When creating a UPS label, you may run into character limits, meaning the address is too long. See this quick reference guide to help with this problem.

Ship From:

FieldMaximum Character Count
Customer ID30
Company or Name 35
Address Line 1 35
Address Line 235
City30
State5
Reference ID30

Ship To: (Domestic)

FieldMaximum Character Count
Name (First and Last) 30
Company Name 35
Address Line 1 35
Address Line 2 35
City 30
State 5

Ship To: (International)

FieldMaximum Character Count
Name (First and Last) 30
Company Name 35
Address Line 1 35
Address Line 2 30
City 5
Country50

Note: Keep in mind that not all characters have the same “width”. There are instances where the to/from address is cut off, even though the address fits within the character requirements. If there are too many characters in the field, an error will display. In these instances, abbreviate the field wherever possible.

Here are some suggestions for abbreviations:

N – North

S – South

E – East

W – West

Rd – Road

St – Street

Ln – Lane

Ct – Court

Ste – Suite

Apt – Apartment

PO – Post Office (PO Box)

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