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The UPS Store® center located at 809 Wheeler St Ste 110 offers a full range of UPS® shipping services for destinations within the United States. Scroll down to get more detail about the different delivery commitment times and services we offer. Not sure how to pack your shipment? Don't worry, our The UPS Store Certified Packing Experts® can take care of that for you so you can stop in and ship out with confidence.

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809 Wheeler St

Ste 110

Ames

,

IA 50010

US

Northern Lights Center behind the Walmart & Dairy Queen @ The Corner Of Wheeler & Grand

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(515) 232-1188(515) 232-1188

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Monday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
SundayClosed

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The UPS Store location at 809 Wheeler St Ste 110 is your neighborhood UPS® shipping destination. We offer all UPS® shipping options available and can recommend the best option for you based on your budget and preferred date of delivery. We supply the following UPS shipping materials:

  • Available in various sizes that can accommodate all of your delivery needs
  • UPS cardboard envelopes
  • UPS boxes
  • UPS tubes

We also offer a variety of packing materials and box sizes — including specialty boxes for shipping laptops and other electronic equipment. We can also create custom sized boxes for those odd shaped items. Want to avoid the packing hassle? Our The UPS Store Certified Packing Experts® are professionally trained with the know-how to correctly pack-and ship your items securely.

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Shipping packages abroad can be a time-consuming process – involving paperwork, tariffs and regulations. Let your local The UPS Store® location handle the details; we’re your neighborhood international shipping experts.

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Freight Shipping

The UPS Store locations can handle your air, motor or ocean 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 help you with shipping it to where it needs to go.

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Pack & Ship Guarantee

Let our The UPS Store Certified Packing Experts® pack your UPS shipment for you. When we pack and ship your items using materials purchased from The UPS Store at , we'll cover the cost of packing and shipping plus the value of your items, if lost or damaged. Restrictions apply. Visit the link below for more details.

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Delivery commitment: Next business day
- Delivery as early as 8 a.m.
- Ideal when your shipment must be there for the start of the business day

UPS Next Day Air®
Delivery commitment: Next business day
- Delivery typically by 10:30 am
- Ideal for shipments that must arrive early in the business day

UPS Next Day Air Saver®
Delivery commitment: Next business day
- Delivery by end of day
- Guaranteed next-day delivery

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International Shipping

Shipping packages abroad can be a time-consuming process – involving paperwork, tariffs and regulations. Let The UPS Store handle the details; we’re your neighborhood international shipping experts.

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Special Offers

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February Special: Color copies for $0.25/ side (up to 499 pages)*

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Frequently Asked Questions

Easy Packing Options

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Yes. We are staffed with certified packing experts who take great care in helping secure your item(s) for shipping. We uphold quality packing standards for the safe arrival of your item(s) when you ship.

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Yes. We offer a wide range of boxes and packaging materials for purchase, whether you are looking for do-it-yourself packaging, or you prefer to let our certified packing experts take care of the job. We’ve got everything from boxes, bubble cushioning and retention packaging, to tape, markers and bubble mailers. Just ask our certified packing experts for advice on what supplies will best suit your needs.

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You can bring your item in already packed, or our certified packing experts can help you properly pack it. When you let us handle the packing and shipping, you get added confidence and peace of mind with our .

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Each carrier offers a declared value program. Contact us at (515) 232-1188 or store5469@theupsstore.com for details, including declared value pricing, restrictions and limitations.

Track Your Package

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Use the package tracking feature on this website. Make sure you have your tracking number readily available. If you don’t, contact us at (515) 232-1188 or store5469@theupsstore.com. If you did not ship your item(s) with us, contact the shipping carrier directly to obtain your tracking number.

2

Yes. Simply provide your email address to a The UPS Store associate when processing your shipment and ask to receive email notifications.

3

If you are a current mailbox holder, we will receive and hold your packages for pickup, subject to storage fees and other conditions (as applicable). If you are not a current mailbox holder, you can contact us at (515) 232-1188 or store5469@theupsstore.com to inquire about receiving your shipment and any applicable fees.

