Discussion- My Obsession with UPS My Choice

During a conversation with Crystal (Crystal in Bookland) I became aware (ashamed) of my absolute obsession with checking My Choice from UPS. Anya at On Starships and Dragonwings admitted her obsession with the UPS truck in her post, “7 Quirks of My Book Blogging” which also inspired me to come clean.

I need My Choice. If you aren’t signed up you should really give it a go. Of course, you might turn out like us and have the need to check it obsessively.

MyChoiceWhat is UPS My Choice? If you don’t know it is a program where you sign up to get an email alert every time a package is on its way. It allows you to do other things like switching delivery times, etc but I really only use it to stalk what’s coming to me. This is an amazing and beautiful thing for any blogger who loves (needs) to know when a book package is on the way.

Now, a lot of people who are signed up get email alerts and know a package is coming a day or so in advance. An email alert the day before something arrives just isn’t enough. I check daily (multiple times) and can see when a label has been created, the weight, etc.

A warning though, sometimes you will see that a package label has been created and then it will sit there with no updates for a few days. Then, it disappears. So far one package this happened to then popped up the following week, So,  My Choice might drop off packages that aren’t active until they are updated again.

Step 1: Log in or Create an account


Step 2: Once you are signed in scroll across Tracking and select Access My Choice


Step 3: Once there you can view packages on a calendar and if that isn’t detailed enough you can look at it in table form.UPSCalendar

I know I’m not alone in my devotion to this service. After a quick search I found that Good Books Good Wine did a post encouraging book bloggers to sign up, “Why You Should Sign Up For UPS My Choice

If you’ve done a post about your My Choice love let me know and I’ll link you 🙂

Now I ask you-are you signed up? Are you obsessed with it and how often do you check. Confession time–I check at least three times a day.