UPS Defies Trade Gloom With New Saturday Service for Exports

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    UPS Defies Trade Gloom With New Saturday Service for Exports - Bloomberg

    United Parcel Service Inc. has begun processing export shipments on Saturday to help U.S. retailers gain a day on overseas e-commerce deliveries as trade tensions threaten to weaken international demand.

    The move is part of the courier’s strategy to boost profit by gaining more business from smaller companies. Expanding Saturday service for overseas packages, which previously was limited to pickups, will help retailers get exports moving six days a week and offer rush orders over the weekend.

    “One day makes a big difference when it comes to your international customers deciding to place an order,” said Nando Cesarone, president of UPS International. “We’re seeing significant opportunities for U.S. businesses, especially small-and medium-sized online retailers, to export their quality products to high-growth international markets.”