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Yes. We are an approved drop-off location for UPS® shipments. To drop off a package, visit us at 809 Wheeler St Ste 110, Ames, IA and speak with one of our shipping experts. Drop-off packages should have a shipping label affixed to the package and be securely closed/taped prior to dropping off a package at our location.

Additional Ways We Ship

1

Yes. Depending on the item you need to ship, and its size and weight, we have different options to pack and ship large or odd-shaped items (e.g., furniture). Large or odd-shaped items (e.g., furniture) often require specialized packaging and we’re able to help with custom handling and packaging, from blanket wrap to custom cartons, crating, shrink-wrapping and palletizing. Contact us at (515) 232-1188 or store5469@theupsstore.com so that we can help provide you options on the best packaging and shipping methods for your large and odd-shaped items.

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Yes. Electronics often require special packing materials for secure shipment. We offer several retention package solutions that help provide protection when shipping your computer and electronics equipment.

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Yes. Ask us about our Pack & Ship Guarantee and for the proper packing of fragile and high-value artwork. We carry customized art boxes in a variety of sizes and all the necessary supplies, such as bubble cushioning to help protect your unique items. We can even make custom boxes for those odd-shaped items, and we can help with crating and shipping your large art items.

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Yes. While you focus on your game, let us assist with the travel logistics of your golf clubs, sports equipment and luggage. We can even help you sign up for delivery updates so you can track a package and see the progress of your gear to its destination.

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Yes. We have cost-competitive options for shipping your luggage where it needs to go without airport hassles. Don’t get caught at the airport with overweight or extra baggage, which can cost additional fees. Bring your suitcases to our location, where we will weigh and ship them for you.

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FAQs

Can I send a UPS package from my mailbox? ›

By law, only you and the U.S. Postal Service are allowed to put things in your mailbox. But what if companies like FedEx and UPS could do that too? These companies currently leave small packages at your door instead of your mailbox because USPS has a mailbox monopoly – and has done so for decades.

How do I address a package to a UPS store? ›

Put the location type in the company field, such as "UPS Customer Center". This is required. PMB meaning personal mail box, your box number. 4: During checkout, choose a UPS shipping option.

Can I pack my package at UPS? ›

Leave the Packing to the Pros

Let the Certified Packing Experts at your local The UPS Store® package your items safely and securely. Our team is trained in advanced techniques like block and brace, double box and suspension packing, so we can ship just about anything.

Can UPS pick up package from home? ›

You can have your shipment picked up from your home or office by scheduling your pickup online at the link below or by calling 1-800-PICK-UPS® (1-800-742-5877). UPS will pick up all packages with a single pickup request; you'll not be charged additional pickup fees per package.

What happens if I put a UPS package in a USPS mailbox? ›

Your package will be sent to the appropriate USPS facility. USPS will contact UPS late in the evening and tell UPS there are several UPS packages in their possession and please come and retrieve them. So UPS will ultimately retrieve your package but it could delay your package's shipping by one or two days.

Does UPS pack items for free? ›

UPS packaging is provided free of charge to UPS account holders for selected air and UPS Worldwide Express® services. Other packaging supplies are sold at The UPS Store® and UPS Customer Centre locations.

Do you need a shipping label for UPS? ›

UPS Ground Required Shipping Labels

Your UPS Ground shipments require that an address label containing "to" and "from" information is included inside and attached to the outside of your package. For guaranteed service, also attach a Ground tracking label.

Can I print a packing label at UPS? ›

Yes, with our Printing Services, you can come in with the label saved on a USB, or Email us the label when you at our store, and we can print and attach it on your item.

Does UPS charge by weight or size? ›

Rates are based on the total actual weight or the total dimensional weight of all packages in a shipment, whichever is greater.

What size of boxes does UPS have? ›

Our standard box sizes include:

6 x 6 x 48. 8 x 8 x 8. 10 x 10 x 10.

Should I send a package through UPS or USPS? ›

Is it better to use USPS or UPS? UPS is the best choice for shipping out items of higher value and larger packages. USPS is the best option if you need to ship hazardous materials and small packages.

