UPS Worldwide Express Plus service guarantees morning delivery to more places around the world

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, October 13, 2016

UPS today announced the expansion of its earliest morning package delivery service, UPS Worldwide Express Plus. By expanding its reach to 28 new countries and enhancing service to cover more postal codes in 25 existing countries, shippers can reach the top 20 economies in the world earlier than ever before.

Businesses in the industrial manufacturing, automotive, healthcare and retail industries use the service for urgent shipments. The UPS Express Plus service offers guaranteed delivery on the next business day as early as 8:00 a.m., depending on the destination.

In the 25 existing countries, shippers can reach more customers in many global business centers. The service is not limited to the largest cities. This expansion now makes the service available in 3,000 additional postal codes in the United Kingdom and 2,000 more postal codes in Canada.

“Companies that require spare parts quickly to keep operations running, and healthcare customers shipping emergency products rely on the speed and dependability of the service,” said Jim Barber, president UPS International. “With this latest expansion, the coverage area comprises nearly 90 per cent of the global gross domestic product and nearly 90% of global real imports.”

Europe adds 19 countries with the greatest expansion of service in emerging economic centers including Romania, Turkey and Serbia. Romania is projected to be the fastest growing economy in Eastern Europe this year.

Expanding early morning delivery in Paris, London and Milan will benefit luxury goods retailers that demand quick turnarounds between their design, sampling, production and fulfillment cycles.

UPS Worldwide Express Plus is part of the broader UPS Express shipping portfolio, which offers the most international guaranteed time-of-day delivery options that include routine customs clearance.