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10 November 2023

Every Way You Holiday, The UPS Store® is here to help with your packing, shipping and returning needs

SAN DIEGO, November 10, 2023 – The holiday shopping and shipping season is officially underway and The UPS Store® network is here to help customers with all their packing, shipping, returning, holiday printing and much more in one convenient location so they can spend less time running errands and more time enjoying the holiday season.

A network of more than 5,200 The UPS Store locations nationwide offers customers peace of mind with the Pack & Ship Guarantee* that can provide reimbursement if the package is lost or damaged. The UPS Store locations also have The UPS Store Certified Packing Experts® available as a resource for all packing, shipping and returning needs, including packing fragile or unusually shaped items. Customers can also choose additional services such as UPS My Choice® and UPS Access Point® delivery options to reroute their packages from home porches to The UPS Store centers to ensure their secure arrival.

“No matter how people celebrate this holiday season, The UPS Store center owners are eager to help ease customers’ minds and schedules so they can focus more on giving and receiving joy this holiday season,” said Brett Battes, senior vice president of operations at The UPS Store, Inc.

Below are the recommended last days to ship packages domestically via UPS for December 23 delivery:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 19 via UPS 3 Day Select® service
  • Wednesday, Dec. 20 via UPS 2nd Day Air® service (Dec. 21 with Saturday Delivery options)
  • Thursday, Dec. 21 via UPS Next Day Air® service (Dec. 22 with Saturday Delivery options)
  • For more details on shipping to Canada, Mexico and other destinations, see the year-end holiday shipping schedule here.

If a gift didn’t work out quite as planned, the returns process is quick and convenient at any The UPS Store location, with many now offering a self-serve kiosk for online returns with participating retailer QR code or pre-labeled drop-off packages. Additionally, many centers offer extended holiday hours for those last-minute shoppers, and many The UPS Store locations typically have the latest UPS pickup in the area. To find the nearest The UPS Store location, visit

For B-roll clips of packing and shipping, please visit The UPS Store media room.

About The UPS Store
With more than 5,200 locations across North America, The UPS Store network comprises the nation's largest franchise system of retail shipping, postal, print, and business service centers. The UPS Store centers are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of The UPS Store, Inc., an indirect subsidiary of United Parcel Service, Inc., a Delaware corporation (although one or more may be company-owned). Services, prices, and hours of operation are subject to change and may vary by location. For additional information about The UPS Store, visit Follow The UPS Store on social media at @TheUPSStore,, and

* Available at participating locations. See center for details. Restrictions and limitations apply. Items shipped by UPS are subject to the UPS Tariff/Terms and Conditions.


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