UPS is one of the world’s largest international parcel delivery companies in the world, and their expertise in express logistics guarantees that your parcel will arrive to its destination on time. Their network covers more than 200 countries worldwide, and with over 100 years in the courier business, you can ship your parcel with confidence.
Features of UPS’ services
- Door to door delivery service
- Express delivery available to 185 countries
- Online tracking
- Same day collection (postcode dependent)
- You can specify a morning or afternoon collection
- Free declared value cover up to 80 EUR
- Next day delivery within Europe (postcode dependent)
- Assistance with customs clearance
Considerations when shipping with UPS
- An exact collection and delivery address is always required (Name, Street, house number)
- Printer required! You will need to print out the AWB (Air Waybill/shipping label)
- Parcels shipping outside the EU will require a pro-forma or commercial invoice
- Parcels containing liquids will require a MSDS certificate (material safety data sheet)
- There are limitations on shipping products containing alcohol (please check with our Customer Service team for more details)
Size and weight limits
- Maximum circumference: 419 cm [length + (2x height + 2x width) = max 419]
- Maximum weight per parcel: 70 kg
More on UPS
UPS was founded in 1907 and currently holds the title of the world’s largest package delivery company. UPS is a world leader and a global provider of logistics services. They use advanced technology, and a specialised transportation and logistics network which gives them a competitive advantage over their competitors. Starting out as a bike messenger service, by 1975 their network covered 48 states making them the first parcel delivery company to offer full coverage of the entire United States.
In 1988 UPS launched their own airline and by 1993 they were shipping more than 11.5 million parcels and documents every day. Always keen to utilise technology, and with availability of the internet growing rapidly, UPS introduced online tracking in 1994. Between the years 2000 and 2009 UPS acquired several smaller companies, expanding their service portfolio to include fixed collection and delivery points, as well as the range of logistics services they could offer. Today, UPS continue to develop their services, and remain the dominant player in the courier and express parcel sector.