With the holiday shopping season about to begin, UPS
(NYSE: UPS) is inviting consumers to register for its popular UPS My
Choice® service as the company finalizes its preparations for another
record-breaking peak season. UPS estimates it will deliver 527 million
packages in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, surpassing
last year's total of 480 million.
Home deliveries spike in the weeks leading up to Christmas and UPS My
Choice helps customers avoid missed deliveries by getting advance text
or email messages from UPS that alert them the day before a package is
scheduled to arrive. Customers also can reroute or reschedule delivery
for a different day, which can keep loved ones from discovering their
holiday gifts early. Since its introduction in October 2011, 2 million
people have registered for UPS My Choice.
"It can be frustrating to see a missed delivery notice on your front
door, especially if you're anticipating a special holiday gift," said
Myron Gray, president of U.S. operations for UPS. "UPS My Choice is an
industry-leading service that gives our residential customers the
confidence of knowing when their shipments will be delivered as well as
the ability to change the date and location if they desire."
To sign up for UPS My Choice, visit http://www.ups.com/MyChoice/PR.
UPS continues to hire seasonal employees as part of its preparation for
the holiday shipping surge. The company anticipates it will add 55,000
seasonal employees across the U.S. to work as package sorters, loaders
and driver helpers. Individuals interested in learning more about UPS
job opportunities in their area should visit upsjobs.com
or the UPSjobs
page on Facebook.
UPS Quick Stats -- A Busy Shipping Season
UPS's busiest day: Thursday, Dec. 20, when UPS will deliver an
estimated 28 million packages around the world, the equivalent of 300
packages every second of the day (on an average day, UPS delivers 15.8
million packages and documents)
Peak U.S. air service delivery day: Friday, Dec. 21, with 6.5 million
Busiest day for online tracking requests: December 18, with 69 million
online package tracking requests
Last shipping day: UPS Next Day Air® packages shipped Friday, Dec. 21
for delivery on Monday, Dec. 24
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
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