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: upsjobs.com.
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
"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
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 UPS.com: Customers can visit
UPS.com 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
For holiday shipping information, tips and solutions visit the UPS holiday
season media resource site - pressroom.ups.com/holiday
-- UPS Mobile - m.ups.com
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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 blog.ups.com. To get UPS
news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
Erick Bauer, APEX Public Relations 416-934-2108 firstname.lastname@example.org
Robyn van Teunenbroek, UPS Canada 905-676-1708 email@example.com
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