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UPS triples international destinations for US SMBs via UPS Saturday pick-up
UPS are tripling international destinations that are available to their US small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) using the UPS Saturday pick-up solution for export shipments.
UPS have added 122 countries to the current 57 destinations. This includes 20 new markets in Europe, 28 in the Americas, 2 in the Asia Pacific and 72 in the Middle East and Africa.
SMBs that schedule a Saturday pick-up for their UPS worldwide express portfolio packages from the US to 179 international markets will have their shipments processed and shipped on Sunday and delivered as soon as Monday. A list of all the countries can be found here.
The Saturday export pick-up service enables the US SMBs to ship exports six days per week. It is part of UPS’s portfolio of Saturday ground delivery and pick-up services for their US merchants, which launched in 2017 – UPS claim this was one of the largest time-in-transit improvements in the company’s 110-year history.
‘Cross-border SMBs are 8.5% less likely to go out of business’
Exporting can benefit companies not only by opening doors to new customers and partners but also by providing additional revenue diversification. Walmart say that SMBs that export to multiple countries are also nearly 8.5% less likely to go out of business than those that do not export. With 95% of consumers located outside the US, there is a vast untapped market that is ripe for new entrants.
UPS’s Saturday pick-up service also means a reduced chance of online shoppers abandoning shopping carts because a faster delivery enhances online competitiveness and builds the merchants’ brands internationally.