UPS has launched UPS Simple Rate, a predictable flat rate shipping option designed to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) streamline and simplify their outbound processes, especially during holiday season. According to the company, the UPS Simple rate provides SMBs with simple, fast and transparent flat rates nationwide with guaranteed on-time delivery and no special packaging required, so that they can accurately predict their shipping costs and bill their customers without incurring unexpected fees.
UPS Simple Rate enables SMBs to ship by UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 3 Day Select and UPS Ground services to anywhere in the U.S. for a flat rate. According to UPS, it offers larger size options than what is currently available in the marketplace and customers do not need to enter package weight and dimensions or look up shipping zones when using the service.
SMBs and consumers can also use their own boxes and packaging sized to fit their products, otherwise they can buy boxes at The UPS Store locations or other retail outlets. UPS Customer Technology Program (CTP) customers can order UPS Simple Rate branded boxes through the CTP program site. Customers can ship their UPS Simple Rate packages by scheduling a pickup, dropping it at one of drop off options such as The UPS Store, UPS Access Point locations, Customer Counter, Drop Box or handing it to a UPS Driver.
UPS Simple Rate is available in 50 U.S. states, with separate rates for Alaska and Hawaii, and still relies on UPS’ network. The service is available to account and non-UPS account holders through UPS.com/simplerate, with no registration or enrolment required. Limitations and additional terms and conditions can be found on UPS’ website, in the tariff section.
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