v3.19.2
Document and Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended 6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Jun. 30, 2019
Jul. 16, 2019
Document Type   10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report   true  
Document Period End Date   Jun. 30, 2019  
Document Transition Report   false  
Entity File Number   001-15451  
Entity Registrant Name   UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code   DE  
Entity Tax Identification Number   58-2480149  
Entity Address, Street Address   55 Glenlake Parkway NE  
Entity Address, City   Atlanta,  
Entity Address, State   GA  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code   30328  
City Area Code   404  
Local Phone Number   828-6000  
Title of 12(b) Security   Class B common stock, par value $0.01 per share  
Trading Symbol   UPS  
Security Exchange Name   NYSE  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Interactive Data Current   Yes  
Entity Small Business   false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company   false  
Entity Shell Company   false  
Entity Central Index Key   0001090727  
Current Fiscal Year End Date   --12-31  
Entity Filer Category   Large Accelerated Filer  
Document Fiscal Year Focus   2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus   Q2  
Amendment Flag   false  
Floating-Rate Senior Notes due 2020      
Title of 12(b) Security   Floating-Rate Senior Notes due 2020  
Trading Symbol   UPS20A  
Security Exchange Name   NYSE  
1.625% Senior Notes due 2025      
Title of 12(b) Security   1.625% Senior Notes due 2025  
Trading Symbol   UPS25  
Security Exchange Name   NYSE  
1% Senior Notes due 2028      
Title of 12(b) Security   1% Senior Notes due 2028  
Trading Symbol   UPS28  
Security Exchange Name   NYSE  
0.375% Senior Notes due 2023      
Title of 12(b) Security   0.375% Senior Notes due 2023  
Trading Symbol   UPS23A  
Security Exchange Name   NYSE  
1.500% Senior Notes due 2032      
Title of 12(b) Security   1.500% Senior Notes due 2032  
Trading Symbol   UPS32  
Security Exchange Name   NYSE  
Class A common stock      
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding     160,370,017
Class B common stock      
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding     698,334,960