Source: American Shipper / www.americanshipper.com / October 16th, 2018
Forty-eight additions took place over the summer; another 48 will happen before the end of the year.
UPS on Thursday announced the global expansion of UPS My Choice service to 96 additional countries and territories, bringing the total to 112 served.
With the entrance into countries and regions in Africa, Asia Pacific and the Indian Subcontinent, Caribbean and Central and South America, Middle East and Oceania, and an expansion in Europe, this package-delivery management service will be in the world’s major e-commerce markets in time for the key holiday shipping season, UPS said.
The UPS My Choice service originated with a 16-country-and-territory footprint. The expansion comes in two phases. The first brought the service to 48 additional locations worldwide over the summer. Phase two, which includes another 48 countries and territories, begins in October, with completion expected before the end of the year.
“Every UPS My Choice user will have access to e-mail notifications that a delivery is on its way, an alert the day before delivery with a delivery-window estimate, notification that the package is out for delivery and a notification that the delivery is completed,” said Nando Cesarone, president of UPS International. “With this expansion, shippers can benefit from fewer customer inquiries and missed deliveries, while consumers enjoy increased visibility and, in many cases, the opportunity to adjust delivery dates and locations.”
The expansion, the largest since the service was launched seven years ago, comes as UPS My Choice enrollment crosses the 52 million-member mark worldwide, the company said.
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