Most people don't use international shipping services as they simply don't need them. However, one day you might find yourself in a situation where you will have to ship a parcel internationally - and if you've never done it before, choosing a good international shipping service can be quite a challenge. One of the service providers you should consider for your shipping needs is UPS.
UPS International Shipping Services
UPS ships to more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, so the chances that the destination country you need to ship your parcel to is one of them are quite high. Shipping internationally with UPS usually takes one to three business days, depending on the service you choose - just keep in mind that some of the services have restrictions in terms of which countries they can be used to ship to.
For instance, the UPS Standard international shipping service can be used to ship to Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, and Eastern Europe, provided that you ship from the United Kingdom.
Here is a short overview of the available UPS international shipping services, as well as how long it should take for the delivery to a particular location:
- UPS Express Plus: can be used to deliver packages to businesses in New York and Europe (1 business day) as well as North America and Asia (2 business days). Ideal for when you need your shipment to be delivered urgently.
- UPS Express NA1: can be used for delivery of parcels to businesses in the United States and Canada (next day) as well as to locations in South America, Mexico and Central America (2 business days). Good option if you need quick delivery of your package to the United States and Canada.
- UPS Express: can be used for delivery of parcels to locations in the United States and Europe (next day), as well as in North America, the Middle East and Asia (2 business days).
- UPS Worldwide Express Freight: can be used for delivery of packages to businesses in Europe (next day), businesses in the United States and Canada (2 business days), as well as locations in South America, Australia and Asia (3 or more business days). Best for palletised shipments over 70 kg (150 lbs).
- UPS Worldwide Express Midday: can be used for delivery of packages to businesses in Europe (next day), businesses in the United States and Canada (2 business days), as well as locations in Asia (3 business days). All the packages will arrive as early as 12 pm on the delivery day. Best for palletised shipments over 70 kg (150 lbs).
- UPS Express Saver: can be used for delivery of packages to businesses in Europe (next day), businesses in the United States and Canada (2 business days), as well as locations in Asia (3 business days). Economical worldwide delivery option.
- UPS Expedited: can be used for delivery of parcels to locations in Turkey, the Middle East, Israel, the United States, South America, Canada, Asia and Africa (3 or more business days). Perfect for when you don't need your package to be delivered fast.
- UPS Standard: can be used for delivery of packages to Belgium (1 business day), the Netherlands, Ireland and France (2 business days) as well as Spain, Italy and Eastern Europe (3 or more business days). Great for international shipments that aren't urgent.
UPS International Shipping Rates
There's no one straightforward answer when it comes to how much it costs to get your parcel shipped internationally with UPS. That's because the final price depends on several different factors, such as the package's destination, the dimensions of your parcel, which of the international shipping services offered by UPS you want to pick for your shipping needs, whether you want to purchase some additions (e.g. a packages insurance) and so on.
However, we can tell you that if you decide to get your international shipping done with Packlink, you can save as much as 70%, which can significantly lower your expenses if you tend to ship packages quite often.
UPS Delivery - Track a Parcel
Whether you decide to ship your package through the official UPS site or Packlink, you will receive tracking information so that you can monitor the UPS delivery and ensure that the package reached the person or business it was supposed to reach.
How Do I Ship a Parcel With UPS?
Preparing your parcel for international shipment is one of the most important steps of the shipping process.
First of all, your parcel needs to be packaged correctly so that it doesn't fall apart during the shipment - not to mention that a courier can deny accepting the package if they determine that it isn't properly packaged. You can find our packaging guide here.
The delivery time can be impacted by how long it will take to clear customs, so you should make sure that your parcel doesn't contain any prohibited items in the country you're getting it shipped to. Keep in mind that every country might have different regulations, so no matter how many times you've already shipped internationally, it would be good to check them nevertheless.
UPS has a special tool, thanks to which you can check what kind of rules are there in different locations, as well as tell you which documents you need to fill out so that the possibility of your package getting stuck in transit will be as low as possible.
Ship Internationally With UPS and Packlink
International shipping can be the cause of unnecessary stress if you don't have a reliable shipping company or a third-party site that will take care of the shipping for you.
Thankfully, when choosing UPS or Packlink, you don't have to worry about that - we've been helping people with the delivery of their packages for years now, providing them with customers convenient delivery options and quick service. We work only with reliable courier companies, so we know that the services they provide our clients with are of a high standard.
And if you have a business, you can take advantage of PacklinkPRO - an account created specifically to meet your business needs, thanks to which you can monitor all your packages in one place.
So, what are your waiting for? Get a free quote today and start delivering your packages with Packlink.