Based in Sandy Springs, Georgia, the United Parcel Service (UPS) is one of the world’s largest private mail and parcel carriers. They deliver several billion packages and documents per year! UPS is over 100 years old and their shipping network is enormous, boasting over 1,800 operating facilities, 1,200 daily flight segments, and over 119,000 vehicles in their delivery fleet. In fact, we’d be willing to bet you live pretty close to a UPS Store. On top of all this, they offer a wide variety of mail and shipping services, both within the United States and internationally.


As a general rule of thumb, UPS is the shipping carrier of choice for shipping large, heavy packages. Just take a look at their big brown trucks: they’re huge! These vehicles are designed and built for transporting bulky parcels safely. As a result, they offer some of the more competitive rates for sending packages that weigh up to 150 pounds. UPS also prides itself on being the premier carrier in overnight and rush delivery. However, they are not the most affordable for sending smaller parcels like subscription boxes.


  • Competitive rates for shipping large, heavy packages up to 150 pounds
  • You can take advantage of postage discounts by using shipping software
  • Packing and shipping services offered at every location
  • Schedule a pickup from your home or warehouse

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  1. Marcy

    Delivery sucks. Customer service even worse. They charge to get package rerouted then send package back to sender leaving yo with less money and no package.

  2. Hargis Miller jr

    UPS in Texas would NOT ship 9mm ammo (small arms ammo) as there web site says.i had it properly wrapped and they said NO! then change Google to make it correct!

  3. Dylan

    Reliable delivery service but MY GOD do they need to update their website

  4. Jane

    I always just go to the UPS store to ship my packages. Have never had a bad experience! Haven’t tried buying postage online yet but I live right down the street from a UPS store so it’s convenient


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