Does UPS charge to ship a package? ›

The cost of your shipment will depend on its origin, destination, service, package weight and other considerations. To get your best estimate on shipment cost, use our Calculate Time and Cost tool.

Is it cheaper to ship UPS or USPS? ›

UPS is often more expensive than USPS due to fees and surcharges, especially when it comes to shipping smaller packages. Generally, USPS offers much better rates when shipping smaller packages of less than two pounds. UPS typically is a better choice when shipping larger, heavier packages by offering superior value.

How do you get packages picked up at home? ›

Go online to usps.com/pickup

It's free, regardless of the number of packages you're sending. Your letter carrier will pick up your package when your regular mail is delivered. Arrange a next-day pickup or let us know up to three months in advance that your packages will be ready.

Can USPS pick up a UPS package? ›

You can also hand your UPS package to your local mail carrier when they arrive at your mailbox. Since the USPS also offers package pick-up services, you can also leave your UPS package at your front door. When the mail carrier arrives, they'll pick up the package from your door and ensure it makes it to the UPS driver.

Does a UPS pickup cost money? ›

UPS On-Call Pickup®.

You can call to schedule a driver pickup on the same day or a future day, with no limit on the number of packages. The fee is $6.80 per same-day request, or $5.80 for a future-day pickup.

Can I put a package in my mailbox for the mailman to take? ›

Yes. Packages can be placed inside your mailbox for pickup as long as they fit fully inside the mailbox, and the postage has been paid for the shipment.

What happens if a package is too big for UPS mailbox? ›

At the post office, if you have a package that won't fit into your box they will not hold it for you behind the counter unless it was shipped by USPS. They will not hold packages shipped by Fedex, UPS, or other carriers. They also won't hold anything that must be signed for - a big predicament.

Where does USPS put packages that don't fit in mailbox? ›

Will USPS leave my package at the door? The default option is to always leave a package at the front door, assuming said package doesn't fit in your mailbox. If there's a secure area, like behind a gate, or on your doorstep out of view of the street, they'll leave it there.

Does UPS give free label? ›

UPS free packing supplies include shipping labels and stickers, boxes and packaging, pouches, express envelopes, and more. Merchants can order free UPS supplies at a UPS retail location or on the UPS website. If you're shipping large and oversized items, you'll have to pay out of pocket for shipping supplies.

How can I get free packing? ›

The Best Places to Find Free Packing Supplies
  1. Online marketplaces. ...
  2. Ask friends, family, neighbors and your local community groups. ...
  3. Check recycling drop-off points. ...
  4. Check your office. ...
  5. Call around to local stores. ...
  6. Peruse yard sales and garage sales in your neighborhood. ...
  7. Start saving boxes you receive in the mail.
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Will UPS tape your box? ›

Yes. Our locations are staffed with packing professionals who take great care in securing your item(s) for shipment.

Can I ship a package without a shipping label? ›

Without a clear shipping label, packages can be delayed in transit, delivered to the wrong address, or lost completely. Any of these scenarios may lead to either a financial loss or a loss of customer trust, which makes the shipping label extremely important!

What happens if you don't have a printer for UPS label? ›

What are my options if I am unable to print a label during the UPS Create a Shipment process? If your label does not print during the Create a Shipment process, you have the option of reprinting the label from Shipping Histroy in the area at the left within 24 hours.

Do you need to print a shipping label to send a package? ›

can you handwrite the address to mail out or do you have to buy and print out shipping labels from you printer? You may hand write the label. USPS will deliver the package as long as the label is readable, just as if you were mailing a package to your Aunt Martha.

What if I can't print my shipping label? ›

If you don't have a printer to print off a shipping label, just head to the post office, tell them where your package is going, and they'll print off the postage for you! It's their job, after all. What is this? The method is the same whether you're shipping via USPS, FedEx, UPS, etc.

Is it cheaper to print your own shipping labels UPS? ›

Regardless of your business size, we agree that the cheapest way to print shipping labels is to do it yourself.

