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The UPS Store: Making it Easy to Ship When There’s Less Time to Shop

Facing the Shortest Shopping Season in Five Years, The UPS Store® Offers Services and Expertise to Help Ease Holiday Stress

With six fewer shopping days this holiday season, shoppers have even less time this year to make it through their holiday to-do lists. For those who need to ship their gifts to friends and family, that timeframe is even shorter. Thankfully, The UPS Store can help. With a network of packing and shipping experts at 4,300 locally owned and operated centers, The UPS Store can help pack and ship all types of holiday gifts – from fragile glass ornaments to surfboards and golf clubs. Additionally, the center offers peace of mind with the Pack and Ship Guarantee®.

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UPS CFO: Large retailers cautious – CNBC

I think the large retailers we talked to are cautious this year. they do expect to see increased sales. We don’t think it’s going to be a huge increase over last year.I think it’s going to be a little more of a cliff hanger, though, because of this tighter shopping season. All of us, u.p.s. and all the retailers will waiting to see as customers realize they don’t have as many days left to finish their shipping. Myself included as a bad procrastinator. We’ll see a big rush, actually, the week before christmas and our largest day will be December 16th when we pick up over 34 million packages.

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Amazon’s Drones Set to Take Out UPS, FedEx – The Street

Amazon (AMZN_) has disrupted countless industries: retail, cloud computing, music, movies and so much more. Now, it’s onto its latest venture: disrupt shipping.

In what is an attempt to disrupt the businesses of UPS and FedEx, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled Amazon PrimeAir on 60 Minutes Sunday, Amazon’s new drone delivery service, which it hopes will allow it to get packages into the hands of customers in 30 minutes or less.

“I know this looks like science fiction,” Bezos said during the interview, while unveiling the automated delivery drones. “It’s not.”

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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About UPS – Motley Fool

‘Tis the season for shopping, and shipping, and the happy sound of doorbells ringing by the friendly UPS (NYSE: UPS ) deliveryman. But how much do we really know about UPS — other than the fact that they’re the guys who bring you the goodies at Christmas time?

Familiar as we all are with the company, there are still a lot of things you probably don’t know about UPS. So sit back now, and prepare to be astounded.

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UPS Delivering So Much More Than Boxes This Holiday Season

For Shop Owners and Shoppers, UPS Provides Memorable Holiday Experiences with New Initiatives

AsUPS® ramps up for its 107th holiday season, the company will launch several initiatives to help customers and small businesses enjoy the magic of the season. Beginning on November 23, 2013, customers will have the ability to connect with UPS through social media to share special holiday moments, learn tips for surviving the holiday season, engage with retail partners, give back to the community and of course, ship with ease and peace of mind.