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UPS® Also Focusing on the First Mile of Delivery as it Helps Canadian Small Businesses Grow

More competitive, simplified shipping options aimed at driving small business growth

MISSISSAUGA, ONOct. 25, 2018 /CNW/ – Small businesses come in all shapes and sizes, which is one of the reasons UPS is taking a less-is-more approach to businesses looking for the most competitive shipping service to growing their business.  With a focus on more competitive small-business rates online, and simplified but effective services, UPS knows that the only thing as important as the last mile of delivery is demystifying the first mile of delivery with fast, easy service that is also affordable.

“We constantly take stock of our products, services and strategy to ensure a good partnership with smaller businesses looking to plug into our smart global logistics network operating here in Canada,” says Paul Gaspar, director of Small Business, UPS Canada. “UPS’s original small business DNA is apparent when working to help start-ups and businesses who wish to plug into a larger network – whether they are looking for a long-term service relationship or are in need of a quick and simple fix. “We know from our experience with smaller customers here in Canada and around the world that getting it right from the first mile of delivery is just as important as the last mile.”

For those businesses not looking for complex shipping relationships, UPS Canada has updated its online pricing to offer a simpler, ongoing competitive rate.  Rates offered on and at The UPS Store® locations, are now lower than the UPS Daily Rates, found in the UPS rate and service guide.

“Our easy to use and reliable service – from basic rates to alternative drop off locations or even cost-conscious warehousing options – gives small businesses more time in their day to focus on growth,” adds Gaspar.

Since 2012, a team of UPS Small Business Ambassadors has helped tens of thousands of small businesses with their shipping needs and this year, UPS Canada also introduced a warehouse fulfillment program that offers no minimums, so businesses of all sizes can take advantage of needed supply chain options.

Businesses who are simply looking for a quick rate, can visit their local The UPS Store location or process their shipment at  For convenience and even better rates, businesses can utilize over 1,200 UPS Access Point® locations, like The UPS Store, when they ship from and to a UPS Access Point location at or learn more here.

About UPS:
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at® and its corporate blog can be found at To get UPS news direct, visit or follow @UPS_Canada and @UPS_SmallBizCA on Twitter.

SOURCE UPS Canada Ltd.

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