Does UPS charge by size of box? ›

At UPS, flat-rate box sizes range from extra-small (1-100 cubic inches) starting at $9.45 to Extra-Large (1,051-1,728 cubic inches) starting at $24.30. The wide variety of UPS Simple Rate sizes ensures that customers can send anything from small jewelry items to kitchen appliances for a guaranteed flat-rate.

What is the smallest box you can ship UPS? ›

Available Sizes
  • Small: 13” x 11” x 2” (33.0 cm x 27.9 cm x 5.0 cm)
  • Medium: 16” x 11” x 3” (40.6 cm x 27.9 cm x 7.6 cm)
  • Large: 18” x 13” x 3” (45.7 cm x 33.0 cm x 7.6 cm)

How much does UPS charge for a 10 pound package? ›

For 10 lbs

When transporting a 10-pound package through UPS Ground, the shipping price will be about $40. However, the price may vary with the shipping location. Additionally, the delivery time of this service is up to six business days. Use the shipping calculator for the best delivery prices.

What is the cheapest way to ship with UPS? ›

Flat Rate Shipping – UPS Simple Rate
  1. Extra Small: Starting at $9.45.
  2. Small: Starting at $12.40.
  3. Medium: Starting at $14.95.
  4. Large: Starting at $19.60.
  5. Extra Large: Starting at $24.30.

Which is cheaper UPS or USPS for 5 lb package? ›

Regarding cost, USPS typically offers lower prices - especially for lighter packages. However, UPS can be a better option for heavier shipments, offering discounted rates for larger items.

What is the cheapest way to ship a box? ›

Use flat-rate shipping where possible—flat-rate shipping will almost always be the best value for money, especially for domestic delivery. Flat-rate shipping means that you can predict prices more accurately. No matter what kind of parcel you have or what dimensions or weight it is, the price will always be the same.

Does UPS check size of package? ›

UPS and FedEx re-weigh everything you ship through them. So if you put a package at 1 puond and it weighs 10 pounds, they will charge you 10 pounds. They will also hit you with dimensional weight (which went into effect one year ago). UPS and FedEx re-weigh everything you ship through them.

How do I know what size shipping box to get? ›

Begin by measuring the item you intend to box at it longest, widest and tallest points to determine the dimensions that you will need. If you are placing more than one item in the box, arrange them in the manner that you expect to box them, and then measure the grouping. All measurements should be in inches.

Which is cheaper UPS or FedEx? ›

If we compare UPS and FedEx domestic services, UPS is cheaper than FedEx. What is this? UPS is recognized as the best option for domestic package shipments as it offers cheaper shipping rates, while FedEx ranks as the most expensive carrier.

What is the most reliable way to send a package? ›

UPS is one of the most reliable shipping carriers available. At any time, you can track your package to find out exactly where it is. In my experience, they are almost always on time.

What is the cheapest way to mail a small package? ›

First Class Mail envelopes, flat rate envelopes, and USPS Priority Mail offer the lowest rates for small packages. Another option is to use cubic pricing. Cubic pricing is a special USPS service that offers lower shipping rates when sending small, heavy items that are under 20lbs with USPS Priority Mail.

Is it cheaper to ship UPS or USPS or FedEx? ›

USPS will always be the cheapest way to ship compared to FedEx or UPS hands down. However as the weight creeps closer to 2 pounds, USPS shipping costs achieve pricing parity with UPS and FedEx Ground.

Is UPS shipping cheaper with an account? ›

A UPS account is a free payment account that allows you to save up to 50%* on every UPS shipment and access additional features, like free shipping supplies, scheduled pickups and much more.

How much does it cost to send a small package? ›

Shipping Small Items: Available Shipping Solutions
ServiceCost
USPS Priority Mail$11.85
USPS Parcel Select$19.50
USPS Small Flat Rate Box$8.30
UPS Surepost$10.52
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How do I send a small package? ›

If your package is less than one-half inch thick and weighs less than 10 oz, you may use postage stamps and do one of the following: Put it in your mailbox for carrier pickup. Drop it in a blue collection box or Post Office lobby mail slot. Request a free pickup.

