Release Date: 19 November 2008
Release ID: 651
While you make your holiday list - and check it twice - UPS (NYSE:UPS) is revving up its fleet of Brown sleighs for its 101st holiday Peak Season.
"More people entrust their shipping needs to UPS than to any other company," said Alan Gershenhorn, UPS senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. "And one of the reasons for that is our dedication to making the holiday shipping process easier and faster every year."
To obtain shipping information while on the go, UPS has enhanced UPS Mobile, its suite of mobile shipping applications that is compatible with the most widely used mobile platforms, online browsers and devices, including the Apple iPhone. The new mobile features simplify navigation, enable tracking of freight and small-package shipments, give access to stored tracking numbers and identify drop-off locations. Visit the new UPS Mobile experience at m.ups.com.
Also adding speed and convenience to the shipping process are specially trained and certified packing professionals at more than 6,000 The UPS Store® and Mail Boxes Etc.® locations worldwide. The experts at The UPS Store are so confident in the quality of their packing they offer the Pack & Ship Promise: if a participating location packs a customer's item and the item is damaged or lost in transit, the customer will be reimbursed for the item's value (subject to the lesser of actual value, replacement or repair cost), the cost of packaging materials and service plus the shipping fee. Visit theupsstore.com for more details on the Pack & Ship Promise.
For the do-it-yourselfer, UPS offers Internet shipping with UPS.com, enabling customers to choose service preferences, pay by credit card, print shipping labels and track packages. With a printed label affixed, a package can be handed to a UPS driver, picked up by a driver or taken to a UPS drop box, customer center, The UPS Store, Mail Boxes Etc. or other authorized shipping outlets.
UPS has a reliable and unmatched global network that does everything possible to ensure on-time delivery of holiday packages. Most ground packages reach their destinations in one-to-three business days; consumers should check UPS.com to verify the time-in-transit for each particular shipping destination. Using UPS air services, procrastinators can ship as late as Dec. 23 and still have their package ready for opening on Christmas day.
UPS expects its busiest day overall this year will be Thursday, Dec. 18, while its busiest day for handling air packages will likely be Dec. 22.
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