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When you create and print a shipping label on eBay, you can select the link to PayPal at the top of the page to visit PayPal and select from various United Parcel Service (UPS) shipping services to ship your items.

You can select any UPS shipping service, even if you don't have a UPS account.

When you ship your item, you can create a UPS account or charge your credit card. Learn more about choosing UPS.

By default, we'll calculate the UPS shipping rate that you've chosen in the Shipping preferences section of My eBay.

When you specify shipping for a listing, you can change the default and choose either UPS Retail Rates or UPS Standard List Rates.

Note: Loss/Damage protection for items up to $100 and detailed tracking are included at no extra charge. For more information on UPS, visit the UPS Shipping Zone.

UPS Next Day Air

UPS guarantees delivery of Next Day Air shipments by 10:30 am, 12 noon, or the end of the next business day depending on location.

If your shipment is a letter, you can use a Next Day Air Letter for the lowest rates.

  • The maximum weight is 150 pounds.

  • The maximum size is 165 inches length plus girth.

If your package is large, you may need to enter the dimensions of the package.

UPS Next Day Air Saver

UPS guarantees delivery of Next Day Air Saver shipments by the end of the next business day anywhere in the contiguous 48 states.

If your shipment is a letter, you can use a Next Day Air Letter for the lowest rates.

  • The maximum weight is 150 pounds.

  • The maximum size is 165 inches length plus girth.

If your package is large, you may need to enter the dimensions of the package.

UPS 2nd Day Air

UPS guarantees delivery of 2nd Day Air shipments by the end of the second business day anywhere in the United States and Puerto Rico (some restrictions apply to Alaska).

If your shipment is a small letter, you can use a 2nd Day Air Letter for the lowest rates.

  • The maximum weight is 150 pounds.

  • The maximum size is 165 inches length plus girth.

If your package is large, you may need to enter the dimensions of the package.

UPS 3 Day Select

UPS guarantees delivery of 3 Day Select shipments by the end of the third business day anywhere in the 48 contiguous states.

  • The maximum weight is 150 pounds.

  • The maximum size is 165 inches length plus girth.

If your package is large, you may need to enter the dimensions of the package.

UPS Ground

UPS Ground is the most economical UPS service. It offers guaranteed day of delivery to and from anywhere in the 48 contiguous states.

Delivery times range from 1–6 business days and can be determined on the UPS website.

  • The maximum weight is 150 pounds.

  • The maximum size is 165 inches length plus girth.

UPS Worldwide Express Plus

UPS guarantees delivery of Worldwide Express Plus shipments by 8:30 am to Canada and 9:00 am to European countries.

  • The maximum weight is 150 pounds.

  • The maximum size is 165 inches length plus girth.

If your package is large, you may need to enter the dimensions of the package.

UPS Worldwide Express

UPS guarantees delivery of Worldwide Express shipments by 10:30 am, noon, or by the end of the business day to Canada and by 10:30 am to major business centers in more than 1,000 cities across Europe, and by end of day to most other destinations.

  • The maximum weight is 150 pounds.

  • The maximum size is 165 inches length plus girth.

If your package is large, you may need to enter the dimensions of the package.

UPS Worldwide Expedited

UPS guarantees delivery of Worldwide Expedited shipments within 2 business days to Canada and Mexico.

Most shipments to major destinations in Europe and Asia are delivered within 4 business days.

  • The maximum weight is 150 pounds.

  • The maximum size is 165 inches length plus girth.

If your package is large, you may need to enter the dimensions of the package.

UPS Standard to Canada

UPS offers guaranteed, fully tracked, door-to-door ground delivery from the 48 contiguous states to all addresses in the 10 Canadian provinces.

  • The maximum weight is 150 pounds.

  • The maximum size is 165 inches length plus girth.

If your package is large, you may need to enter the dimensions of the package.

Irregular and unusual packages

If you ship with UPS and any of the following apply, you should select the Irregular or unusual option:

  • The longest side of your package is more than 60 inches or the second longest side is more than 30 inches.

  • The package is encased in an external shipping container made of metal or wood.

  • The package is a cylindrical item, such as a barrel, drum, pail, or tire that is not fully encased in a corrugated cardboard shipping container.

A $5 handling fee will be added to the shipping charge. (Find out more about shipping large UPS packages.)

Note: If you select the Irregular or unusual option in the Shipping costs section, the surcharge won't be shown in the Shipping Calculator. However, it will be shown correctly in your listing and when the buyer pays for your item.

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