How to Speed Up UPS Ground Shipments

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Contact UPS to speed up your ground shipments.

UPS (United Parcel Service) is worldwide delivery company that offers residential and business shipping services. UPS has a variety of shipping methods with the lowest one ranking in at "ground." Ground shipping is a cost-effective option that provides you with a definite date of delivery. If you initiated a ground shipment, but later decided that you need the item faster, you may be able to intercept the package and speed up the shipment by contacting UPS immediately.


Step 1

Contact UPS. Dial 1-800-742-5877 and follow the voice prompts to speak with a representative.

Step 2

Tell the representative you want to upgrade your shipping. Provide the representative with your UPS tracking number.


Step 3

Select whether to upgrade your shipping to two-day or overnight. Wait for the representative to set up arrangements to have the shipment(s) intercepted and adjust the account information.

Step 4

Pay for the additional shipping charges. Provide the representative with your name, billing address and credit card information.


Step 5

Wait for confirmation numbers. The representative will provide you with a confirmation number and/or new tracking number. Write the number down to keep for your records.


You might not be able to intercept ground shipments if the package is already in transit.