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Where do returned UPS packages get delivered?
Where do returned UPS packages get delivered?

Returned UPS packages get sent back to your Billing Address, which you enter when you first create a Pirate Ship account

Updated over a week ago

UPS handles returned packages differently from how USPS does. Instead of a package coming back to the Return Address printed on your label, all UPS returned packages instead go to the Billing Address you entered when creating your Pirate Ship account.

Returned UPS packages get sent back to your Billing Address, not your Ship From Address

When you first create your free Pirate Ship account, our software prompts you to enter your physical address, which we treat as your Billing Address. This is the address where all returned UPS packages will come back to—not the Ship From Address you entered when making your label, nor the Return Address that appears on your label.

Returned packages include intercepted packages, as well as any shipments that UPS marks as "Undeliverable" for any reason. Again, returned UPS packages will not go to the Return Address listed on the label, but to your Billing Address instead 😅

Returned UPS packages aren't free

Another thing about returned packages with UPS is that they aren't free 🙈 You have to pay the return postage, plus any related costs of intercepting a package or surcharges.

How do I see my Billing Address?

You won't find your Billing Address anywhere in your Settings. If you'd like to see it, go to your Payment Receipts and click on one of your receipts. Whatever address is on your receipt is your Billing Address, and that's where your returned UPS packages will go.

Here's a screenshot of a payment receipt as an example of where to find your Billing Address:

How can I change my Billing Address?

If you'd like to change the Billing Address that shows up in your Pirate Ship account, just get in touch with our Support Crew and we can do that for you!

To reach our crew, you can either click the blue chat button in the bottom right-hand corner or email us at

Any questions? Get in touch with our Support Crew - we're always happy to lend a hook 😄

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