UPS goes Groupon, launching discounts for retailers – Reuters

United Parcel Service Inc is taking a page out of a retailer’s playbook, offering discounts on everything from Costco memberships to luxury clothes and Disneyland tickets to loyal customers, UPS said on Wednesday.

The UPS My Choice Deals program, first reported by Reuters, appears to mark the first time the world’s largest package deliverer is hoping to cash in on shippers’ products directly.

More than 43 million global consumers will get access to some 500 deals – like 10 percent off Goodyear tires, 20 percent off Neiman Marcus luxury clothes, or the ability to donate half of one percent of an Amazon purchase to charity.

UPS Connects Retailers And 43 Million Consumers Via The UPS My Choice Deals Site

  • Site allows UPS My Choice members access to hundreds of deals and discounts
  • No separate log-in required for free perk for UPS My Choice members
  • Businesses benefit from millions of potential customers

UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced the launch of its UPS My Choice Deals site offering retailers an exclusive platform to reach more than 43 million UPS My Choice members with special deals and discounts.

George Willis Named UPS President Of U.S. Operations, Myron Gray To Retire

UPS (NYSE: UPS) today appointed George Willis to the position of president of U.S. Operations, effective May 1. Willis, a 30 year veteran of UPS operations, will report to Jim Barber, UPS chief operating officer. Willis will join UPS’s Management Committee, the most senior leadership group in the company. Willis succeeds Myron Gray who has chosen to retire after a distinguished 40-year career at the company.

UPS CEO visits Birmingham with advice on how to thrive in an e-commerce world – Bhamnow

Mississippi native and UPS CEO and Chairman of the Board David Abney, shared insights on the rapid pace of technological change over the past two decades at the Rotary Club of Birmingham.

He points out that at the turn of the 21st century, no one would have imagined that people one day would be communicating with just their fingers and thumbs.

“When I was in New Jersey 20 years ago, if human beings were communicating with their fingers, that usually wasn’t a real good thing,” Abney said to laughter during a talk he gave to the Rotary Club of Birmingham on Wednesday.