*** Edit - please disregard the 2014 date and see the discussion that follows below. UPS has extended the deadline for label changeover***
I’m sure there will be plenty of confusion, and some UPS hubs that don’t ask or don’t care, but 2014 is supposedly the year in which they are switching over from accepting ammunition shipments with the rectangular ORM-D label (either written or by sticker), and are now expecting people to use the black & white diamond symbol for ammo shipments. It doesn’t have to say ammunition or cartridges, and it looks like this:
Some of the larger online retailers had already switched over to using these in 2013 to get ahead of the deadline. I was also told by my local UPS hub worker that they are now wanting people to write the caliber of cartridges with the contents description when you are typing up the UPS address label, or having the worker type it up for you. This makes it sort of difficult when one is shipping several different caliber cartridges, and so in this case I have just been entering whatever the majority of the cartridges are, or whatever they are all closest to in caliber size on average for the lot.