I confess that I’m a huge fan of routines – with three kids under three, anything out of the ordinary throws a kink in our day. But change can be good. Like some of the new features at the UPS website.
The new Locator is pretty cool – you can see on a map where the closest places are to ship your package. I love to get rid of baby gear by selling it online – and those folks at The UPS Store® in my neighborhood know how to handle heavy or oddly-shaped items. Click on a location and you can get info like store hours, latest pickup times, what services they offer, and driving directions. For fun, you can zoom in to see a bird’s-eye view of your own house. The landscapers sure did a nice job in our neighbors’ backyard.
Even though we consistently fill two plus boxes of recycling each week, I still feel like our family could be punching holes in the ozone with the number of diapers we go through. UPS is trying to make up for that, in a way, by offering UPS Smart PickupSM as an option. Your driver will only come on days that you have a package to ship, saving some gas and reducing unnecessary emissions.
My husband got an iPhone® a few months ago, and every time he puts it down, I’m guilty of swiping it to check the weather or play a quick game of Sudoku. Of course as soon as the UPS MobileTM App for iPhone® came out, I popped it on his phone. At first, I just wanted to see how it worked and play with those cool maps, but I found myself tracking packages constantly between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Pretty easy to do, even while fixing dinner, washing bottles, and turning on cartoons for my two-year old. That’s saying something!
If you’re interested in what else is new on ups.com, visit ups.com/whatsnew.
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