What is the cheapest way to ship a 2 lb package? ›

So, the cheapest way to ship a package that is under 2lbs is likely going to be with USPS. If your package is under 13 oz, then you should deliver it by first-class mail. While, as we will discuss further down, reliability levels can vary with USPS, their low-cost shipping for lighter items is virtually unbeatable.

Can I put a UPS package in a USPS envelope? ›

Yes, as long as the label is a standard UPS label you can use any packaging. Originally Answered: Can I send a package with UPS if the box is a USPS Priority Mail box?

Can you mail UPS with USPS? ›

Package delivery company UPS has launched UPS Returns Flexible Access, a new service with a label that allows consumers to drop returns at any U.S. Postal Service (USPS) location or personal mailbox as well as any UPS location nationwide.

Can FedEx and UPS use mailbox? ›

It is illegal for FedEx, UPS, and carriers other than the USPS to deliver to a mailbox because the U.S. Postal Service has a monopoly on delivering mail to mailboxes. This monopoly is enshrined in federal law, and violators can be fined.

Can I give my packages to the mailman? ›

“Under these federal regulations, carriers are permitted to accept a gift worth $20 or less from a customer per occasion, such as Christmas,” it states on the USPS website. “However, cash and cash equivalents, such as checks or gift cards that can be exchanged for cash, must never be accepted in any amount.

Can you give an outgoing package to a mailman? ›

Mail carriers hate when you try to give them packages to mail. Former mail carrier Miguel Cairo told Insider that most mail carriers can't stand when people try to hand them outgoing packages at the door.

Can you hand packages to your mailman? ›

>If I need to mail something, can I just hand my mail to any letter carrier? If it is just a letter, yes, they can easily accept it. But be sure to ask politely. If it is much bigger than a letter in an envelope, you should arrange a pickup online at USPS dot com, or take it to a post office or collection box.

Should I mail a package UPS or USPS? ›

Is it better to use USPS or UPS? UPS is the best choice for shipping out items of higher value and larger packages. USPS is the best option if you need to ship hazardous materials and small packages. We recommend that you still take time to assess which one is the “best” carrier for your needs.

Will mailman pick up packages? ›

The U.S. Postal Service provides free package pickup from your home or office at a time and place that's convenient for you. And follow the prompts. It's free, regardless of the number of packages you're sending. Your letter carrier will pick up your package when your regular mail is delivered.

Do I need a special envelope for UPS? ›

If you buy a UPS label, you don't need to use special UPS-branded boxes or envelopes. You can use either your own custom-branded packaging, or generic boxes and envelopes (think regular brown or white packaging).

Does UPS charge by size or weight? ›

The rate is based on the service, the weight and zone. To determine if your shipment will incur any additional charges based on UPS additional services, please refer to the Additional Charges section on page 6 of this Rate Guide.

Is shipping cheaper with UPS or USPS? ›

UPS is often more expensive than USPS due to fees and surcharges, especially when it comes to shipping smaller packages. Generally, USPS offers much better rates when shipping smaller packages of less than two pounds. UPS typically is a better choice when shipping larger, heavier packages by offering superior value.

What boxes can I use to ship UPS? ›

To prepare packages for UPS shipment, you can use your own packaging, if boxes are new or almost new, or one of a variety of containers provided free of charge that can be used with certain, selected UPS services.

Can I put a prepaid UPS package in my mailbox? ›

You can also hand your UPS package to your local mail carrier when they arrive at your mailbox. Since the USPS also offers package pick-up services, you can also leave your UPS package at your front door. When the mail carrier arrives, they'll pick up the package from your door and ensure it makes it to the UPS driver.

Do UPS drivers have access to mailboxes? ›

No, it's illegal the mail box is for USPS use only but UPS and others can leave packages under it just NOT inside it. We leave packages under the mail box out there when it's not safe to go in or something that block the way.

Is a UPS mailbox considered a physical address? ›

You can use your UPS Mailbox as your personal mailing address but you may not always be able use it as your business address, the reason is that there are many State agencies and organizations that will see it as a mailbox store address and they may not accept it.

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