Tuesday, August 19, 2008

UPS Offers More Air Pickup Options for Urgent Business Needs

BUSINESS WIRE --UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced significant enhancements to its UPS On-Call Pickupsm service in the United States for air packages, providing customers even more options for todays urgent business demands.

UPS has made On-Call Pickup service for air packages available for the first time in more than 4,000 ZIP codes, and air pickup times have been extended in nearly 6,000 ZIP codes. Together, the enhancements represent improved service for 26 percent of all U.S. businesses.

The enhancements were completed last month and provide customers without a daily scheduled pickup even more flexibility to meet critical deadlines. UPS On-Call Pickup now is available for same-day pickup in most parts of the country. A driver also can be called to make a pickup later in the day even after a regularly scheduled daily pickup.

Customers can have air, ground or international shipments picked up from their home or office simply by scheduling online at UPS.com or by calling 1-800-PICK-UPS.

In addition to more on-call pickup options, there are more than 4,400 The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. locations in the United States offering packaging expertise along with access to the global UPS network. Customers also can easily locate one of the roughly 40,000 UPS Drop Boxes maintained throughout the country. UPS drop boxes can be located under the Locations tab at www.ups.com.

UPS (NYSE: UPS) is the world's largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain and freight services. With more than a century of experience in transportation and logistics, UPS is a leading global trade expert equipped with a broad portfolio of solutions. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., UPS serves more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at UPS.com.

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