UPS to start Saturday pick-up of international shipments in the US

UPS has opened two new air connections from Gdańsk airport and Copernicus airport in Wrocław.

UPS is to start Saturday collections in the US enabling delivery of global shipments in the same time as it takes domestic shipments. Businesses that schedule a Saturday pick-up from the US to 57 key international markets will have their shipments processed and shipped on Saturday and delivered as soon as Monday, one day faster than previous UPS time-in-transit.

It will benefit customers wanting to ship exports six days per week or those rushing weekend orders, whilst providing an opportunity to turn inventory faster, utilise space more efficiently, and increase productivity.

UPS hopes to open doors to new customers and partners and provide additional revenue diversification by exporting. According to the US International Trade Administration, companies that export to multiple countries are also nearly 8.5% less likely to go out of business than companies that do not export. Furthermore, the US Small Business Administration reports that out of 30m American companies, less than 1% presently export. With 95% of consumers located outside the US, there is a vast untapped market.

UPS hopes the service will also mean a reduced chance of online shoppers abandoning shopping carts because of a faster delivery elsewhere. E-tailers in the US looking to go cross-border can choose ship-from-store options and other UPS fulfilment solutions to benefit e-tailers further.

“One day makes a big difference when it comes to your international customers deciding to place an order,” said Nando Cesarone, President, UPS International. “We’re seeing significant opportunities for U.S. businesses, especially small-and medium sized online retailers, to export their quality products to high-growth international markets. By connecting e-tailers to our smart global logistics network, UPS helps them meet their customers’ expectations and compete with local country e-tailers.”

Source: UPS