Technology Takes Off at UPS to Simplify International Shipping

Enhanced Billing and Technology Solutions; New Functionality Gives Importers More Control

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 4 /CNW/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced today recent enhancements to several technology tools that give exporters and importers more control over their UPS shipments.

"Businesses of all sizes count on UPS to bridge the distance between their suppliers and their customers," said Wayne Bosch, vice-president of Customer Solutions at UPS Canada. "Technology is the key to helping shippers, particularly exporters and importers, streamline their global supply chains."

The technology enhancements, which took effect on July 12, 2010, include:

    
    -  Importers have more control and fewer delays of their shipments with
       UPS Import Control(TM), a new functionality that enables an importer
       to process an import shipment through their UPS shipping system,
       specifically UPS CampusShip(TM) or UPS Internet Shipping on
       UPS.com(R).

    -  UPS customers have secure online access to their UPS invoices with
       easy payment options available in the new UPS Billing Centre. There is
       no charge to use the Billing Centre, and the enrollment process is
       simple. UPS Billing Centre is an eco-friendly alternative to a paper
       invoice.

    -  UPS CampusShip(TM) joins UPS shipping systems, UPS WorldShip and UPS
       Internet Shipping, in processing air freight shipments in addition to
       less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipments, providing the same easy-
       to-use interface for both small package and LTL freight shippers.

    -  UPS.com provides self-enrolment in UPS Paperless(TM) Invoice, which
       allows small package shipments to clear customs in 92 countries using
       electronic data instead of error-prone paper commercial invoices.
    

UPS Import Control

UPS Import Control puts control over inbound logistics and costs in the hands of the importer rather than the exporter. UPS Import Control allows importers to use UPS CampusShip or UPS Internet Shipping to generate shipping labels and commercial invoices for a small package import shipment and forward those materials to the international shipper (exporter). The importer can even have a UPS driver dispatched to provide the materials and collect the shipment.

Importers can elect to have the commercial invoice removed prior to delivery to a third party, ensuring that an end-customer doesn't receive cost of goods information. In addition, importers don't have to supply the exporter with UPS account information.

Through a web-based tool, either UPS Quantum View(R) Manage or tracking on UPS.com, importers will have complete shipment visibility from pickup to final delivery, including any exception information, which helps plan work schedules, provide enhanced customer service, and balance inventory levels.

UPS Billing Centre

UPS Billing Centre provides customers with the ability to view, manage and pay their invoices from a secure online location. Customers currently have access to PDF Invoice and UPS Billing Data, CSV, XML and EDI electronic billing format options. Customers will also be able to make inquiries about their invoice online through this application.

The UPS Billing Centre provides faster access to bills and supports streamlined cost allocation, which can speed up accounts receivable for shippers as they can bill back their customers for transportation expenses more quickly. It also streamlines cost allocation and invoice payment processes.

UPS Paperless Invoice

Customers wanting to take advantage of the benefits of UPS Paperless Invoice for their international shipments can self-enrol on UPS.com. A first-to-market solution available since 2008, UPS Paperless Invoice has allowed thousands of customers to reduce the likelihood of delays at customs and enhance their company's sustainability efforts by eliminating the need for paper commercial invoices. See UPS.com for enrolment details.

About UPS

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 215 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at UPS.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

SOURCE UPS Canada Ltd.

For further information: For further information: Ali Duncan, UPS Canada Public Relations, 905-676-1708, mediarelations@ups.com; Dan Ovsey, APEX Public Relations, 416-924-4442 ext. 239, dovsey@apexpr.com


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