UPS launches first guaranteed standard service to Mexico that provides ground package delivery, says Mexico was second largest export market for US in 2012 and largest importer of US computer and electronics parts

ATLANTA , October 9, 2013 (press release) – UPS(R) (NYSE: UPS) announced the launch of UPS Standard to Mexico, a general service offering that provides customers with a guaranteed economical option for ground package delivery south of the U.S. border. UPS is the only logistics provider in the U.S. to offer to its customers guaranteed, door-to-door, small package ground service to Mexico. This service is also now available from more than 4,300 The UPS Store locations across the United States or by scheduling a pickup through UPS.

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, trade between the U.S. and Mexico has increased 113% over the past ten years, with more than $1.35 billion in cross-border commerce taking place every day.

"Mexico is an extremely important market for UPS and our customers," said Romaine Seguin, president of UPS Americas Region. "Mexico was the United States' second largest export market in 2012, and is its largest importer of U.S. computer and electronic parts. By leveraging UPS logistics expertise, we can help our customers maximize the potential this market has to offer."

By leveraging its extensive network in North America and customs brokerage expertise, UPS provides a seamless delivery experience from pickup to delivery in addition to end-to-end shipment visibility. UPS Standard to Mexico offers:

-- Door to door delivery in 4--8 business days

-- Money-back guarantee for on-time delivery

-- Routine customs clearance at no additional charge

-- End-to-end visibility and pro-active notifications

Customers typically located in the southwestern border states have benefitted from competing in the Mexican market. However, with UPS's Standard service, businesses from coast to coast can easily take full advantage of the Mexican demand for U.S. goods. This economical delivery option for less urgent shipments is ideal for reliable delivery of everything from industrial and automotive equipment to consumer goods.

"In the 2012 'Change in the Chain' survey conducted by UPS with U.S. high-tech companies, respondents overwhelmingly stated that their future growth depends on 'emerging market demand and the ability to navigate the complexities of import and export efficiently and effectively,'" said John Miltenis, UPS vice president of international marketing. "UPS recognizes that in order for our customers to meet Mexican demand for U.S. goods, they require a partner that can provide international expertise, reliability and end-to-end visibility. UPS Standard to Mexico does just that -- while increasing supply chain and cost efficiencies."

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.

With more than 4,300 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 (NYSE: UPS). Services, pricing and hours of operation may vary by location. For additional information on The UPS Store, including information on franchise opportunities for opening a The UPS Store location, visit www.theupsstore.com.

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