UPS’s Fastest Ground Ever

February 19th, 2021 Comments off

Customers Express Need for Speed, UPS Invests to Deliver

E-Commerce sales are going through the roof. With this increase, there has also been a jump in customer expectations of how fast their purchases will get to them. 62% of U.S. online shoppers reported that fast shipping speed is the most important factor in a positive retail experience according to a 2019 survey from Avionos. UPS® Ground shipments are now faster than ever thanks to new strategic initiatives. Our Fastest Ground Ever allows U.S. customers to save an entire day on shipments to businesses and residences. Think about what a difference a day can make!

Routes to cities across the U.S. are faster than ever before. Now you can save at least one day on shipments to businesses and residential destinations. UPS is investing in innovative solutions that provide greater accuracy and speed for all our customers, from pickup to final mile. A few notable enhancements include:

• Network Planning Tools*(NPT) allows UPS to optimize the flow of up to 60 million packages with advanced analytics and Artificial Intelligence.

• Enhanced Dynamic Global Execution* (EDGE) uses real-time data to enhance strategic decision making.

• On-Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation (ORION) determines the most efficient delivery route to reduce our carbon foot print.

• Delivery Information Acquisition Device (DIAD) integrates AI to enable drivers to meet customers’ expectations.

• Convenient and secure UPS Access Point® locations have also helped UPS streamline. More than 12,000 UPS Access Point® locations have been added where customers can easily arrange to receive deliveries or accept returns, including CVS, Michaels, and Advance Auto Parts.

*NPT & EDGE will be fully deployed in 2020 Crush Deadlines and Bottom Lines

Speed and Reliability:

By the end of 2022, UPS will add more than 10 million pounds of additional air cargo capacity as 44 new aircrafts will join our fleet. This is the largest air capacity expansion in recent history.

In 2020, UPS has added even more capacity and network enhancements including:

· Five new regional “super hubs” in Atlanta, DFW-Arlington, Indianapolis, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City. These facilities will help improve time in transit, reliability, & flexibility across our network.

· UPS® Smart Logistics Network, which continually evolves to incorporate real-time data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other technological advancements.

· These significant investments will enable us to drive operational and sustainable improvements for our business, and provide greater accuracy& speed among our global network.

Our Fastest Ground Ever not only buys you time, it also provides peace of mind. The most recently available information from ShipMatrix shows UPS leading the industry in on-time deliveries too:

With UPS’s Fastest Ground Ever, merchants can crush both deadlines and bottom lines for their customers. Try out the new and improved system enhancements and rest easy knowing that your package is in the UPS network.

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Free Webinar: 5 Reasons to Ship with UPS on Stamps.com

February 2nd, 2021 Comments off

Wednesday, February 10, 2021,  10:00 AM Pacific Time / 1:00 PM Eastern Time

In an increasingly competitive e-commerce space where customers want free shipping and to receive their orders faster, small businesses need more cost-effective choices and flexibility to meet customers’ demands. Through our collaboration with UPS, Stamps.com users can now access discounted rates of up to 62% off UPS 2nd Day Air® and up to 48% off UPS® Ground Daily Rates services.

Topics covered in this webinar:

• Get an overview of UPS shipping services
• Learn the benefits of shipping with UPS through your Stamps.com account
• Find out how to easily add UPS Shipping to your Stamps.com account
• Plus much more!

WHEN:  Wednesday Feb 10, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET

SIGN-UP:  https://stamps.zoom.us/webinar/register/3116111880062/WN_lbV9pqaLTPew8ZC0WXux_Q

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UPS Pickup and Drop-off Options through Stamps.com

November 24th, 2020 Comments off

There is nothing small about your business. You are on the go and on the move, and shipping packages should be the least of your worries. That’s why, in addition to great shipping rates, UPS with Stamps.com offers thousands of easy drop-off points for your packages.

