UPS Canada and The UPS Store Launching New Offer to Help Improve Success Rates of Small Business

Small business offer provides convenience of choice

OTTAWA, Nov. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Small businesses in Ottawa will soon be able to access special incentives via a new small business offer unveiled by UPS Canada and The UPS Store. Demonstrating their commitment to helping small businesses survive and thrive, UPS and The UPS Store are setting out to reverse the current failure rate among early stage small businesses, which according to Statistics Canada, stands at an annual average of 90,000. The Canadian offer is part of various global initiatives by UPS to support small business in fostering economic growth worldwide.

"All of the biggest companies once started as a small business, including UPS. We understand and assist with the tough challenges entrepreneurs face such as having to do more with less in order to grow their business and make a name for themselves," says Paul Gaspar, small business director, UPS Canada. "Small business plays a vital role in driving global commerce and economic growth, particularly in the Canadian context, so we want to do our part to help enable long-term success."

This new offer provides an easy way to understand shipping costs with the added convenience of choice. Customers can take advantage of the offer directly with UPS and enjoy the flexibility of scheduling pickups online and dropping off their packages at any convenient drop-off location. Customers can also ship UPS through The UPS Store and enjoy the same offer on their shipping and packaging needs. Small businesses will save valuable time and resources so they can focus on what they do best. For more information on the offer, services available to small business, and to review terms and conditions, go to

"The great thing about this offer is that it makes it very easy for our customers to choose the options that fit the specific needs of their business," says Michelle Cameron, national marketing manager, The UPS Store. "Our franchisee owners approach logistical challenges and questions with the eyes of a passionate small business owner because they are small business owners themselves. This insight allows us to provide solutions customers need to take their business to the next level."

About UPS
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions for the transportation of packages and freight, including innovative delivery options for the global consumer market; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of 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 and its corporate blog can be found at To get UPS news direct, visit

About The UPS Store
With over 350 franchised locations, The UPS Store is Canada's largest network of print and copy centres. The UPS Store offers complete business support services such as digital colour and black and white printing, full document finishing, worldwide shipping and packaging services, mailbox rentals with 24 hour access, mail forwarding, package/mail and fax receiving, and mail fulfillment. For more information, please visit

The UPS Store operations in Canada are owned and managed by Oakville, Ontario- based MBEC Communications L.P. The UPS Store name is used in Canada under a master license by The UPS Store, Inc., a UPS company.

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SOURCE: UPS Canada Ltd.

For further information:

Erick Bauer, APEX Public Relations

Robyn van Teunenbroek, UPS Canada

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