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Patent Pending: Can’t sign for your package? Just let UPS track your phone’s location – Supply Chain Dive

UPS delivery: We’ll take your address and your location data

Signing for a delivery: it’s the last step in the process, but it can be inconvenient for the logistics company and customer. The customer needs to schedule their day around a time window when the package might arrive so they can sign for it. And if the customer isn’t home, the delivery company has to make multiple trips. “This represents an inefficient use of carrier resources,” UPS wrote in a patent application published this week.

UPS already offers a couple of solutions to this problem, which include having parcels forwarded to a different location where someone can sign on the receiver’s behalf or sending the package to a UPS customer center. But the logistics company outlines another solution in its patent application that can allow customers to provide the location of their vehicle or another place where the package can be delivered. It all hinges on consumers sharing quite a lot of information.

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Whitehouse residents honor UPS driver -KLTV

Many Whitehouse residents gathered together to honor a UPS driver for going above and beyond in their neighborhood for nearly 40 years.

KLTV’s Dante Nuñez explains what this means to this driver and the community who put this surprise event together.

Roosevelt Petty JR., better known to some in Whitehouse as Rosie, turned the corner during his delivery route to see the street corner filled with people and signs thanking him for his service over the years. “I expected something but nothing on this magnitude, not today even.”

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UPS Partners With Global Brand Inc. To Boost Cross-Border E-Commerce Opportunities For SMBs In Japan

Leading global logistics provider UPS has announced a collaboration with trade and e-commerce consultancy professionals Global Brand Inc. to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in Japan reach more overseas customers via the world’s leading online marketplaces.

The collaboration combines Global Brand Inc.’s comprehensive knowledge of the top e-commerce shopping platforms, including Amazon, eBay and Lazada, with UPS’s world-renowned cross-border shipping and logistics expertise to provide SMBs in Japan a holistic suite of essential solutions to help drive international business growth.


Strategically Located UPS Facility In Slovenia Opens As Businesses Shift To E-Commerce “New Normal”

New package and supply chain facility near Ljubljana opens as businesses of all sizes in Slovenia increasingly take advantage of export opportunities

Today UPS® officially opened its new package sorting and delivery center near Ljubljana, to support Slovenian companies as they turn to e-commerce and exports to grow their business. Located in Zgornji Brnik, near Ljubljana International Airport and part of the Ljubljana Business Center, the new UPS facility will help large and small companies in Slovenia be part of the country’s sustained growth in exports which was forecasted at more than 10% in 2019.

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UPS seeks permit to install $32 million in conveyors – Jacksonville Daily Record

United Parcel Service Inc. applied to the city for a permit to install more conveyors at its Westside Industrial Park parcel shipping ground hub at 4420 Imeson Road.

Material Handling Systems Inc. of Kentucky is the contractor for the $32 million project. Storage Rack Engineering Inc. of Santa Margarita, California, is the engineer.

Atlanta-based UPS is expanding the hub and is evaluating Jacksonville for a further expansion for an additional $138 million investment and 240 jobs that would add to the logistics, warehouse and distribution base.