This holiday season, UPS is helping some lucky Canadians deliver a Message In A Parcel with a recordable package

Message In A Parcel will make the season sound more festive

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 5, 2016 /CNW/ - Forget "Jingle Bells" – this holiday season has a new soundtrack and UPS Canada is helping Canadians deliver it with Message In A Parcel. The limited-edition UPS parcel will allow selected shippers to share a personalized greeting.  

"Every year during the holidays, UPS delivers millions of packages throughout the world, delivering wishes to people when they can't physically be in the same place," said Steven Vitale, director of communications, UPS Canada. "This year, we want to make shipping to loved ones even more personal for a few lucky Canadians. Message In A Parcel helps Canadians deliver a personal voice message along with their gift to someone special who can't be with them during the holidays. The promotional campaign underlines UPS's role in helping customers deliver special wishes during the holiday period, when the company nearly doubles its average daily shipping volume."

Starting today, Canadians have the opportunity to enter a Facebook contest for the chance to win a special limited edition recordable Message In A Parcel. UPS Canada is looking for Canadians to tell us who they're missing the most this holiday season, 15 Canadians who are far away from family and friends will have a chance to spread festive greetings.* Also included is a personalized note, gift wrapping paper, gold ribbon, packaging materials, a sugar cookie and a shipping voucher which can be redeemed at any The UPS Store location in Canada. More information is available here or by following @UPS_Canada on Twitter and liking UPS on Facebook.

During the busy holiday shipping season, UPS expects to deliver more than 700 million packages globally in 25 days between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve. The 2016 Year-End Holiday Schedule is available at: holidays.ups.com/ca/.  

*Note: Only 15 Message In A Parcel kits will be available through the Facebook contest. The kits are not available for purchase.

UPS 2016 Holiday by the Numbers 

Thanksgiving-December forecast            

700+ million packages

Delivery days during period

25 days

Average daily delivery volume (ADV)

Approximately 28 million packages

Forecast percentage increase      

14%

Peak delivery week

Dec. 19-23, 2016

Peak week daily delivery volume (ADV)

Approximately 30 million packages

Busiest tracking day                     

Dec. 21, 204 million tracking requests

Hiring

95,000 seasonal workers

UPS My Choice®     

30 million members globally

UPS Access Point® locations

8,000+ U.S. / 25,000+ total

The UPS Store® locations 

More than 4,900

 

About UPS:
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at ups.com® and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS and follow @UPS_Canada and @UPS_SmallBizCA.

SOURCE UPS Canada

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For further information: For all media inquiries, please contact: Julie Ibrahim, UPS Canada, mediarelations@ups.com, 905 676 1708

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