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. However, they are not the best choice for sending smaller parcels like subscription boxes.