The UPS shipping calculator is a very useful tool. There are several companies that charge domestic and international freight charges. They will consider various elements such as the duties and taxes you will have to pay. International commercial or residential transportation rates also vary. This is mainly because they have a local department that forwards their parcels. Commercial delivery charges and home delivery charges in other countries/regions may vary. That’s why it’s a good idea to use a calculator.
The package delivery time depends on various factors like:
- What is the origin address of the shipment?
- What is the destination address of the shipment?
- What type of package you have given to the UPS for delivery like the light package, heavy package etc.
- Which method you have opted for for the shipment delivery, for example, ground service, freight service, air service etc. All these services have different time duration for package delivery.
- Which service you have opted for for the shipment. For example, if you have selected the UPS one day delivery service then your package will be delivered within 1 business day to the destination address.
Most people face difficulty in finding the package’s exact delivery time, that’s why UPS provide the facility where you can calculate the approximate time and cost of the package.
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How to use the UPS shipping calculator:
Step 1: Go to the Main website of UPS, go directly by clicking here.
Step 2: It may ask you to select your location to continue, select your current location from the drop-down list. If you are forwarded to the home page directly then proceed with step 3.
Step 3: Go to the ‘shipping’ tab, on placing the cursor a drop-down list will be seen.
Step 4: From the Shipping drop-down list select the option saying ‘Calculate time and cost’ option.
Step 5: On selecting the ‘Calculate time and cost’ option, a new page will be shown asking you to fill in some required fields like shipping destination and origin address, shipping date etc and click on the update button.
Note: Fill all the field mark with * before proceeding.
Step 6: If you need to know the time and cost for any other location then repeat these steps again.
This tool helps you to find time and cost for the different locations package delivery so that you can easily compare and decide which option best suited for you.
UPS picks up the package from the place specified by you so you can use its service or you can search UPS store locations near you to go by yourself and drop the package at any UPS store.
After you handed the package to UPS, you can know their current status using UPS tracking service.
Using this you can easily track your package in the UPS network.
Conditions necessary for the UPS shipping calculator to work
It works very well and requires some basic information about the shipment’s origin address and destination. Postcode is a piece of very important information. This allows the calculator to estimate the distance the package will travel.
The quantity, total size, and weight of the package are also required. The last entry of data is the type of service required. This means the moment of delivery at which the package must reach its destination. Here are holidays, weekends and schedules.
The commercial or residential nature of the address is also required. This will not affect your shipping costs. It simply helps the delivery person know where to put the package.
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