With over 60,000 drop-off locations within the U.S., you’re sure to find a location that works best for you. Here are a few helpful hints to help you along the way:

  • Use the UPS Global Locator to find a convenient drop-off location
  • Dropping off a few packages? UPS Drop Boxes accept ground, air, and international packages and are conveniently found throughout the U.S.
  • If you have multiple packages, you can drop them off at one of the thousands of UPS Access Point® locations, including The UPS Store®, grocers and convenience stores near you, in addition to trusted retail locations like Michaels, CVS or Advanced Auto Parts. 92% of the U.S. population will live within 5 miles of a UPS Access Point location by the end of 2020.
  • Did you know? You can drop off USPS and UPS packages at The UPS Store! One convenient stop to handle all your shipping needs

What about pickup options?

  • You can hand your packages directly to UPS driver whenever they deliver to you!
  • Schedule an on-call pickup on Stamps.com for $3.80. With discounted rates*, this option is affordable and convenient for days when dropping off packages just doesn’t work for you.

UPS makes it easy for you to drop off or pick up packages so you can keep growing your business!

How to Add UPS Shipping to Your Stamps.com Account

Adding UPS to your Stamps.com account couldn’t be easier. Go to “Settings” in your Stamps.com account, select “Add a Carrier” and select “UPS.”  Once you activate your account, you’ll be ready to ship and take advantage of all the benefits of UPS through Stamps.com.

* Rates and any applicable discounts are subject to change at any time without notice.

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UPS Shipping Deadlines for 2020 Holiday Delivery

November 9th, 2020 Comments off

UPS has announced its 2020 shipping deadlines to ensure parcel delivery by December 25th.  With online retail sales expected to nearly double in 2020 compared to the 2019 holiday season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to make sure your order fulfillment is ready to meet customer expectations:

Be sure to ship your packages by these deadlines when using UPS shipping for your parcel delivery this holiday season.

U.S. Domestic Shipping Deadlines1

Shipping ViaShip Date
UPS® GroundDec. 15
UPS 3 Day Select®Dec. 21
UPS 2nd Day Air®Dec. 22
UPS Next Day Air®Dec. 23

U.S. To Canada Shipping Deadlines1

Shipping ViaShip Date
UPS Standard
(From the 48 contiguous
states only)
Dec. 15
UPS Worldwide
Expedited®
Dec. 22
UPS Worldwide
Express® services
Dec. 23
UPS Worldwide
Express Freight®
(To select destinations only)
Dec. 23

U.S. To Mexico Shipping Deadlines1

Shipping ViaShip Date
UPS Standard
(From the 48 contiguous
states only)
Dec. 16
UPS Worldwide
Expedited®
Dec. 21
UPS Worldwide
Express® services
Dec. 22
UPS Worldwide
Express Freight®
Dec. 22

1 Shipments to certain destinations may require an earlier ship date. Check www.ups.com/ctc for details.

UPS Pickup and Delivery Service Details for 2020 Peak Period


Wednesday, Nov. 25
Normal pickup and delivery service. All UPS Next Day Air® packages picked up today will be scheduled for delivery on Friday, Nov. 27. UPS 2nd Day Air® packages picked up today will be scheduled for delivery on Monday, Nov. 30 (except those processed and labeled for delivery on Saturday, Nov. 28).


Thursday, Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving Day (UPS Holiday)
No UPS® pickup or delivery service. UPS Express Critical® is available. Call 1-800-714-8779 or visit upsexpresscritical.com.


Friday, Nov. 27
Normal pickup and delivery service.


Monday, Dec. 21
Normal pickup and delivery service. This is the last day to ship UPS 3 Day Select packages for delivery on Thursday, Dec. 24. 2


Tuesday, Dec. 22
Normal pickup and delivery service. This is the last day to ship UPS 2nd Day Air packages for delivery on Thursday, Dec. 24. 2


Wednesday, Dec. 23
Normal pickup and delivery service. This is the last day to ship UPS Next Day Air® packages for delivery on Thursday, Dec. 24 with a UPS On-Call Pickup® service or prearranged, scheduled pickup, or by visiting a The UPS Store® location or a UPS Authorized Service Location.


