WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
                                October 21, 2004

                           United Parcel Service, Inc.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

     Delaware                      001-15451                   58-2480149
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 (State or other                  (Commission                (IRS Employer
   jurisdiction                   File Number)            Identification Number)
of incorporation)

            55 Glenlake Parkway, N.E.
                 Atlanta, Georgia                                     30328
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     (Address of principal executive offices)                      (Zip Code)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (404) 828-6000

                                 Not applicable

          (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Item 2.02 -  Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

         On October 21, 2004, United Parcel Service, Inc. issued a press
release containing information about the Company's results of operations for the
quarter ended September 30, 2004. A copy of the press release is attached hereto
as Exhibit 99.1

Item 9.01 - Financial Statements and Exhibits

(c)      Exhibits

         99.1        Press release dated October 21, 2004.


         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                         UNITED PARCEL SERVICE, INC.

Date:  October 25, 2004                  By: /s/ D. Scott Davis      
                                            Name:  D. Scott Davis
                                            Title: Senior Vice President, 
                                                   Treasurer and Chief
                                                   Financial Officer

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

99.1              Press Release dated October 21, 2004.