The United Parcel Service of America is a multinational package delivery supply chain management company popularly known as Ups. Ups was established in 1907, it’s headquartered in Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States of America.
The company offers almost the same services as FedEx one of its major competitors. The company is a big company also called the ‘Big Brown’. Ups offers services to its clients in package delivery both internationally and domestically. Keep reading to get more information.
United Parcel Service Of America
The United Parcel Service of America is an American multinational delivery and Supply chain management company. The company offers central package delivery operation too. They have divisions and subsidiaries, cargo airline, freight-based trucking operation, and delivery drone airline.
From its inception, Ups started with the delivery of packages to retail stores within its neighborhood and expanded out of its states to other states of America. Moved out its headquarters to Greenwich, Connecticut in 1975. Today they make delivery to over 220 countries and territories globally.
On August 28, 2007, United Parcel Service celebrated its centenary. On 19, March 2012 UPS acquired TNT Express for $6.8 million to aid in the expansion of its coverage across Europe and Asian markets. In October 2019, Ups got approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly drones. This will enable UPS to deliver health care supplied using a fleet of drones.
Also, in the year 2019 fiscal year, UPS reported out their earnings being US$4.40 billion, with annual revenue of US$74.094 billion. Making an increase of 3.1% over the 2018 fiscal year. With this United Parcel Service ranked No. 41 on the 2019 Fortune 500 list price f the largest United States corporation by total revenue.
Ups major services are business in prompt delivery of packages and documents across the globe. Recently, Ups has expanded its series to include less than truckload transportation in the US. They offer supply Chain services. The work in three segments namely: International Package operations Domestics Package operations and Supply Chain & Freight operations.
International package operation
This operation includes delivery make to over 220 countries and territories across the globe. This service includes shipments, that are strictly outside the United States and other shipments with distribution outside the United States.
These are deliveries made within the United States. This is a door-to-door delivery service.
Supply Chain & Freight
This service includes Ups forwarding and contacts logistics operations, Ups Shipping Freight. The logistics and forwarding business renders services in over 175 countries and territories worldwide. This includes worldwide supply chain design, management and execution, freight forwarding and distribution, customs brokerage, mail, and consulting services.
UPS operates with over 119,000 delivery vehicles worldwide. The vehicles range from bicycles, delivery vans, tractor-trailers, trains, cargo airlines, and Cargo drone airlines.
To access your Ups account to enable you to do your online transaction. Since you already had an account, use these steps to access your Ups account:
- You can go to the Ups website, UPS
- Navigate to icon “Log In”
- Click on the icon
- Enter your Email address or User ID and password.
- Next click on the “Log In” button
However, if you are not using the above steps you can log in to Ups using your Facebook account, Google account, Twitter account, Apple account, and Amazon account.
How To Use Ups Tracking
In the UPS platform, you can track your shipment until it reaches your destination. Here are the steps to follow:
- Get to the website of UPS
- Move towards the right side of the page, click on the Tracking icon at the top
- From the drop-down menu click on the Track Shipment
- Click on the track & track history
- Key in your tracking ID and click on the Track button
- It will show you the current location of your item. In this space, you can manage your delivery until it gets to your destination.
UPS Customer Service
Ups is always available to attend to its customers free of charge at all centers. From the website, you can search for the Ups office near you for the customer center close to you. Or you chat online with the online representative.