Does UPS ship Gold?

Can you ship gold bullion with UPS or other private courier services?

UPS expressly prohibits standard shipments from containing physical precious metal gold bullion products.

Come learn the facts and also how you can still ship gold bullion with UPS or other private courier, parcel, and express mail services with SD Bullion.

First let us examine UPS gold shipping policy today.

The following items are expressily prohibited to be shipped by individuals via UPS including gold and other physical precious metals:

Shipping prohibited articles on a contractual basis with UPS

Certain items we list as prohibited will be accepted by UPS on a contractual basis for shippers with regular volume and the ability to comply with all applicable regulations.

The items we can carry under certain criteria are:

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Animal products, non-domesticated (e.g., mother of pearl inlay, snakeskin watch bands)
  • Articles of high/unusual value
  • Biological substances, Category B and exempt human or animal specimens
  • Dangerous goods
  • Electronic cigarettes
  • Firearms and weapons (including inert and replica explosive weapons)
  • Furs
  • Gold or other precious metals
  • Live animals
  • Perishables
  • Personal effects
  • Plants
  • Seeds
  • Tobacco

Below is a screenshot of the exact express written 'List of Prohibited Articles for Shipping' to all users of UPS services within their current terms and agreements.

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If you are looking for fully insured gold bullion shippment options, simply give our bullion team a call ( at 1.800.294.8732 ) to to discuss our current physical gold bullion shipping rates, options, insurance, and procedures.

For fully insured gold bullion and pther physical precious metal shipments, we suggest using USPS Registered Mail.

For those selling physical gold bullion lots in large size, we can also possibly provide you with convenient professional gold bullion shipping options as well.

Thanks for visiting us here at SD Bullion.


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James Anderson
James Anderson
Senior Market Analyst & Content

A bullion buyer years before the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, James Anderson is a grounded precious metals researcher, content creator, and physical investment grade bullion professional. He has authored several Gold & Silver Guides and has been featured on the History Channel, Zero Hedge, Gold-Eagle, Silver Seek, Value Walk and many more. You can pick up Jame's most recent, comprehensive 200+ Page book here at SD Bullion.

Given that repressed commodity values are now near 100-year low level valuations versus large US stocks, James remains convinced investors and savers should buy and maintain a prudent physical bullion position now, before more unfunded promises debase away in the coming decades...