What services does UPS provide? And how are they different?

UPS provides two major sets of services for domestic and international.

U.S. Shipping Services

Service NameDelivery CommitmentDelivery Time (estimated)
UPS Express CriticalSame DayDelivery time set at order
UPS Next Day Air EarlyNext Business DayAs early as 8 A.M.
UPS Next Day AirNext Business DayTypically by 10:30 A.M.
UPS Next Day Air SaverNext Business DayTypically by 3:00 P.M.
UPS 2nd Day Air A.M.2 Business DaysTypically by 10:30 A.M.
UPS 2nd Day Air2 Business DaysTypically by end of day
UPS 3 Day Select3 Business DaysBy end of day
UPS Ground1-5 Business DaysBased on distance to destination
UPS Ground with Freight Pricing1-5 Business DaysBased on distance to destination
UPS Hundredweight Service1-5 Business DaysBased on UPS shipping service used
UPS Mail Innovations1-5 Business DaysBased on distance to destination

International Shipping Services (Import/Export)

Service NameDelivery CommitmentDelivery Time (estimated)
UPS Express CriticalBest Available FlightDelivery time set at order
UPS Worldwide Express Plus1-3 Business DaysTypically by 8:00-9:30 A.M.
UPS Worldwide Express1-3 Business DaysTypically by 10:30-12:00 A.M.
UPS Worldwide Express Freight1-3 Business DaysBy end of day
UPS Worldwide Saver1-3 Business DaysBy end of day
UPS Worldwide Expedited2-5 Business DaysBy end of day
UPS StandardDefined by scheduleBy end of day

International Shipping Services (Import Only)

Service NameDelivery CommitmentDelivery Time (estimated)
UPS Worldwide Express NA1Next Business DayTypically by 10:30 A.M.
UPS 3 Day Select from Canada3 Business DaysBy end of day

To learn more about UPS’ freight shipping options, click here.

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