What is UPS?

The United Parcel Service (UPS) was originally founded in 1907 in Washington by two entrepreneurs with a reported investment of $100. Originally, deliveries were made on foot or bicycles and only covered central Seattle and the surrounding areas. In 2019, the company posted a net profit of over $4 million and employed just under half a million people both in the United States and around the world.

UPS is a global leader in package handling and logistics, with delivery service options available across the world. In line with its other major competitors, such as FedEx and DHL, the company shortened its name, and now UPS actually an all-encompassing brand that includes various subdivisions and delivery service operating arms. Below are some of the sub-companies within the UPS brand:

  • UPS Airlines: the companys cargo airline,
  • UPS Freight: A freight-based trucking operation that supports its logistical reach
  • UPS Flight Forward: The newest addition to the UPS brand, the UPS Flight Forward is a delivery drone airline that many think could represent the future of the delivery industry

However, the core of UPSs business is still global packaging and parcel delivery, through its US (domestic) and international services, as well as its supply chain and freight operations. UPS is internationally known and recognized as not only an international brand but also a reputable and longstanding industry stalwart who has high customer loyalty, especially in the United States.

Can I use a UPS tracking numbers on other websites?

While UPS is renowned for its multinational parcel delivery and logistics, it does not specialize in parcel tracking. The truth is that although many of the leading postal services and package delivery couriers are logistics experts, when it comes to capable shipment tracking, many are using third-party companies to fulfill their global tracking needs, because of the numerous benefits.

Ship24s universal tracking system is designed specifically to make tracking simple for all. This is because not only is it not limited to just offering tracking with a single courier like would be the case if you track your parcel on the UPS website. Ship24 can track and traces thousands of online shops and couriers to find your parcel. You dont need to specify which courier your parcel is with, name the parcel destination, or fill out any long or time-consuming information on the website. Any tracking number from any courier can be entered and Ship24s auto-detect system will recognize the courier instantly, scan the corresponding website and provide you with the latest information on your package.

What does the tracking update mean for my UPS parcel?

While the universal Ship24 parcel tracking API will give you updates instantly on any change in a packages status, if you believe your parcel or package is delayed, then contacting UPS directly will be necessary. Head to the UPS website to find out how to contact them. Contacting by telephone is advised, however, charges may be incurred by the calling depending on whether you are calling from the United States or another destination. Those who are not located within the United States are best advised to contact their customer services via the website, to resolve their query.

How can I track the delivery speed of my UPS package?

The speed at which your UPS parcel is subject to several factors. However, you can track the speed at which your parcel is progressing from location to location or origin to destination through the global Ship24 universal tracking system. This includes:

  • Size of your UPS parcel: Your parcel could be shipped using various transportation methods, which may depend on its size.
  • Weight of your UPS parcel: Just as with the size of your parcel, the weight can also affect the transportation method used.
  • UPS Shipping method used: As well as size and weight, the transportation method used for your UPS package may also cause delays to delivery.
  • Holidays or events: Christmas, Ramadam, or Black Friday (the sales event) are some types of annual occurrences that can delay deliveries in some regions.
  • Unforeseen circumstances: Crashes, blockages, customs delays, and a whole range of other unforeseen circumstances can also delay time arrivals.

How do I track a UPS package?

When you choose to ship with UPS, you will receive a unique tracking code concerning your parcel. Whether you brought shipping services with them directly or you purchased an item and the seller will be sending your item with UPS, you should always receive a tracking number. If you did not receive via an email or from the sender, make sure to follow up to make sure you receive your tracking code, to track your UPS package globally.

Tracking numbers for UPS parcels posted within the United States tend to be in the format of an eighteen-digit collection of letters and numbers. Sometimes, UPS Tracking Numbers start with IZ and end in numerical digits. An example of which is below:

  • IZ 999 AA1 01 9371 6784

Ship24s inbuilt auto-detection system, which recognizes couriers from any tracking number entered into the website worldwide, is why so many people are beginning to use Ship24 instead of tracking through UPS or other couriers directly. In an increasingly globalized world, universal multi-courier tracking systems are becoming essential and Ship24 is leading the way with its AI-powered, true end-to-end tracking services.

Alongside its responsive IT support team and 24-hour, 7 days a week tracking offering, Ship24 is being recognized as the go-to tracking destination for all tracking needs.

What tracking information will a tracking site give me about my UPS parcel?

Ship24 will give you the same updates you would receive if you were to track through the UPS system, meaning you wont miss out on any information by using our universal tracking system. Instead, the benefit of using the global tracking system with Ship24, is that should your parcel be subcontracted or passed on to be distributed by a local courier, Ship24s universal multi-courier tracking capability means you will still be able to get information on your parcel no matter who is currently handling it.

