Declining Revenue Per Package May Temper UPS’s Revenue Growth – Trefis

Lately there has been a shift in customer preference towards economical means of shipping packages, even if it means waiting a few extra days for their shipments to get delivered. For UPS, this leads to a cannibalization effect wherein package volumes of time-efficient-yet-pricy services decline and volumes for economical services increase. Volume for UPS SurePost, a low cost service which leverages the resources of the U.S. Postal service, increased more than 30% in the fourth quarter 2013 as shippers continued to choose lower costs over faster deliveries. From an overall volume perspective, there is no impact for UPS. However, the trend has been putting pressure on UPS’s revenue per package.

Spam Mail Run Delivers Malware While Masquerading as UPS – Spam Fighter

Two security firms namely Malwarebytes and Cisco warn that UPS (United Parcel Service)-related unsolicited electronic mails are presently hitting inboxes. These spam mails spoofing the globally famous package handing over company i.e. UPS actually represent one malware dissemination scam, published softpedia.com dated April 11, 2014.

Showing a header “UPS Exception Notification, Tracking Number 1Z522A9A6892487822,” the fake e-mails inform the recipient that because the shipper wanted, it was decided that the said merchandize would be delivered at some newly scheduled time.

To Increase Productivity, UPS Monitors Drivers’ Every Move – NPR

The American workforce might want to pay attention to all those brown trucks full of cardboard boxes. UPS is using technology in ways that may soon be common throughout the economy.

On the surface, UPS trucks look the same as they did more than 20 years ago, when Bill Earle started driving for the company in rural Pennsylvania.

But underneath the surface, Earle says, the job has changed a lot. The thing you sign your name on when the UPS guy gives you a package used to be a piece of paper. Now it’s a computer that tells Earle everything he needs to know.

UPS to Release 1st Quarter Results on Thursday, April 24, 2014

UPS (NYSE: UPS) will announce its 2014 first quarter results on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at approximately 7:45 a.m. Eastern Time.

At 8:30 a.m. ET, UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis and Chief Financial Officer Kurt Kuehn will lead an investor conference call. This call will be open to reporters and the public on a listen-only basis, via a live Webcast.

To listen to the live Webcast, go to www.investors.ups.com.

The Webcast audio then will remain accessible on the Investor Relations Website for a limited time.