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

Small business offer provides tailored solutions

CALGARY, Nov. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Small businesses in Calgary now have access to special incentives via a new small business offer unveiled by UPS Canada. Demonstrating their commitment to helping small businesses survive and thrive, UPS is 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 understanding shipping costs and partners tailored delivery options, flexibility in services and customized technology so that small business owners can save valuable time and 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

"We want to make it as easy as possible for small business owners to access logistics solutions for the inherent challenges they face," Gaspar continues. "Beyond the straightforward discount, we want to offer our expertise, learned over 105 years of service, to tailor the right solutions for each small business in Calgary with the same passion and drive they have for their own business."

"Working with the UPS team has given us confidence in our customer service department with their easy to use tracking solutions; we trust them to be there for us and our customers. We work with their team; but we certainly feel like they are a part of our team as well," says Bruce MacNaughton, PEI Preserves. "With UPS's extensive range of services, meeting the needs of our customers across the border was quick, easy and provided the visibility they have come to expect from us."

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

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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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