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Prohibited and Restricted Goods when shipping in USA

Let's talk about what items we can not ship by small parcel shipping service in USA, Prohibited and Restricted Goods when shipping in USA:


  1. Tobacco and Vaping Products: Shipments containing tobacco products (“Tobacco Product Shipments”) are accepted for transportation only from shippers who are licensed and authorized to ship tobacco products pursuant to applicable laws.

  2. Alcoholic Beverages: Packages containing alcoholic beverages (beer, wine or spirits) are accepted for transportation only on a contractual basis. Shippers must be licensed and authorized under applicable law to ship alcoholic beverages.

  3. Firearms, Ammunition and Weapons

  4. Hazardous Materials and Dangerous Goods: Limited Quantities (Ltd Qty) shipments are accepted for transportation without Hazardous Materials shipping papers and without a contract, only within the 48 contiguous states via UPS Ground shipping. UPS Ground shipments are not available for Ltd Qty shipments to and from Avalon, CA; Catalina Island, CA; Beaver Island, MI; Mackinac Island, MI (winter only); the Bass Islands, OH; Kelleys Island, OH; and San Juan Islands, WA. Ltd Qty packages shipped via UPS Domestic Air Services and UPS 3 Day Select shipping within the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and Consumer Commodity and Ltd Qty shipments to IDG destinations, are accepted for transportation on a contractual basis only.

  5. Packages having a value of more than $50,000.00, except for a package eligible for the Enhanced Maximum Declared Value of $70,000.00 per package

  6. Maximum Size The maximum size per domestic package is 165 inches in length plus girth [(2 x width) + (2 x height)] combined.

  7. Maximum Weight For domestic package shipments, the maximum actual weight per package is 150 pounds.


Reference from UPS.com



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