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Freight Shipping

We're experts at moving extra large or heavy items by land, air or ocean.

Freight Shipping

Regardless if it’s Grandma's heirloom chair, a hand-carved mahogany pool table, or even your car – The UPS Store® locations can help. We can handle the big stuff.

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Air and Motor Freight

The UPS Store locations are positioned to service your air and motor freight needs regardless of the size and/or shape of your items (e.g., heavy equipment, cars, and grand pianos). No matter how big or bulky your item is, we can get it to where it needs to go. The UPS Store locations offer a variety of shipping options – which means you not only get expert packing and shipping, you get peace of mind.

Whether you’re shipping one item or an entire workshop, most of our locations can manage the pick up, packaging and delivery of your shipment.

Freight Options Include:

  • Ground Freight
  • Air Freight
  • International
  • Air and Ocean Freight

Big or Small We Ship it All®

  • Antiques
  • Art
  • Automobiles
  • Desks
  • Motorcycles
  • Pianos
  • Sofas
  • Tables
  • And the list goes on

In addition to delivering your items, we can also handle your freight packaging needs including: Palletizing, Crating, Shrink-wrapping and Blanket Wrapping.

Moving Van Services

Are you moving your home or business? Most of our locations can schedule moving van services with blanket wrap, protective covering or custom crating. The UPS Store Certified Packing Experts® and transportation carriers can provide pick up services at a nominal fee.

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Need Help with Freight?

Schedule your freight consultation appointment today. Online scheduling is now available at more than 3,800 locations nationwide. Use our store locator to see if a participating The UPS Store is near you. Look for the green Schedule Appointment button.

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Freight Frequently Asked Questions

What are duties, taxes and fees?

Duties are fees imposed by customs on imported merchandise. The applicable charge will be based on the value and/or gross weight and may differ according to the commodity. Customers are responsible for payment of all duties and fees. Fees are implemented by the customs broker or agent for its services.

How do I find out if duties, taxes and fees apply to my international freight shipment?

Contact your neighborhood The UPS Store location for details on duties, taxes and fees. You can visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency’s Web site at www.cbp.gov to find out what items are restricted from import into the United States. Visit the World Customs Organization’s Web site at www.wcoomd.org to find restrictions for other countries. Visit www.ups.com for a list of U.S. Customs Brokerage service fees. For more details, contact the UPS International Service Center at (800) 782-7892.

To which locations can I ship freight?

Many of our locations can ship your freight items anywhere they need to go - domestically and internationally. Because our locations are individually owned and operated, services and prices may vary. Contact your neighborhood location to ensure it offers packing and shipping of freight items.

Do I have to build the crate myself?

No. The freight experts at The UPS Store can build the crate at The UPS Store, pack your item(s) securely inside, and ship it to its destination.

Can you pick up my freight item(s) from my location?

Most of our locations offer pick-up services for freight items at a nominal fee. Contact your neighborhood location for details.

Do you crate items at your location?

Yes. The freight experts at The UPS Store can build the crate at our location, pack your item(s) securely inside, and ship it to its destination.

What is the biggest item you can ship?

The freight experts at The UPS Store can ship items ranging in size from gym equipment and grand pianos to automobiles. Contact your neighborhood location for details.

What is the difference in price shipping freight by air versus by ocean?

Because all our locations are individually owned and operated, prices may vary. Contact your neighborhood location for pricing.

Can I insure my freight shipment?

Most freight carriers offer a declared value program for freight shipments for a fee. Contact your neighborhood location for declared value pricing.

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