Last Updated on 19/06/2022 by Miki Yoshida
What is UPS Service Code? If you are an international shipper with an account with UPS, you may be required to provide the UPS Service Code with your shipment. When shipping international shipments with UPS, an end destination address is required for every shipment. The UPS Service Code is the detail that will distinguish the shipment’s end destination path.
Here we are going to provide the UPS Service Code in the UPS Tracking Number. Whenever you ship your package to any nearest UPS Store, you get a tracking number. This number is given to every package when it is shipped through UPS. This number is actually useful for tracking the package when it is inside the UPS network. Did you know the UPS tracking number has some specific format?
What is the UPS Tracking Number Format?
Here is the UPS tracking number format: the UPS tracking number consists of the 18 digits in which the first 2 digits are always the ‘1Z’ then these digits are followed by 6 numbers of the shipper number, 2 digits of UPS service level indicator and then the rest of the digits is the unique number given to each package. Every shipper has their number, so the shipper number in the UPS tracking number depends on the location from where the package is shipped through UPS.
What is an Example of a UPS Tracking Number?
A UPS tracking number is a unique identifier that is assigned to every UPS package. This number can be used to track the progress of the package as it makes its way from the sender to the recipient. An example of a UPS tracking number is 1Z 999999 01 12345678 This number is used to track UPS shipments and is generally printed on the shipping label. What needs to be pointed out here is that UPS has a service level and it has given the 2 digit code for each and every service. Get the full details related to the UPS service level list under the next heading.
What are UPS Service Codes?
UPS provides various services from which you can opt for the one suitable for you. Also, UPS decides the 2 characters for each service and the services opted for the package are used in the UPS tracking number of that package after ‘1Z’ and the shipper number. Below image shows the list of UPS Service Codes and Service Names that they represent in the UPS tracking number:
A non-exhaustive list of UPS Service Codes are as given below:
- 01- The UPS United States Next Day Air (“Red”)
- 02- UPS United States 2nd Day Air (“Blue”)
- 03- UPS United States Ground
- 04- UPS Canada Express Saver (typically next day)
- 12- The UPS United States 3 Day Select (“Orange”)
- 13- The UPS United States Next Day Air Saver (“Red Saver”)
- 14- UPS Canada Express
- 15- UPS United States Next Day Air Early A.M.
- 17- UPS Canada Expedited (typically 2-day)
- 20- UPS Canada Standard (Ground)
- 22- UPS United States Ground – Returns Plus – Three Pickup Attempts
- 32- UPS United States Next Day Air Early A.M. – COD
- 33- UPS United States Next Day Air Early A.M. – Saturday Delivery, COD
- 41- UPS United States Next Day Air Early A.M. – Saturday Delivery
- 42- UPS United States Ground – Signature Required
- 44- UPS United States Next Day Air – Saturday Delivery
- 66- UPS United States Worldwide Express
- 72- UPS United States Ground – Collect on Delivery
- 78- UPS United States Ground – Returns Plus – One Pickup Attempt
- 90- UPS United States Ground – Returns – UPS Prints and Mails Label
- A0- UPS United States Next Day Air Early A.M. – Adult Signature Required
- A1- UPS United States Next Day Air Early A.M. – Saturday Delivery, Adult Signature Required
- A2- UPS United States Next Day Air – Adult Signature Required
- A8- UPS United States Ground – Adult Signature Required
- A9- UPS United States Next Day Air Early A.M. – Adult Signature Required, COD
- AA- UPS United States Next Day Air Early A.M. – Saturday Delivery, Adult Signature Required, COD.
There you got UPS Service Codes with the UPS service names that they represent as well as the UPS tracking number format. Hope this post has provided you with what you’ve been looking for. If you have any query UPS shipping service, comment in the comment box below.