UPS is running some compelling promotions to celebrate National Small Business Week. If you have been thinking about trying UPS, now might be the time to investigate.
Among the offerings during the limited time promotion are free pickup service (it automatically schedules a pickup when it sees you’re sending a shipment); free consultations; and discounted shipping.
It may or may not be competitive with a service like USPS, depending on your needs. It’s difficult to compare the apples to oranges fees – be sure to factor in the free USPS boxes and various UPS surcharges when making your comparisons.
Press release follows:
In celebration of National Small Business Week (May 5-11), UPS announced special promotions and discounts to help small businesses succeed. The significant savings and consultative programs help small and medium-sized businesses work more efficiently, scale and grow.
Beginning May 1, small businesses that open an account through UPS.com/smallbizmonth can receive UPS Smart Pickup service at no cost. This convenient service option automatically requests a pickup when a customer ships online. Merchants that sign up for UPS Smart Pickup service with UPS® shipping included can also save 25% off ground shipping, 40% off air shipping and up to 50% off international shipping.* Additional benefits for new account holders include:
- Instant shipping discounts to save more money
- No weekly service charges
- No waiting in lines
- Free virtual consultations with a UPS expert to help businesses grow
To equip small businesses with the tools and resources they need, UPS experts offer virtual consultations designed to help them operate more efficiently. The free service coupled with special discounts enable small businesses to scale, access reliable shipping and tracking solutions and manage cash flow.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and UPS is committed to supporting them and helping them grow,” said Kevin Warren, chief marketing officer at UPS. “We understand the many challenges small businesses face and our customized solutions and attractive rates make it easier for them to do business with UPS.”
Last year, UPS announced a strengthened focus on expanding relationships with SMBs through customized service offerings, more tailored digital connections and simplified pricing. The company’s strong delivery network reliability and significantly expanded capacity is enabling broader discounts at this important time of the year, and is evidence of UPS’s commitment to SMB customers.
For more information about this month’s special promotions, visit UPS Small Business Month.
*Terms and conditions apply.
SOURCE: UPS Press Release