Thursday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve
Normal delivery service. Pickup service available only for Air and international Air* packages if prearranged by Monday, Dec. 21. UPS On-Call Pickup service and UPS Drop Boxes are available for Air and international Air packages. UPS Next Day Air packages picked up today will be scheduled for delivery on Monday, Dec. 28 (except those processed and labeled for delivery on Saturday, Dec. 26).


Friday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day (UPS Holiday)
No UPS pickup or delivery service. UPS Express Critical service is available. Call 1-800-714-8779 or visit upsexpresscritical.com.


Saturday, Dec. 26
Normal pickup and delivery service for Air and international Air* services only.


Monday, Dec. 28
Normal pickup and delivery service.


Tuesday, Dec. 29
Normal pickup and delivery service.


Wednesday, Dec. 30
Normal pickup and delivery service. UPS Next Day Air packages picked up today will be scheduled for delivery on Thursday, Dec. 31. UPS 2nd Day Air packages picked up today will be scheduled for delivery on Monday, Jan. 4 (except those processed and labeled for delivery on Saturday, Jan. 2). UPS 3 Day Select packages picked up today will be scheduled for delivery on Wednesday, Jan. 6.


Thursday, Dec. 31
Delivery of UPS Air and international Air* packages only. Pickup service available only for Air and international Air* if prearranged by Tuesday, Dec. 29. UPS On-Call Pickup service and UPS Drop Boxes available for Air and international Air* packages. UPS Next Day Air packages picked up today will be scheduled for delivery on Monday, Jan. 4 (except those processed and labeled for delivery on Saturday, Jan. 2).


Friday, Jan. 1, New Year’s Day (UPS Holiday)
No UPS pickup or delivery service. UPS Express Critical service is available. Saturday, Jan. 2 Normal pickup and delivery service for Air and international Air* services only

2 Shipments to certain destinations may require an earlier ship date. Check www.ups.com/ctc for the most up-to-date transit times.


* References to “UPS Air and international Air” packages include UPS Next Day® Early, UPS Next Day Air®, UPS Next Day Saver®, UPS 2nd Day Air A.M.®, UPS 2nd Day Air®, UPS Worldwide Express Plus®, UPS Worldwide Express®, UPS Worldwide Saver®, UPS Worldwide Expedited®, and UPS Worldwide Express Freight®. Visit ups.com for the UPS Tariff/Terms and Conditions. The information contained in this schedule and all service guarantees are subject to change. Packages exceeding UPS weight or size requirements are not accepted for transportation.

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UPS Holiday Surcharges Waived for Stamps.com Customers

November 6th, 2020 Comments off

The holiday season is, for many, the most important sales period of the year. Small and medium-sized businesses will be pressured to cut prices to remain competitive with larger companies.

Together, UPS and Stamps.com, have helped thousands of SMBs that have pivoted to an e-commerce model or increased their online presence. When you create a UPS account within Stamps.com, many common surcharges are waived saving you even more money!

Eliminated UPS Fees & Surcharges for Stamps.com Customers
Discounted UPS Fees & Surcharges
Fuel SurchargesDelivery Area Air & Residential Surcharges
Ground Residential SurchargeAddition Handling Fees
Delivery Area Rural Ground Commercial SurchargeLarge Package Fees
Delivery Area Rural Ground Residential SurchargeDaily On-Route Pickup Fees
Residential Pickup SurchargeSmart Pickup Fees
Residential Pickup Area SurchargeOn Call Pickup Fees
Return Label Surcharge (Print & Electronic)

How to Add UPS Shipping to Your Stamps.com Account

Adding UPS to your Stamps.com account couldn’t be easier. Go to “Settings” in your Stamps.com account, select “Add a Carrier” and select “UPS.”  Once you activate your account, you’ll be ready to ship and take advantage of all the benefits of UPS through Stamps.com.

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