UPS from ShipStation: Shipping Restrictions

UPS has set forth specific restrictions on goods shipped using UPS from ShipStation. It is the shipper's responsibility to ensure their shipments do not violate these UPS guidelines. Violation of these restrictions may result in your ShipStation account being banned from using UPS from ShipStation.

The lists below provide examples of both prohibited and restricted items. Prohibited items cannot be shipped via UPS under any circumstances. If you ship restricted items, you cannot use UPS from ShipStation for these shipments. However, you may be able to ship with UPS by opening your own UPS account with a contract that allows for your specific items. Please contact UPS to discuss details and open an account.

Prohibited Items

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:

  • Shipments prohibited by law

  • Common fireworks

  • Hazardous waste

  • Human body parts or remains

  • Ivory

  • Marijuana, including marijuana intended for medicinal use

  • Vape products within, to or from the U.S

Restricted Items

Restricted items include, but are not limited to:

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Animal products, non-domesticated (e.g., mother of pearly inlay, snakeskin watch bands)

  • Ammunition, firearms, weapons

  • Dangerous goods (see UPS Guide for Transporting Hazardous Materials for details)

  • Dry Ice

  • Furs

  • Gold and other precious metals

  • Hemp and CBD

  • Live animals

  • Perishables

  • Plants and seeds

  • Tobacco

See the full list of prohibited and restricted items. Review the UPS Tariff / Terms & Conditions of Service for additional details.

For additional information about shipping hazardous goods, please review the US Department of Transportation Check the Box page and the FAA SafeCargo for Shippers & Startups page.