eCommerce businesses who partner with UPS are bound to easily find a UPS store near them, as UPS maintains thousands of locations around the United States and Canada.
The availability of these locations give small business owners more flexibility, as UPS stores, UPS drop box locations, and additional retail options provide access to later pickup times and other service opportunities.
Here are the different UPS locations that are available, the types of services they offer, and how to find them.
UPS Location Types
1. The UPS Store
The UPS Store is UPS’ retail outlet that offers a variety of postal, express shipping, printing, and other small business services. These outlets can be found within the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada.
Each outlet offers UPS’ full range domestic, international, and freight shipping solutions based on your time frame and service level needs.
The UPS Store shipping services include the following:
- UPS Next Day Air® Early
- UPS Next Day Air®
- UPS Next Day Air Saver®
- UPS 2nd Day Air A.M.®
- UPS 2nd Day Air®
- UPS 3 Day Select®
- UPS Ground
- UPS Worldwide Express Plus®
- UPS Worldwide Express®
- UPS Worldwide Saver
- UPS Worldwide Expedited®
- UPS Standard
- Ground Freight
- Air Freight
- Air and Ocean Freight
2. UPS Drop Box
UPS has over 38,000 drop box locations throughout the US. At these drop boxes, you can leave parcels that are being sent both domestically and internationally with any UPS shipping service.
Drop boxes are always open. UPS pickup times are normally later for these locations, and you can even access proper shipping supplies to prepare your shipment correctly.
3. UPS Lockers
UPS lockers (officially named “UPS Access Points”) can be found at local businesses that UPS partners with. While they are mainly used for deliveries, they also accept outgoing packages with pre-paid UPS labels.
4. UPS Distribution Centers
Referred to as “UPS Customer Centers”, these UPS service centers are operating facilities that can also assist with your domestic or international shipping needs.
You can purchase packaging supplies and access all UPS service levels. Additionally, they provide the tools needed to automatically generate labels, verify your delivery addresses, and save frequently shipped destinations for faster processing.
How To Find The Nearest UPS Locations
UPS Store Locations
With more than 5,000 UPS stores available within the US, you can easily find the one nearest you by using their Store Locator tool. You can search based on location or store number, and even filter results with stores that are open on Saturday or Sunday.
Once you submit the information, the search will automatically show results of the nearest UPS stores. When you click on a result, you can find UPS store hours by clicking on the “HOURS” tab.
UPS Drop Off Locations
You can find a UPS drop off near you by going to UPS’ Locations tab. Enter in your zip code or city name, and under “Narrow your search”, click the box next to “Find a drop off location”.
Based on your location, you may see a mix in results that include drop boxes, customer centers, authorized retail chains, and more.
UPS Drop Box Locations
You can find a UPS drop box near you by going to UPS’ Locations tab. Enter in your zip code or city name, click “See All Options”, “Location Type”, then “UPS Drop Box”.
Once you submit the information, the search will automatically show the UPS drop off box near you. You’ll also be able to see UPS pickup times in these results.
UPS Locker Locations
You can find a UPS locker near you by going to UPS’ Locations tab. Enter in your zip code or city name, click “See All Options”, “Location Type”, then “UPS Access Point Locker”.
Note that there is also an option for “UPS Access Point”, which will be within a local business, but may not have the lockers available.
UPS Distribution Center Locations
You can find a UPS customer service center near you by going to UPS’ Locations tab. Enter in your zip code or city name, click “See All Options”, “Location Type”, then “UPS Customer Center”.
Find a UPS Store and Start Shipping
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