Did you know UPS awards refunds for 50+ service failures? So, the next time UPS loses a parcel or delivers it late-companies can request a refund. UPS promises a refund for service failure. But, the refund is not for all services and destinations.
Shippers have to be aware of the terms and conditions of the UPS refund policy. This article explores the conditions in which companies can receive UPS refunds.
Service failures and errors for which UPS offers refunds
UPS faces many service failures and billing errors. UPS’ service failures are lost packages, invalid service exceptions, late parcels, damaged packages, etc. Shipping carriers make several billing errors. Some of the billing errors include inaccurate discounts, void shipments, incorrect weights, etc. In addition, there are surcharges such as invalid residential surcharges, charges for re-delivery, duplicate charges, etc. UPS offers Guaranteed Service Refunds for these mistakes.
Conditions under which UPS refunds are offered
Ideally, shippers expect refunds from shipping carriers for shipping mistakes. Only after fulfilling its terms and conditions, UPS gives Guaranteed Service Refund (GSR) to shippers. UPS considers a request for a refund from the shippers subject to these conditions. Some of these conditions include:
Appropriate packing and labeling of shipments
UPS does not give refunds for incorrectly labeled packages. Shipments should be labeled appropriately for on-time delivery. Packing has to conform to UPS Automated Shipping System, showing the Consignee’s correct name, delivery address, and ZIP Code.
Shipment recorded in UPS Shipping System
The UPS Shipping System records every shipment and package. UPS guarantees “on-time” delivery of shipments. The delivery schedule is on UPS’ website. The parcel delivery has to be on schedule, or the shippers are eligible for a UPS refund.
Accurate documentation accompanying the shipment
When shipping internationally, shippers need to include documents with the packages. The relevant documents are for customs clearance at the country of origin or in transit. The absence of accurate documentation will lead to delay in shipments.
Saturday delivery routing label to be included on packages, wherever applicable
Shippers have to use the Saturday Delivery label on the package when shipping on a Friday. It is applicable for Next Day Air service by UPS. Else, the package delivery occurs on the next business day, Monday. UPS is not liable for late delivery in such a case. And so, shippers will not get a refund for the same.
Time limit to request for UPS refund
The time limit for claiming a UPS refund is within fifteen days from the date of scheduled delivery. Shippers can claim refunds through UPS’s Interactive Voice Response system or UPS’s online Billing Center. Details like the recipient’s name, address, package weight, tracking number, and shipment date are a part of the request.
No Additional Handling Charges for shipments
Additional Handling charges are for packages that require special handling. Also, additional charges are for parcels that exceed the weight or size limit. Such shipments will not receive a guaranteed service refund from UPS.
In addition, UPS does not offer refunds for events beyond their control (force majeure) or suspension of services.
Audintel -Shipper’s guide in receiving UPS refunds
Understanding the terms and conditions of UPS’ Service Guarantee is tedious. Further, figuring out whether shippers can request a refund is tiresome. As a result, many companies lose money when they face such hassles. In such a situation, parcel audit services such as Audintel guide shipping businesses. The automated audit services of Audintel ensure that shippers receive UPS refunds on time and in their accounts. We audit shippers’ shipping invoices and claim refunds for shippers. Our team works effortlessly in the background and saves money for businesses.
Tracking shipping invoices is vital for shippers. Billing errors will cost shippers dearly in the long run. Companies can save money by claiming UPS refunds for service failures. An automated audit service provides much-needed help to shippers. Audintel is helping many businesses save money. For any service failure by UPS, we help our clients receive refunds.