Cell Phone Addiction: The First Step is Admitting I Have a Problem

After Christmas this year, I didn’t have any packages to return because all of my gifts were either cash or gift cards. (My family knows me well, so they don’t waste their time shopping for me anymore.)

In January, UPS celebrated National Returns Day, where consumers returned more than 520,000 packages back to retailers following the holiday season.

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UPS My Choice Can Make Your Vacation Dreams Come True…Really!
UPS My Choice Destination of Choice sweepstakes

As spring fever nears and vacation getaways are planned, what if I told you your dream vacation was free? Yes, you heard me right – all you have to do is select the destination, board the plane and a stipend toward travel expenses are covered.

If you sign up for UPS My ChoiceSM now through May 1, 2012, you are automatically entered into the UPS My Choice Destination of Choice sweepstakes.

If you want to stay local – or travel worlds away from real life (which is more my style) – there’s a prize package designed just for you. Two winners will be randomly selected on or about May 14, 2012 – just in time for you to pack your bags and get away.

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Signed Up For UPS My Choice? ‘Tis the Season to Upgrade to Premium Membership!
UPS My Choice

The holidays are the perfect season to upgrade to UPS My Choice Premium Membership! Available to customers across the United States, UPS My Choice helps avoid the disappointment and hassle of missing a home delivery by giving YOU control of how UPS will deliver those tasty gingerbread cookies from Aunt Sally the day before they arrive.

Premium Membership has it privileges…

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UPS My Choice – Just in Time for Cyber Monday
UPS My Choice

It’s that time of year – yes, holiday shopping season! Whether it’s for you or for family and friends, online retailers are offering spectacular deals – especially on Cyber Monday. This online shopping “holiday” made its debut on Nov. 28, 2005,  and has quickly become one of the largest online shopping days of the year.

According to comScore, the 2010 U.S. online holiday shopping season brought in a record-breaking $32.6 billion in retail spending. This marked a 12 percent increase over 2009. Cyber Monday made history when consumer spending exceeded $1 billion for the first time in a single day. As internet commerce continues to grow, package delivery is becoming an important element of the full customer experience.

After the leftovers from Thanksgiving are eaten and family and friends have traveled back home, maybe it’s time for a little online shopping. But while you’re online, make sure you also sign up for UPS My ChoiceSM, a new service that places greater control over home delivery in the hands of consumers.

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UPS My Choice Brings Packages Home for the Holidays
UPS My Choice

It’s finally here – and in plenty of time for the holidays. Excitement is building around the launch of UPS My ChoiceSM, a new transformational service that is available today to customers across the United States.

UPS My Choice is a new service that places greater control over home delivery in the hands of the consumer. And, if that doesn’t get you excited, what if I told you that you could receive delivery alerts, specific delivery time frames, reroute options and much more? If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, would you like the ability to know a day in advance when your packages will arrive within a four-hour approximate delivery time? Or what about a two-hour confirmed delivery window?

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UPS Delivers Adoption Papers, Builds a Family
residential delivery

In 1913, UPS grew its business by making residential deliveries for department stores. And today, UPS delivers 35% of its packages to residential addresses across the United States.

I stopped by the home of Charlie Grimm, who lives in York, Pa. to speak with him about a special residential delivery he received.  Let’s hear how one important package changed his life…

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UPS Delivers Chicago-Style Pizza
residential delivery

If you take a look back at the history of the company, UPS grew by making residential deliveries for department stores so that they didn’t have to operate their own delivery trucks. And today, did you know that UPS delivers to about 100 million residential addresses every year? I stopped by the home of Mark Estes, who lives in Portland, OR, who is a huge Chicago Cubs fan. Let’s hear his story…

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Ready….Set…Hot Rod!

The 2011 Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour® is considered one of the finest performance automotive events in the world. This 7-day, 7-city tour began at the Port Canaveral Space Coast on Saturday, June 4. More than 4,500 hot rods and performance vehicles will wind their way over 1,600+ miles and the tour will make its final pit stop in Detroit on Friday, June 10.

And, UPS has got some skin in this game as the official carrier of this year’s tour. Along the way at various tour stops, UPS will recognize select “Long Haulers,” those intrepid hot rodders who make the entire journey from beginning to end, nightly with complimentary shipping boxes for collectibles and goodies collected along the tour. Once the tour culminates in Detroit, the Long Haulers can have their items shipped home to them by UPS at no cost.

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The Magic Behind Logistics

By now, many people have seen the Logistics of NCAA Basketball® video spots that aired in conjunction with March Madness. The premise of these commercials was that basketball is a game of logistics, getting the ball to the right people, in the right place at the right time.

The same holds true for UPS and its customers. When a package arrives to its final destination on time, few people know – or even think about – how that successful delivery was made possible. Even fewer ponder how the same success story happens over and over again for 15 million packages each day.

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Slovakia and Israel – What’s the UPS Connection?

Jeopardy is one of my favorite game shows (aside from Wheel of Fortune). There’s so many unknown facts revealed on the show. And the research I conducted to complete this blog opened my eyes as well to a new part of the world.

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