to first enter the UPS shipping information. It is this information that is reflected in the UPS label: telling the UPS people where you want your package to be taken (among other relevant details).

To enter the UPS shipment information, you need to go to the UPS website, roll your mouse over the ‘Shipping’ link from the main menu at the top, and then from the drop down links that appear, click on ‘Create a Shipment’. By filling in the form in the page that you are taken to next, you will be entering the necessary UPS shipment information: this being the information that will be reflected on your UPS label.

Printing the actual UPS label

Having entered the UPS shipment information, you will be taken to the shipment completion screen. There, you will need to click on the appropriate checkboxes, to view and print the UPS label (alongside the UPS receipt). Upon doing this, a new browser window will come up, where the label(s) will be displayed. Wait for the label to load fully, before printing. You may also consider printing a sample UPS label first, to see how well your printer is able to do the job, before proceeding to print the actual label.

What you need to do, after printing the UPS label

After printing the UPS label, all you need to do is to attach it to the package you wish to ship by UPS. Then, based on the information that is displayed on the UPS label, the UPS staff will be able to deliver the package to the intended place.

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UPS Jobs

UPS (United Parcel Service) is a package delivery company. It is, in fact, rated as the world’s largest package delivery company, with more than 400,000 employees, as per the 2015 data. And although it is officially termed as a ‘package delivery company’ UPS is, in fact, also involved in major freight shipments as well. Given the fact that the company handles more than 15 million packages each day, and that it has customers all over the world, it is hardly surprising to learn that UPS is one of those companies that are always hiring. There is a wide range of jobs on offer at UPS at any given time: from jobs in the actual package handling and package delivery operations to corporate jobs in UPS offices and jobs in the other support departments. There are full-time UPS jobs as well as part-time UPS jobs. There are also seasonal UPS jobs, as well as permanent UPS jobs…

Accessing UPS job vacancy announcements

The best way to access UPS job vacancy announcements is by visiting the UPS jobs website. To get to the UPS jobs website, you can start at the main UPS website (its address is given below, as one of the ‘helpful links’). Once you get to the main UPS website, scroll down to the bottom of the homepage, where you will find the ‘careers’ link. It is in the same line (towards the very bottom end of the page) with other links like the ‘Home’, ‘About UPS’, ‘Site Guide’ and ‘Investors’ links (among others).

When you click on the ‘careers’ link, you will be taken to the UPS jobs website: where you will be able to search for the available UPS job openings. You can also go straight to the UPS jobs site: by simply entering the site’s address into your browser. The address in question too — the one that can take you straight to the UPS jobs website — is provided below, as one of the ‘useful links’.

There are also people who access UPS job vacancy announcements through the various independent jobs listings sites. On such sites, UPS jobs are often listed, typically with links to the UPS jobs website. All said and done, it is on the UPS jobs website that one can actually apply for the UPS jobs.

Applying for UPS jobs

The procedure you need to follow to apply for UPS jobs is simple. You start by going to the UPS jobs website. Once there, you will probably be first required to specify your location — especially if it is your very first visit to the site. Having done so, the next step is that of searching through the available UPS job vacancies, in order to identify the one that you are interested in (and one that you feel well qualified for). So you enter the relevant search criteria. Then you click to ‘apply’ for the position you fancy. After doing this, you just need to follow the instructions on your screen, to create a profile and ultimately make an application for the position.

What you need to do after applying for UPS jobs

In most cases, after applying for a UPS job, you will need to revisit the UPS jobs website, to check the status of your application. Initially, you may find the status of your UPS job application being ‘Pending’. This means you need to wait a bit longer. Eventually, the status will change to ‘active’, at which point you may be able to schedule an appointment – which is effectively the interview. If you are successful at the interview, you will probably get a call from UPS, informing you of when to start.

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www.ups.com/WebTracking/track – UPS Tracking Page

Once you dispatch a package (or several packages) for delivery by UPS, chances are that you will feel the need to check the progress of the shipment. Or at the very least, having dispatched a package (or several packages) for delivery through UPS, chances are that you will feel the need to ascertain whether or not the package was ultimately delivered where it was supposed to be delivered. In a similar manner, if you are expecting something to be delivered to you through UPS, chances are that you will feel the need to check the progress of the shipment from time to time. Aware of these sorts of needs, UPS (United Parcel Services) has set up a system through which tracking of packages can be done.

UPS tracking options

There are actually several ways in which UPS tracking can be done. Those include UPS tracking by number, UPS tracking by email and UPS tracking by reference. There is also the option for UPS tracking by SMS (text messages).

UPS tracking by number

A tracking number or an InfoNotice number is assigned for each package that is dispatched for delivery by UPS. You can use that number for tracking purposes. You just need to go to the tracking page on the UPS website, click to indicate that you wish to ‘track by number’, and then enter that number. Having entered the number, or several numbers for different packages (up to 25, one per line), click on the ‘Track’ button, and you will be given a reasonably detailed update on the status of the package(s).

UPS tracking by email

Here, you send the tracking number to a certain email address (totaltrack@ups.com). You are then replied with a detailed response about the status of the shipment. For a single package, you can have the tracking number as the subject of the email message, with the body being left blank. For several packages, you can leave the subject line blank, and enter the tracking numbers in the body of the message. You need to note that this email-based tracking only works for small packages. It doesn’t work for UPS freight shipments.

UPS tracking by reference

Here, you start by specifying the type of shipment: whether it is a package, mail or freight. Then you enter the shipment reference number, followed by the few other required details — and finally click on the ‘Track’ button in order to initiate the tracking.

UPS tracking by SMS

This is a unique UPS tracking approach: as it is one that requires you to first ‘opt in’. So you go to the tracking detail page, click on ‘request status updates’, and then click on ‘SMS notifications’. You then enter your mobile number: the one on which you wish to be receiving the SMS notifications. Having done so, UPS would then be in a position to send you Isms (text messages) with information about your shipment(s).

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