Originally Posted by suprtpr
I assume that your second quote is saying that you will not get an email unless your package has been shipped. But you are wrong.
You must not have learned a whole lot "working for UPS this summer", You can get a Tracking number at home and then have UPS come by and pick it up. Until it is actually in the UPS person's hand and on it way to it's destination the tracking number will be "active", but it will say "Billing Information Received" "Billing information has been sent to UPS. Check site later for updated shipment status or contact shipper for more details". This just means that UPS has accepted the payment for the shipment of the package, but is just waiting for the person to either drop the package off at the shipping center or arrange for UPS to come by and pick the item up.
Log onto UPS.com and check it out for yourself.
Oh no, I'm not saying that. I said they won't send you an email TELLING YOU it's been shipped unless it's actually been shipped (that would be lying obviously), HOWEVER they will send you an email normally telling you the billing information is recieved. There are two email you can recieve. One telling you the information has been recieved, from an online-label (and they'll have it picked up later). The other is when they go into a UPS store and get it labeled there. After they get it labeled there, UPS can directly send it off. In that case you actually recieve an email stating that the item has been shipped.