Where Can I Drop off a Prepaid UPS Package?

Do you have a prepaid UPS package that you need to drop off quickly? But you don’t want to wait for a UPS truck to pick it up, and not sure where to go?

You’re not alone. Many people are not aware of all the different places where to drop off a prepaid UPS package. 

In today’s blogpost, we’ll cover all drop off specific locations for UPS packages, learn about the instructions needed, and understand the benefits of using each type of location.

Not only that, as a bonus we will answer common questions that arise to those who are new to this stuff!

Where Can I Drop off a Prepaid UPS Package

5 Different Types Of UPS Drop off Locations

Dropping your prepaid USPS package is a fairly straightforward process. To make it easy,  first, know where are the drop off points:

  1. USPS store 
  2. UPS Access Points
  3. UPS Drop Boxes (self-service)
  4. FedEx Offices
  5. Local Post Office
  6. Authorized Shipping Outlet (Walgreens)

You can choose any of these places according to which is closer to your location. You either drop the package off yourself or hand it to retail staff. 

FYI: You’ve to package it yourself, and in most of these places you can find the required labels and packaging material.

That’s a lot of places, but which one is best for you? Hmm, let’s see…

UPS Stores7 days a week, convenient hours, full range of services, knowledgeable staff.
UPS Access PointsConvenient locations, 24/7 available, no appointment needed, simple drop-off process.
UPS Drop BoxesAvailable 24/7, no appointment needed, simple drop-off process, self service.
FedEx OfficesWide range of services, knowledgeable staff, convenient locations, and extended hours.
Local Post OfficeConvenient locations, extended hours, no appointment needed, simple drop-off process.
WalgreensConvenient locations, extended hours, no appointment needed, simple drop-off process.

For those who prefer face-to-face interaction, and want someone there to guide you if you’re doing things right, the below options are your you:

  1. USPS Store
  2. UPS Access Point
  3. FedEx Offices
  4. Authorized Shipping Outlet (Walgreens)

In all the above 4 options, you will interact with the employees who will help you print your shipping label and scan your package. 

The second time, you can go with something like ‘UPS Drop Boxes’ which are self service so you will have to face one less person in your day (best option for introverts).

Plus, UPS drop box pickup times are very wide. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Typically package pickups are done on a regular schedule, but the exact schedule may vary depending on the location of the drop box.

Still, there is another catch that you need to know…

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What Sized Package Can I Put In a UPS Drop Box?

UPS drop box maximum package size is 16” x 13” x 3”. The package must also weigh under 70 pounds.

In addition to size and weight limitations, some things can’t be dropped off in UPS drop boxes. These items include:

  • Hazardous materials
  • Liquids
  • Flammable materials
  • Perishable goods

TIP: Make sure you don’t seal the package until you are at the drop box because it allows the UPS employee to inspect the package for prohibited items. 

Still, there is a last catch that you need to know (we promise)…

How Many Packages Can I Drop Off At Once?

You might be running a small business, and have multiple boxes that have prepaid UPS labels. 

There are two ways to do it:

  1. Instead of scheduling UPS Package pickups, you should take them to your local UPS hub, not the UPS store. Because on Fridays they only allow max 10 package pickups.
  1. Due to weight or dimensions issues, you can avoid taking all the packages yourself in case there are multiple packages. The solution for this is to ‘Schedule an on call pickup.’ 

Note: Regularly the package limit is 30 for scheduled call pickup. So, write the actual number of packages in the NOTES. The driver might need help to carry all of your packages. But your stuff will get picked up eventually.

This way you can even deliver 500 packages if you want!

4 Steps Guide To Deliver Prepaid UPS Package

  1. Find a UPS drop off location near you. You can use the UPS website or app to find a location. I’ve listed all the possible locations you can choose from.
  1. Pack your package securely and label it correctly. Make sure the package stays within the above-listed Dropbox weight and dimensions limit.
  1. Visit the chosen drop off location at any time of day or night. We’ve listed the times above also for each type.
  1. Insert your package into the box. Make sure the door closes securely. And you’re done.

If it’s your first time, follow these additional tips for dropping off packages at UPS drop off locations:

  • Make sure that your package is properly packaged and labeled.
  • Do not seal the package until you are at the drop box.
  • Check the drop box size and weight limitations before dropping off your package.
Steps Guide To Deliver Prepaid UPS Package

Will UPS Provide Receipt For Drop Off?

Kinda smart if you thought about this, like how would you provide proof that you even dropped the prepaid package in the first place? Hmm…

First off, It is not necessary to get a receipt for drop off for prepaid UPS packages, but it can be helpful if you need to file a claim if the package gets lost. 

Also, the receipt will show the tracking number for your package, the date and time it was dropped off, and the location where it was dropped off.

If you’ve chosen the below locations:

  • USPS Store
  • UPS Access Point
  • FedEx Offices
  • Authorized Shipping Outlet (Walgreens)

You will usually get it from the UPS employee who accepts your package. But sometimes they don’t provide the receipt. If that franchise isn’t staffed by imbeciles you should have no trouble whatsoever.

If it is the case, you should find another store. However, if you are dropping off your package at a UPS Drop Box (self service), you will need to print out your receipt from the UPS website or app.

Check Also: What Is USPS Parcel Select

Final Words

There are many different ways to drop off your prepaid UPS packages. You can choose from UPS Stores to UPS Drop Boxes. 

Each location has its pros and cons, so it is important to choose the one that is most convenient for you.

No matter which location you choose, be sure to pack your package securely and label it correctly. 

If you are unsure whether an item is allowed to be dropped off at a particular location, it is always best to contact UPS customer service.