Better and less expensive shipping at Adafruit – now with UPS

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Adafruit now has “negotiated rates” with UPS – this means we can ship your package via UPS with insurance and tracking that’s a lot better than the US Postal service or FedEx. When you shop at Adafruit we suggest using UPS as your shipping option.

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If you choose UPS ground, this map gives you an idea of how fast you’ll get your package from our shop in NYC. We also have 3 day, 2 day and overnight service. For now we offer domestic (USA) and we’ll have international for all customers shortly.

Special thanks to the UPS team Gary, Yajaida, Darren & Paul for helping us with this effort.

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  1. Meh, never cared much for UPS, but it’s always nice to have more shipping options I guess.

  2. After a bad experience with USPS Priority Mail, I’m glad that UPS is an option.

    Priority Mail tracking is BS.
    Don’t ever ship anything valuable with them.

  3. Wow — sucks to be in Mississippi.
    But I guess that we already knew that, lol.


  4. Although not everyone loves USPS I hope you don’t consider dropping it as a shipping option. For shipping to Canada USPS can be twenty dollars (or more) cheaper than UPS due to extra shipping and duty costs.

    I’d rather have a wait a bit longer than pay the extra money.

  5. @sean – we’ll always have USPS… and soon we’ll have competitive rates via UPS for international too.

  6. +1 for not dropping USPS.

    UPS really hurts Canadian customers ($20 – $30 fees, plus a percentage of shipment value) whereas USPS gets stuff to Canada in about a week with no extra fees. Maybe that’s why UPS can afford to ship things all over the Lower 48 for next to nothing. 🙁

  7. UPS is replacing Fedex, not USPS/postal service.

  8. +1 for USPS to Canada. UPS has burdened me with their $30 “brokerage fee” one too many times.

  9. Michael O'Connor

    I don’t want to beat a dead horse, but UPS is an absolute nightmare for Canadians. The brokerage fees are absolutely usurious. Please keep USPS as an option for us Canajuns!

  10. Why is UPS so freaking expensive for international packages? I use their calculator and everytime it comes up to be like $50+ for a small package. What are they doing? I am fed up with this kind of nonsense.

  11. hi zie, we do not use UPS for international shipping at this time (only first class and express mail international).

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