Mother’s Day Kicks Off May for UPS Small Business Customers


Atlanta – WEBWIRE – Tuesday, May 06, 2014

UPS (NYSE:UPS) is partnering with some of its small business customers to share their stories and support the growth of their businesses for Mother’s Day and Small Business Week. Accounting for roughly 46 percent of the private gross domestic product (GDP)1, small businesses are strong drivers of the U.S. economy, and UPS is committed to supporting this growing community.

Small Business Daily Deals-Mother’s Day

UPS is partnering with four small business customers to offer consumers special deals this Mother’s Day. These special offers will be shared on UPS’s official social channels @UPS and Facebook the week of May 5.


Kindrunner.com Is Good for the Sole

Small businesses have diverse needs, and UPS is capable of meeting all kinds of challenges to help them achieve their goals. UPS customer Kindrunner.com is one such example as they are more than an e-tailer for runners.

Founder Mike Conforti wanted to create a socially- and environmentally-conscious online business. Conforti motivates his customers to return their used running shoes that he then donates to charitable organizations. He uses UPS’s carbon neutral shipping to minimize the impact his shipments have on the environment - all without sacrificing his commitment to excellent customer service, a critical part of running a sustainable business.

UPS Helps Small Businesses Get Ready to Grow

Businesses of all sizes have access to UPS expertise and resources. Many startups begin as a company of one, and handling everything alone can be overwhelming. UPS created UPS CONNECT to connect entrepreneurs to the right tools and resources for their specific needs.

“UPS CONNECT is a new, free program created with startups and entrepreneurs in mind,” said Andrew Chang, UPS small business director. “We have listened to what our small business customers want and are providing free access to dedicated resources and expertise, consulting support, exclusive offers, and internet tools to save them valuable time.”

UPS CONNECT helps entrepreneurs accelerate their growth and by saving them time and money, it allows them to focus their resources on the things that will move their business forward, like innovation, sales and customer service. UPS is committed to supporting startups and entrepreneurs year-round. Access to the right resources is critical, whether an owner visits one of more than 4,400 The UPS Store locally owned locations or needs expertise available through UPS CONNECT to address more sophisticated supply chain needs.

1 U.S. Census Bureau (2009) http://www.sba.gov/advocacy/7540/42371 (Small Business Association)

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About UPS Small Business
UPS® (NYSE:UPS) believes small businesses have big ideas, huge potential and limited resources—and that logistics can help those resources go further. UPS CONNECT puts entrepreneurs in touch with tools and expert advice to help simplify operations. UPS Capital® helps small businesses improve cash flow. And with free shipping and tracking technologies on ups.com®, five pickup options, more than 54,000 locations to drop off shipments and more than 4,400 The UPS Store® locations with value-added business services, UPS offers much-needed convenience. For more information on how UPS serves small business, visit ups.com/startups. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS

About UPS
UPS (NYSE:UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at ups.com and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

About The UPS Store
With more than 4,400 locations, The UPS Store network comprises the nation’s largest franchise system of retail shipping, postal, print and business service centers. The UPS Store locations in the U.S. are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of The UPS Store, Inc., a subsidiary of UPS. Services, pricing and hours of operation may vary by location. For additional information on The UPS Store, visit www.theupsstore.com.



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