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UPS Expands 2nd Day Air Options


Guaranteed Delivery Time Now Earlier, Saturday Delivery Option Introduced

ATLANTA, Feb. 8, 2006 - UPS (NYSE:UPS) has accelerated the guaranteed commit time for the industry’s only 2nd Day Air A.M.® delivery service to 10:30 a.m. from 12 p.m. and added a Saturday delivery option for UPS 2nd Day Air®.

The moves are part of an overall expansion of the UPS 2nd Day Air portfolio that also includes the addition of 9,300 ZIP codes to the 2nd Day Air A.M. delivery service area.

These deferred premium services offer any business an economical alternative for time-sensitive shipments that do not require overnight delivery and are especially popular among manufacturers, online retailers and wholesalers.

“Today’s businesses are under enormous pressure to squeeze more time out of their days and fit more days into their weeks,” said Kurt Kuehn, UPS senior vice president, worldwide sales and marketing. “The acceleration of UPS’s 2nd Day Air service and the addition of 2nd Day Air Saturday delivery provide them faster and more flexible services to help meet these challenges.”

For example, the earlier commit time of 2nd Day Air A.M. helps manufacturers meet just-in-time schedules more economically while giving them more time in the day to assemble finished products, and it ensures wholesale goods arrive earlier to retailers, providing them more time to restock inventory. The service also is ideal for the distribution and processing of paperwork and payroll for companies with multiple locations. Important documents arrive early enough for same-day processing and pay checks can be distributed to employees the day they are delivered.

IMS Fastpak® is a leading supplier of in-store promotional materials for some of the world’s largest retailers and consumer products firms. Oftentimes, the fulfillment and distribution of point-of-sale items are precisely timed with national advertising and product availability across thousands of retail locations. The earlier delivery guaranteed by 2nd Day Air A.M. helps IMS Fastpak tackle these logistical challenges while providing stores more time to set up displays once they are received.

The new 2nd Day Air Saturday delivery option also helps online retailers improve customer service by ensuring delivery two days sooner compared to the normal Monday arrival. And Saturday is an ideal delivery option for high-value items that require a signature because customers are more likely to be at home.

The addition of 9,300 ZIP codes to the service area for 2nd Day Air A.M. brings the total for that service to 26,800 ZIP codes. This expansion follows by just six months the expansion of UPS’s Next Day Air® Early A.M.® delivery territory by more than 7,200 new ZIP codes, extending UPS’s leadership for early morning delivery to some 19,200 ZIP codes across the country.

The Saturday delivery option for 2nd Day Air costs $12.50 per package in addition to the regular shipping rates. 2nd Day Air is available throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. For more information about these enhancements and the complete portfolio of UPS 2nd Day Air services, visit

UPS is the world’s largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain services, offering an extensive range of options for synchronizing the movement of goods, information and funds. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., UPS serves more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. UPS’s stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange (UPS), and the company can be found on the Web at


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