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UPS overturns beard ban

UPS is relaxing its ban on facial hair in its latest employee guidelines, reports the BBC. The parcels giant now allows public facing employees to sport facial hair like beards and moustaches as long as they are worn in a business-like manner and do not create safety concerns. It said the new guidelines would "celebrate diversity rather than corporate restrictions". The beard ban has long been unpopular with the workforce and in ... [+]

Strong Q3 growth for UPS

UPS’s third-quarter 2020 consolidated revenue rose 15.9% over 2019 to $21.2 billion. Consolidated average daily volume increased 13.5% year over year.  Net income was $2.0 billion for the quarter, 11.8% above the same period in 2019, or 10.7% on an adjusted basis.  Operating profit was $2.4 billion, up 11.0% compared ... [+]

UPS to offer standard Saturday deliveries

UPS is launching Saturday deliveries in eight of Europe’s top e-commerce markets, including the UK, this month, saying that Monday to Friday-only deliveries no longer fit customers’ expectations. The service is offered at the normal weekday cost when shipping to one of more than 17,000 UPS Access Point locations such ... [+]

No excuse now for bottling export drive

UPS has launched a new range of recylable packaging for shipping individual bottles of spirits and wine, to help producers in the UK and Ireland reach new customers. Designed in conjunction with Smurfit Kappa and distributor Macfarlane Packaging, it addresses the challenge of packing bottles that come in a range ... [+]

Big Brown turns green in June

UPS is to commemorate World Environment Day (5 June) by matching the carbon offsets of all parcels shipped via its carbon neutral program during June. UPS carbon neutral counterbalances the estimated carbon impact of each shipment by purchasing certified carbon offsets. To participate, shippers pay a small fee of 10-50p ... [+]

UPS opens US free trade zones

UPS has converted its US international air freight gateways at Chicago, New York, Dallas and Los Angeles into free trade zones. FTZs help reduce duties, import taxes and other fees thanks to special regulations that allow duty deferral or elimination, tariff inversion, fee consolidation and streamlined customs procedures. UPS has ... [+]

UPS applies for drone delivery license

UPS has applied to the US Federal Aviation Administration for a license to operate commercial drone flights under its UPS Flight Forward subsidiary. It could receive certification as early as this year, which would give UPS one of the first fully certified revenue-generating drone operations in the country. It would ... [+]

UPS offers Economy option

UPS has launched an economy service for small and medium-sized retailers’ international shipping needs. It will connect key e-commerce destinations and will initially be available to customers in the UK, US, Canada, China and Hong Kong but will expand to other markets soon. [+]

UPS offers Saturday service from US to Channel Isles

UPS has added 20 new destinations in Europe for its Saturday pick-up service from the US, including Jersey and Guernsey. The UK and Ireland are already served by the Saturday service, which also reaches a further 100 countries worldwide. [+]

UPS to offer Saturday service

UPS is offering Saturday pick-up and processing of US export shipments to 57 main markets, including the UK. Shipments picked up on Saturday will be delivered as soon as Monday, saving a day over existing transit times. one day faster than previous UPS time-in-transit. On-line retailers are expected to be ... [+]

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