Therefore, if you are looking for true end-to-end tracking capability for your UPS parcel, or indeed any number of parcels with a range of different couriers, Ship24 is the ultimate, universal tracking solution.

If you are tracking your UPS package through the global Ship24 tracking tool, you may get status updates such as the following, or similar. To help buyers and sellers further understand these common status or event updates, a short description will follow.

  • Order received: The shipment order has been received and the order is awaiting pick up/drop off
  • Pick up scan: The parcel has been received and being processed
  • Departure Scan: The parcel has been scanned ready for dispatch
  • Parcel arrived at the depot: The UPS package or the package has arrived at the nearest depot to your destination
  • Out for the Delivery: The UPS package is out for delivery (please note, at this point, there should be someone available to receive the parcel should it need signing for)
  • Returned (not delivered, damaged, customs process, etc)

If you receive any of the following but you believe there has been a mistake communicated, all queries should be directed to UPS as Ship24 does not have any control over parcel handling. UPS can be contacted online or by telephone.

Which is the best global tracking system to track my UPS parcel?

Ship24s global tracking system tracks and traces thousands of online shops and couriers to locate your parcel and give you real-time status updates for free. There is no need to enter anything more than your tracking number, then let Ship24 do the rest! It is as simple as that.

At Ship24, we understand that as the international courier and logistics sector continues to become more and more competitive, buyers and sellers often find they are switching couriers more and more frequently to find the fastest, safest, and most efficient service. Indeed, many are also forced to choose between the only available couriers in the country they are purchasing their order in, meaning that they may have to put their trust in handlers and postal services they have never used before. This can be confusing for customers when it comes to tracking, as they dont know where to track their package. This is where Ship24 comes in.

Ship24 is an all-encompassing, universal tracking system that is connected to over 900 couriers worldwide. Using just your tracking number, it scans couriers across the globe to find the latest details about your package. Its universal capability means it is a one-stop shop for parcel tracking, whether for UPS parcels or any other courier or postal service.

Should I send my parcel with UPS?

UPS is a market leader in multinational parcel delivery and logistics, but in the ultra-competitive industry, its a tough decision for buyers and sellers to make when it comes to who to ship their parcel with. This is especially difficult in America when you have major competition from other big players such as FedEx and USPS.

Although choosing between couriers might be a difficult decision, the good news is, tracking your parcel isnt! By using the universal Ship24 tracking tool, you can keep track of up to 10 parcels at a time, no matter who their parcel is sent with. Tracking capability has become a standard requirement for buyers and sellers in the modern age, with people wanting to access details of their UPS shipments at any point they choose and from whichever country they are in. ship24 makes that part easy, so all you need to decide is who you want to send your parcel with, knowing Ship24 already has your end-to-end tracking covered, on a site that you are familiar with.

Can I track UPS deliveries made on Sundays?

Ship24s global tracking tool has the ability to track UPS parcels twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. However, currently, UPS does not deliver on Sundays it is unlikely you will see a delivery notification on a Sunday!

How do I track my Amazon order if it is handled by UPS?

Amazon uses several different handlers to deliver products, one of which is UPS. In fact, Amazon Prime (which is a fast-track delivery option offering next-day delivery on featured products on the marketplace) almost solely uses UPS for its premium delivery service. The only time it doesnt use UPS is when there is an unusually high volume of deliveries and other couriers are used temporarily. Should this be the case, you may not be able to track your parcel with UPS, even if you are using the Amazon tracking number given to you for your Amazon Prime order. You can, however, whether your package is being handled by UPS or one over 900 other couriers stored connected to Ship24, use your Amazon tracking code in the universal system tracking website to follow your parcels progress. Ship24s global tracking system works no matter how high the volume of orders is or what time of year it is, we provide 365 days a year proactive package tracking whenever you need it, at the touch of a button.

Does Ship24 offer better global tracking than UPS?

Ship24 is a free-to-use, universal and market-leading shipment tracking system with multi-courier auto-detection. We have helped over 300 million people track their parcels so far and our website continues to be used by millions per month due to our systems powerful end-to-end tracking capability. Our powerful, universal tracking system works with over 900 couriers and thousands of online shops to recognize, locate and bring you all the relevant information you need on your parcel, instantly. We pride ourselves on reliable, real-time location and status event updates as they happen, which is just one of the reasons why individuals and businesses alike keep coming back to Ship24.

Whether to track a single parcel or to set up an integrated universal tracking API or webhook for your business, Ship24 can provide the best universal tracking solutions to meet your needs.

End your tracking woes by making Ship24 your one-stop-shop for all your tracking needs.

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