Welcome to upside

Quantum View

Good Hart General Store Serves up a Delicious Deal for National Pi Day
Pi Pie

Today (3.14) is National Pi Day! It’s a day to celebrate and discuss the mathematical constant and for many (especially my husband) to make lots of food-related puns.

Some may love math, but I love pie. Sweet or savory, I eat them all.  Devouring a homemade chicken pot pie for dinner might be my definition of comfort food. UPS small business customer Good Hart General Store knows all about delivering quality pot pies.

Read More »

UPS Small Business Delivers Sweet Southern Treats
Savannah’s Candy Kitchen praline platter

Santa’s been working overtime this month getting ready to make his rounds. Just in case you’re reading this Santa… I’ve been really good and I’m emailing my list to your personal account. And because I know Ole’ St. Nick has been working so diligently – and perhaps to offer a small bribe – I’m not going to leave him just cookies.  He’s getting praline layer cake and pretzels dipped in chocolate and covered with Georgia pecans from Savannah’s Candy Kitchen. I’m just saying – I really want Santa to take my list seriously. 

The man behind the candy is Stan Strickland. He’s so sure you’ll enjoy his treats he offers a full money-back guarantee if you’re not satisfied. The inspiration to open his small business came from his mother who worked in a candy factory. At home, she made everything from scratch – even measuring with the “cup” of her hand. After spending hours working beside his mother, Strickland developed a similar passion for sweets and continues the family tradition of using only local and all-natural ingredients to make candies and cakes. A local sugar company uses trailer to deliver about 60,000 pounds a month!

Read More »

UPS Wins Brownie Points
Brownie Points

Lisa King found the recipe for success in the kitchen of her small apartment in 1987. She was a school teacher in Cleveland, Ohio, during the day, but at night she loved to bake fudgy brownies.  King eventually turned her hobby and passion into a thriving small business – Brownie Points, Inc.

The online retailer specializes in more than 25 different flavors of gourmet brownies, popcorn and chocolate confections. King and 14 full-time employees are busy producing delicious treats year-round, but from September through December she adds about 25 seasonal workers to handle the 30,000 orders she ships each week during the holidays.

Read More »

CF Martin Guitar & Co. Uses Logistics to Keep its Supply Chain Humming
Martin Guitar

Chris Martin, the great-great-great grandson of the founder of CF Martin Guitar & Co., thinks that the hand is the perfect tool. But he takes advantage of all sorts of other tools, as well, to help the company see what’s in-coming and out-going. The company has a complex and global supply chain, with a worldwide distribution network. Solutions like UPS Quantum View help Martin Guitar keep on top of product distribution.

According to Chris, “It takes more than wood, glue, finish and strings to make a guitar. It takes logistics.”

Read More »