UPS has announced its plans to enhance its ground delivery network between Chicago in the USA and Quebec and the Maritime Provinces in Canada, meaning that online shoppers will receive their items from US shippers and retailers one day faster.
Parcel volumes from 114 US cities including Albuquerque, New Mexico; Dallas, and Houston, Texas; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Phoenix, Arizona; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Francisco, California; and Seattle, Washington flow through the UPS Chicago Area Consolidation Hub (CACH) to Montreal in Canada.
Bill Seward, president, US International, UPS, said, “Many retailers in the USA can now get their items to consumers in Quebec one day earlier and without extra costs. Businesses across the Midwest and Western USA in all industries can better serve the needs of their Canadian customers by getting their ground shipments delivered one day faster.”
To facilitate the growing demand of customers, UPS brokers over six million shipments into Canada each year, with 90% of the Canadian population living within 100 miles of the US border. Canadian e-commerce grew by 17% in 2015 and 62% of Canadians already make purchases from American e-tailers. Transit times to Canada currently vary between two and seven business days depending on origin and destination.
August 24, 2016