UPS is enabling its US customers to sell their products globally with the same delivery speed as domestic shipments with a new Saturday service offering.
Businesses that schedule a Saturday pick-up from the USA to 57 key international markets will have their shipments processed and shipped on Saturday and delivered as soon as Monday, one day faster than previous UPS time-in-transit. The destination countries are located across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific, with more key markets to be added later this year.
Nando Cesarone, president at UPS International, said, “One day makes a big difference when it comes to your international customers deciding to place an order.
“We’re seeing significant opportunities for US businesses, especially small and medium-sized online retailers, to export their quality products to high-growth international markets. By connecting e-tailers to our smart global logistics network, UPS helps them meet their customers’ expectations and compete with local country e-tailers.”
The new Saturday export pick-up service will benefit US businesses that want to ship exports six days per week or need a rush on weekend orders. It expands UPS’s existing portfolio of Saturday ground delivery and pick-up services for its US customers, launched in 2017, which was one of the largest time-in-transit improvements in the company’s 110-year history.
Exporting can benefit companies not only by opening doors to new customers and partners, but also by providing additional revenue diversification. Companies that export to multiple countries are also nearly 8.5% less likely to go out of business than companies that do not export.
Furthermore, the US Small Business Administration reports that out of 30 million American companies, less than 1% currently export and of those, a 58% majority export to only one country.