While there's technically nothing stopping you from shipping directly to a The UPS Store location, we don't recommend using Pirate Ship to buy labels for these sorts of shipments 🙈
Here are the main reasons why:
We've seen UPS reject packages that are shipped directly to a The UPS Store location
You'll run into issues with insurance claims for higher-value items
UPS won't sign an affidavit that our third-party insurance company requires for missing package claims, so if your high-value item goes missing, your claim will likely be denied even if you insured it properly
What about shipping to a UPS pickup point?
There's technically no way to address a package to a UPS pickup point like how you can with General Delivery for USPS, so you can't ship to these locations, anyway 😉
A workaround to consider
One thing to keep in mind is that it's free to redirect a package to Will Call with UPS (aka holding your package at a UPS location)...but the package still has to be addressed to a recipient or home address when you send it.
In order to have the shipment routed to a local UPS Access Point® location, simply chat with our Support Crew 🙌 However, you should be aware that UPS doesn't allow us to choose which UPS Access Point location the shipment is sent to.
For more information on how to hold a package at will call, check out this article on intercepting and returning packages.
Any questions? Click the blue chat button to get in touch with our Support Crew- we're here to help 😃