UPS Mail Innovations is a cost-effective shipping method for lightweight packages that do not need to be expedited. Orders are delivered to UPS who distributes them to a local postal service or carrier near you who then completes the delivery. We offer Mail Innovations as a shipment method to most countries, however, due to certain limitations, some countries will not be eligible.
July 29th update: UPS tracking may be unavailable for Mail Innovations shipments at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please read on for information on how you can still track the shipment of your order.
For Domestic UPS Mail Innovations deliveries:
Available for shipments under 1lb. Most orders are delivered within 5-10 business days*. You will be provided with a UPS tracking number that you can use on their site to track the delivery. On the same tracking page, you will find a Package Identification Number under “Shipment Details” which can be used as a tracking number with USPS once they have received it. USPS tracking updates may be more recent and detailed than those from UPS; we encourage you to monitor both for the most comprehensive status of the shipment.
While UPS will offer a delivery estimate once the package is transferred to the contracted agency, the actual delivery date may vary depending on your local post office's processing times and volume of deliveries. As long as the tracking does not report the package "Delivered," it can be considered en-route.
Please open a support ticket if your package is reported "Delivered" and you have still not received it so we can investigate with the carrier.
*Please review our article How will COVID-19 affect my order for current updates regarding potential delays.
For UPS Mail Innovations International deliveries:
Available for shipments under 4lbs. You will be provided with a UPS tracking number that you can use on their site to track the delivery. On the same tracking page, you will find an Alternate Tracking Number under “Shipment Details” which can be used with your local carrier or postal service once it has been processed by customs in your country. Local tracking updates may be more recent and detailed than those from UPS, including notices of fees that may be due to receive the delivery; we encourage you to monitor both for the most comprehensive status of the shipment.
Lapses in tracking updates once a shipment has reached an international distribution center in the US are not irregular and do not indicate that a package is lost, but rather that it is in-transit to- or awaiting customs processing in- your country. We appreciate your patience as customs processing times do vary. Click here to find more information on international shipments.
For all UPS Mail Innovations deliveries:
Please note that delivery times are not guaranteed for these shipments. UPS may not be able to provide updates once the package has been transferred to a contracted agency. If you need to retrieve or inquire about a package with a contracted agency, please use the Package Identification Code (domestic) or Alternate Tracking Number (international) as they will not recognize the UPS tracking number.