For many small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), shipping limitations can be a major hurdle — particularly during times of tight capacity. Widening your pickup and delivery options will help you overcome capacity crunches, improve delivery times and make your business stand out as a dependable choice.
Whether your business sends several shipments each day or if your shipping volume consistently fluctuates, UPS® makes it all possible with a wide selection of domestic shipping pickup options. Read on as Unishippers breaks down the different UPS pickup options and how UPS’s one-driver advantage brings convenience and consistency to your business.
Pickup Every Weekday
With UPS Daily Pickup, a driver will come by your business once every weekday to pick up your packages. This is a great option for businesses that ship daily and want the consistency of a predetermined pickup time.
UPS Smart Pickup® combines the convenience of recurring pickups with the flexibility of on-demand pickups. When you process your shipments online by a designated alert time, a UPS driver will be notified automatically to make a pickup at your location.
Flexible Daily Pickup
With UPS Daily On-Route Pickup, a driver will swing by to grab your shipments once each business day. Unlike the standard daily pickup option, flexible daily pickups don’t have a set time. Instead, the driver will gather your shipments while making deliveries in your area. This option is ideal for businesses with less time-sensitivity — and it’s a great way to save money and reduce environmental impact.
In our 24/7 world, weekday shipping doesn’t always cut it. As the only major carrier that offers Saturday pickups, UPS can get your time-sensitive shipments on the move. If you’re placing orders on the weekends, you can request a Saturday pickup and even opt for Saturday delivery.
Choose Your Pickup Day
With Day-Specific Pickup, you are able to pre-select up to four business days per week in which you would like UPS to make scheduled pickups. If your business doesn’t typically have shipments that need to go out every single weekday, specified pickups are the perfect way to get lower UPS shipping prices.
UPS On-Call Pickup® allows you to schedule a one-time pickup for those occasional shipments. With this convenient pickup option, UPS will pick up all packages with a single pickup request without charging you additional fees per package.
With this free option, you can drop your packages off at multiple nationwide UPS Stores, Customer Centers and Access Point® locations. Additionally, UPS Drop Boxes are available 24/7. You can search for the nearest UPS drop-off locations here.
Your UPS Shipping Partner
Take it from us: keeping your options open is always a smart move. With access to several UPS pickup options, you’ll be prepared for all your business shipping needs. Plus, Unishippers and UPS beat the competition with discounted rates that are normally only available to larger volume shippers!
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