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
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
"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."
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 UPS.com and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get
UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
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 www.theupsstore.ca.
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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