UPS Delivers Memorable Holiday Experiences with Holiday Inspired
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - UPS® (NYSE: UPS) is ramping up for its 107th holiday season. On December 16, UPS anticipates an increase in pickup
volume totalling 34 million packages. Year-over-year this marks an 8
per cent increase and is twice the average daily shipping volume of 16
Other key peak season dates include:
Cyber Monday, December 2 - Pick-up volume was approximately 32 million,
an increase of 10 per cent.
Monday, December 16 - Peak pick-up day with over 34 million packages.
Tuesday, December 17 - Peak delivery day with over 29 million packages.
In light of the busy holiday season, UPS will launch several initiatives
to help customers enjoy the magic of this time of year. Customers will
have the ability to connect with UPS through social media to share
special holiday moments, learn tips for surviving the holiday season,
engage with retail partners, give back to the community and of course,
ship with ease and peace of mind.
Customers looking to share their happy holiday moments this season can
do so via social media by posting their unboxing, delivery or shipping
videos, pictures and stories to Twitter and Facebook using the hashtags #UPSHappy and #NotABox.
"Every holiday season, millions of Canadians rely on logistics to bring
holiday cheer to friends and family all around the world," said Jim
Bena, vice-president of marketing, UPS Canada. "This year we're
inviting our customers to share those experiences online and gain
valuable information that will help them ensure their packages arrive
safely and on-time."
Digital Driver Ride Alongs
Drivers are the face of UPS and every holiday season they play an
essential role in ensuring packages arrive under the tree before that
special day. To give customers a behind-the-scenes look at what it
takes to deliver holiday cheer, drivers will be offering exclusive
access to life behind the wheel. Follow @UPS_Canada on Twitter for Q&A, photos and videos to see exactly how your packages
move from coast-to-coast.
UPS Infographics For Real Life: Tips for Surviving the Holiday Season
UPS is helping customers handle this year's holiday season through a
series of infographics offering tips and solutions. Read and share
these visual tips on everything from how to wrap presents and ship
critical cargo, like Grandma's cookies, as well as best practices for
handling returns. Infographics for Real Life will be released on UPS's Facebook and Twitter channels throughout the season.
Packing and Shipping Expertise from The UPS Store
The holidays are hectic enough; the last thing customers should have to
worry about is whether or not their precious holiday gifts arrive in
one piece. With over 360 locally owned and operated locations, The UPS
Store® can help shoppers across the country pack and ship all types of holiday
gifts - from fragile glass ornaments to surfboards and golf clubs and
even help you send your luggage ahead of time. Additionally, the store
offers peace of mind - with the Pack and Ship Guarantee®. Please visit www.theupsstore.ca for your nearest location.
Give Mother Nature a Gift
For environmentally-conscious gift givers, UPS offers carbon neutral
shipping. For as little as five cents, customers can select UPS's
carbon neutral option at the end of the online shipping process to
support globally recognized environmental projects.
For holiday shipping information, tips and solutions visit the UPS
holiday season media resource site - pressroom.ups.com/holiday.
B-roll video footage specific to Peak Season is available for download here.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range
of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; 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 UPS.com
and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
SOURCE: UPS Canada Ltd.
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