UPS announced the launch of Saturday residential delivery of UPS® Standard Service, which brings Saturday ground delivery to customers in major Canadian cities. The service comes at no extra cost to recipients and provides businesses of all sizes a reliable way to get purchases to their customers on the weekend.
“Canadian and U.S. businesses have a great new way to create growth by serving customers with our Saturday residential delivery service,” says Stephanie Dexter, president, UPS Canada. “UPS is helping businesses meet customer expectations for timely, convenient deliveries. We are excited to help them grow and compete in today’s market.”
UPS is the first global small package carrier in Canada to provide committed Saturday ground residential delivery of shipments from the U.S. and within Canada at no additional cost. Starting in the GTA, customers who normally receive their residential deliveries on Monday will now receive them on Saturday. The service is scheduled to be available in Montreal, Laval, Calgary, and Greater Vancouver by March. Once fully implemented, the majority of Canadian addresses in metropolitan cities will be eligible to have packages delivered on Saturday.
Saturday residential delivery is an important growth differentiator for UPS customers, attracting consumers who want their deliveries sooner. According to an Angus Reid Canadian poll, 51 per cent of Canadians expect online purchases to be delivered within 1-2 days, even over the weekend. In the same poll, 74 per cent of Canadians agree it’s important that delivery services operate on weekdays and weekends. For more information, please visit ups.com/SaturdayStandard.