It can be disconcerting to receive an unexpected package, or to find out that a package that is en route has been lost. If the package is mailed via UPS, you can find out where it was sent from very easily. This only requires a few moments of your time. Once you have this information, you can contact the sender to determine the location of the package, or why it was sent to you in the first place.

Check the label if you have already received the package. Find your address on the box and look just above it, to the left. This label has a bar code, tracking number and the address of the sender.

Track the package if you have not received it yet. Go to and select your location. Enter your tracking number at the top left corner of the page and click "Track." The tracking information will show where the package was sent from.

Call UPS at 1-800-742-5877 (1-800-PICK-UPS) with your tracking number or label information to get the information you need.