UPS offers many delivery options to suit your business needs. Direct delivery only (DDO) is what the name indicates; all your parcels are delivered directly to you, the shipper, or the consignee.
What is UPS Direct Delivery Only?
Direct Delivery Only guarantees a package is delivered to the residential or commercial address you furnish. This service prevents recipients from redirecting packages and UPS drivers from rerouting deliveries when recipients are not available.
Direct delivery only packages do not require a signature, so unless you need one, these shipments are eligible for Driver Release or Letter Box Release, if available.
Packages that cannot be delivered will ultimately be returned to the shipper directly.
What is the cost of UPS Direct Delivery?
The UPS direct delivery only surcharge costs an additional $2 per package.
What UPS services can you use?
UPS DDO only is available for all domestic services other than UPS Surepost. It is available for ground, next day, second, and 3-day. Additionally, UPS DDO is available for international shipments that are not freight. Therefore, DDO is available for worldwide express, worldwide saver, and standard to Mexico and Canada.
UPS DDO in a nutshell
Product safety is one of the basic necessities when it comes to shipping. Using UPS Direct Delivery Only as a shipping option can help store owners ship costly items securely. It ensures the shipment is delivered directly to the delivery address provided by the buyer while placing the order. The UPS delivery driver is not permitted to change the address of delivery or even deliver the package to someone else if the buyer is not available at the address.
It is an excellent option for shippers whose shipments are time-sensitive or high-priority and don’t want any possible reroute. The service allows you to send parcels only to residential or commercial addresses that you provide as the sender.