UPS Online Shipping

UPS online shipping makes it possible for you to have a package shipped without ever leaving the comfort of your home. Traditionally, there have always been two aspects of shipping that would have required you to leave the comfort of your home, in order to get anything shipped. The first of those was the aspect of delivering the package to a drop off point. And the second one was the aspect of making the necessary shipping fee payments. But thanks to UPS Internet shipping, it is possible for you to do these two things from the comfort of your home as well. Through UPS Internet shipping, you can schedule online for UPS people to pick up the package from your home. And through UPS Internet shipping, you can also make the necessary shipping fee payments online.

Thus, in a nutshell, through UPS Internet shipping, you get to create a shipment, print the necessary UPS label and schedule for UPS employee to come and pick the package from your home. You therefore end up making a successful shipment without ever leaving the comfort of your home! Worth noting is the fact that UPS online shipping is not just for small packages: you can also use it (to some extent) to ship bigger freight consignments.

Getting started with UPS online shipping

To get started with UPS online shipping, first go to the UPS website (the address for the website is indicated at the bottom end of this article, in the ‘helpful links’ section). On the UPS website’s homepage, check at the top, and you will notice a main menu: with items like ‘My UPS’, ‘Shipping’, ‘Tracking’, ‘Freight’, ‘Locations’… and so on. From that main menu, roll your mouse over the ‘Shipping’ link, whereupon drop down links will appear below. From those drop down links, click on the ‘Create a Shipment’ link. You will be taken to a page where you can initiate the shipment.

Key steps in UPS online shipping

The key steps in UPS online shipping include: entering the shipping information, paying the shipping fees, scheduling a pick up time, printing a UPS label, attaching the UPS label to the package that is to be shipped, and then handing the package to the UPS staff at the scheduled pick-up time.

UPS online shipping fees payment

On the page where you enter UPS shipping information, you will notice that there is somewhere where you are asked ‘How you would like to pay’. Your options are to use a payment card or to use PayPal. Those are the methods you can use to pay for the shipping service, from the comfort of your home.

Scheduling a pick up time for UPS online shipping

On the page where you are supposed to enter UPS shipping information, there is a checkbox (towards the end of the form), that you need to click if you wish to schedule a pick up. If you wish to have UPS people pick the package from your home — or office or whatever other place — click on that checkbox. You will then be able to schedule a pick up time.

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