UPS Delivers Hassle-free Holidays

Global Volume increase with Rise in Online Shopping; 55,600 Seasonal Workers 
to Help Deliver 527 Million Packages 
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) will give its customers 
the gift of hassle-free holidays again this year as it prepares to deliver 
more than half a billion packages around the world this holiday season, an 
all-time record for the global logistics giant. 
In the month leading up to Christmas, UPS expects to deliver 527 million 
packages surpassing last year's record of 480 million. The company predicts 
its busiest day of the year will be Thursday, Dec. 20, when an estimated 28 
million packages will be delivered around the world - the equivalent of more 
than 300 packages delivered every second of the day. On an average day, UPS 
delivers 15.8 million packages. 
To handle this massive increase in volume, UPS will hire more than 55,600 
seasonal employees across Canada and the U.S. to work as driver helpers, 
walkers, package sorters, loaders or unloaders. For more information on job 
opportunities visit: 
UPS peak air day is projected to top 6.5 million deliveries compared to normal 
daily air volume of 3 million packages. UPS will fly more than 400 
additional flight segments per day to ensure on-time delivery of holiday gifts 
across the world. 
Once again, trends show the popularity of e-commerce and mobile accessibility 
are likely to delay online shopping and compress deliveries into the final two 
weeks before Christmas. UPS expects online tracking requests to reach more 
than 69 million on its peak tracking day, Tuesday, Dec. 18, as holiday 
shipments surge. 
"UPS provides total logistics solutions for both shippers and consumers, 
whether they're doing business in online retail or traditional brick and 
mortar stores, or both," said Alan Gershenhorn, UPS chief sales and marketing 
officer. "These solutions make the entire transaction seamless, transparent 
and hassle-free, from the point of sale to final delivery as well as handling 
returns and repairs. This gives UPS customers the best possible experience by 
helping them better manage their already busy schedules, especially during the 
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. 
Shipping Tips for Consumers 
Consumers can ensure their packages reach their destination on time by knowing 
a few key shipping deadlines. Most UPS ground packages will reach their 
destinations in one-to-four days. Last-minute shoppers who ship their packages 
Friday, Dec. 21, can rely on UPS Express services for delivery by Monday, Dec. 
Just like the resourceful elves at the North Pole, UPS offers a variety of 
methods to help deliver a hassle-free holiday for consumers. 

    --  Leave the Packing to UPS: With nearly 4,700
        The UPS Store®
        and Mail Boxes Etc.® locations in Canada, the U.S., and Puerto
        Rico, shipping and packing help is always nearby. Participating
        The UPS Store locations offer the
        Pack & Ship Guarantee.
        If a participating location packs a customer's item, ships it
        via UPS and the item is damaged or lost in transit, the
        customer will be reimbursed for the item's value (subject to
        the lesser of actual value, replacement or repair cost), the
        cost of packaging materials and service plus the shipping fee.
    --  Click on Customers can visit for do-it-yourself
        holiday shipping solutions and purchase and print shipping
        labels. Packages can be picked up by a UPS driver, placed in
        one of 40,000 UPS drop boxes or dropped off at a UPS Customer
        Centre, The UPS Store, Mail Boxes Etc. or other authorized
        shipping outlets.

For holiday shipping information, tips and solutions visit the UPS holiday 
season media resource site -
    --  UPS Mobile -
    --  Facebook - and
    --  Twitter -
        @UPS_Canada and

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 and its corporate blog can be found at To get UPS 
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Erick Bauer, APEX Public Relations 416-934-2108

Robyn van Teunenbroek, UPS Canada 905-676-1708 

SOURCE: UPS Canada Ltd.

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