What we buy

Information for suppliers interested in doing business with us.
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We rely on our suppliers to support complex operations, provide best-in-class quality and service, and consistently deliver on their commitments. We buy a wide range of products and services to meet our needs. Below is a partial list those products and services.

Equipment

Airplanes, aircraft parts and repair, automotive parts, conveyor systems, drones, ground support vehicles, material handling equipment, package cars (trucks), tires, trailers/tractors

Facilities

Architects, building design, building/janitorial services, building maintenance, construction or renovation, facility management, furniture, heating and air conditioning, real estate, waste management, utilities

Professional Services 

Advertising, art and audio-visual, artwork/illustration, business process outsourcing, graphic design, packaging design, consulting, training, marketing, recruiting, risk management, security, temporary staffing 

Supplies

Art/graphics supplies, boxes, customer supplies, food/vending services, fuel, promotional items, office supplies, plant supplies, sort supplies, uniforms

Technology

Accessories, hardware, print solutions, software, telecommunications services and equipment, staffing 

Transportation

Air freight, air ramp operations, ocean freight, ground transportation, rail, towing

Are you qualified?

We rely on our suppliers to support complex operations, provide best-in-class quality and service, and consistently deliver on their commitments. We buy a wide range of products and services to meet our needs.

Suppliers interested in participating in UPS’s procurement process must meet certain quality specifications, demonstrate capacity to fulfill contractual obligations and adhere to distribution and delivery requirements.

Suppliers must show financial stability and demonstrate ethical business conduct. Procurement decisions are made in accordance with applicable laws.

Read more in the UPS Code of Business Conduct and Terms and Conditions.

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