The UPS Store: Shipping deadlines + packaging tips

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by New Day Producers

KING5.com

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 21 at 2:11 PM

It’s the day before Thanksgiving, which means you’re running out of time to ship those holiday gifts to friends and family, but don’t panic! The good folks at your neighborhood UPS store are armed with shipping deadlines and all kinds of packaging talent, and they are ready to help your packages reach their destinations! The best part is that all UPS stores are locally owned and operated, giving you the personal attention you expect, along with the global might of UPS reputation. UPS store owners, Patty Pouliot and Charles Berry, joined us to today to give us all the details!

To find YOUR neighborhood UPS Store, please click here.

To visit Patty's store in Maple Valley (The UPS Store #3987), please click here. Here's the address and phone number: 26828 Maple Valley Hwy, Maple Valley, WA 98038 (in the Safeway Plaza). Phone number: 425-433-1440.

To visit Patty's store in Covington (The UPS Store #6080), please click here. Here's the address and phone number: 27177 185th Avenue, Suite 111, Covington, WA 98042 (between Red Robin and Cutter's Point Coffee). Phone number: 253-630-9990

To visit Charles' store in Tukwila (The UPS Store #5819), please click here. Here's the address and phone number: 100 Andover Park West, Suite 150, Tukwila, WA 98188 (just east and across the street from the Westfield Mall) Phone number: 206-246-0464.

Here are some important mailing deadlines:

International- First Class (most countries):  December 10, Priority, Express and Global Express (check with your local UPS Store)

Military APO/FPO- (most locations): First Class/Priority Mail:  December 10, Parcel Airlift Mail: December 3, Space Available Mail: November 26, Express Mail: December 17

Domestic- First Class: December 20, Priority Mail: December 21, Express Mail: December 22, Parcel Post: December 14

UPS shipping:

Ground Shipping: Please allow at least 7 days for your package to arrive at its destination

Air Shipping: Can ship 1-day or 2-day air to arrive by December 24.

A few helpful tips before you visit your local UPS Store:

  • Make sure you have your packages/gifts sorted to make packing/shipping easier.
  • Do NOT use duct tape to tape up your packages (they could become stuck in the machinery)
  • Do NOT use any type of wrapping paper (even plain brown paper) to wrap your boxes (they could become stuck in the machinery and rip)
  • Do NOT wrap your packages inside any boxes with liquor or hazardous material labels on them. They will not be shipped.

NOTE: Many local UPS Stores have extended hours during the holiday season. Check with your local store!

 

 

 

 
 
 
   
   
 
 

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