Last Updated on 13/02/2022 by Miki Yoshida
When you order something from a store and have it shipped to your home, you generally expect that the package will be delivered to your doorstep. What you may not know is that there are specific instructions that you can provide to the store to ensure that your package is delivered safely and securely. In this article, we are discussing some tips for giving your UPS delivery driver instructions. For instance, if you have a large package for delivery, you may want to leave a note for the UPS driver on the door or in the mailbox for delivery instructions. Or if you are not going to be home when your package is delivered, be sure to let the store know and provide them with an alternate delivery address. Let’s take a look in more detail.
Does UPS leave packages at the door?
If you’re expecting a package from UPS, there’s a good chance it will be left at your door. The UPS driver will leave the package at your door if it is safe to do so. However, if you are not home when the delivery is made, the driver will typically leave a notice indicating where and when the package can be retrieved.
Where does UPS leave packages?
If you’re wondering where UPS leaves packages, the answer is pretty much anywhere they can. Most of the time, they’ll leave packages at the door or near it, but they can also leave them in other places like on a porch, in a garage, in a backyard, or even with your neighbour. Mind you these are the cases when a signature isn’t required for your package. If your package requires a signature and you’re not home when they try to deliver them, they’ll typically take it back to the UPS Store.
Can UPS leave a package in a mailbox?
According to the United States Postal Service, “UPS and FedEx are not authorized to leave packages in a mailbox. If you are not home, they will leave a notice indicating where you can pick up your package.” So what are your alternatives if you’re not home when your package arrives? You can have your package delivered to a post office, or you can have it delivered to a neighbour.
Can I leave a note on the door for UPS delivery instructions?
The answer is yes, you can leave a note for UPS concerning the various aspects such as you might not be available on a particular day to receive your delivery of the package, you may cancel the order by a way of note, you may want to receive your package at some other place or many other changes like these. It may happen for various reasons and with all of us.
You can leave a note for UPS to bring such changes to your package. However, some of these changes are available at a payment of certain fees.
How to leave delivery instructions for UPS
UPS My Choice® allows you to provide your home delivery instructions. Options might embody authorizing cargo to unharness, adding a security code, and choosing wherever to leave packages. For instance, “Leave this package by my residence at the front porch” or “If I am not there to sign for the package, please leave it at the front porch”. As a reminder, if nobody is at the delivery location at the time and a signature is not needed, UPS tends to try and leave the package in a very secure location. Your driver can indicate wherever the package is left on the Tracking Details page.
What if I miss my delivery from UPS?
We understand that this is a common concern that can arise. We are happy to help you out with this. If you are worried about missing your delivery, just please be sure you provide UPS with a physical address that will be staffed during business hours. This way, if UPS can’t deliver your package during the time when they usually deliver, they will leave a note on your door and take it back to the UPS depot for pickup.
It is definitely worth leaving delivery instructions to the UPS driver in order to receive your package safely. By doing this, both you and UPS will save time from the unexplained reasons as to why you were not able to receive the package or any such other reasons. It also allows you to make certain changes to your package.
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