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Saving time and money just got easier with the New UPS Hundredweight Service Rating Tool
UPS Hundredweight rate tool

Are you shipping multiple packages to the same address on the same day?  Are you tired of being charged for lift-gate and inside delivery? Are you looking for a non-palletized guaranteed solution with minimized fuel and additional surcharges?  What about greater shipment integrity?  Does saving 20% on your bottom line peak your interest?

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UPS My Choice Facebook App Creating More Choices for Consumers
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At UPS we’re doing more than just delivering packages – we’re providing solutions to our customers. As more consumers shop online for the convenience, UPS My Choice® is the answer to flexible home delivery.

From the recent UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper retail study, we learned more online shoppers are using social media to shop for deals. Not surprisingly 84% of online shoppers use at least one social media site with Facebook being the most popular. There are more than a billion Facebook users out there so we’ve made it even easier to sign up for the service that gives consumers the ability to decide when and where their packages will arrive.

With the new UPS My Choice Facebook app,  consumers can sign up for the service and track a package directly from their Facebook page. Current members can also log into their UPS My Choice account using their Facebook log-in so they don’t have to remember multiple user names and passwords.

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Patient Scrubs: A Prescription for Dignity
I Love Small Business

It’s Day 2 of Small Business Week and we are celebrating by sharing the story of a small business owner each day. Meet Nancy Hart, breast cancer survivor, author and founder of Patient Scrubs in Tennessee. Nancy has been giving patients back their dignity for nearly 10 years through her innovative hospital clothing.

It all started in 2003 when her husband, a retired Florida highway patrolman and sheriff’s deputy, went into surgery. She quickly realized that the hospital clothing provided to her husband didn’t allow for decency, so she hand-stitched an outfit that provided decency and allowed hospital staff easy access to provide the care for her husband.

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Are You a Control Freak? Get a Personal Assistant with UPS My Choice
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Two years ago, I was one of those people that only ordered online occasionally and when I did, it was only for those hard-to-find items. Now there is very little I won’t order online. The convenience of not having to deal with long lines, being able to shop whenever I want to, and being able to find the best deals has made online shopping my preferred method.

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Small Business Success Starts with Music, a Friend and Take-out Food
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The best ideas are sometimes the ones you joke about with your best friend over Chinese food. About five years ago, Jason Lucash and Mike Syzmcak came up with OrigAudio while traveling the world for their jobs at the time, lugging around music stereos to listen to jams and eating take-out food on a regular basis. On a night like any other, the two came up with an idea: instead of lugging around giant boom boxes and stereos, make something small, portable and foldable, similar to their Chinese take-out box, that could play music and be easy to travel with.

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Without Logistics, Rock’n Roll Doesn’t Happen (Video)
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I absolutely love hearing live music. I enjoy large arenas to hear Grammy-winning artists, multi-day festivals, small venues to see new bands, Monday open mike nights to support my friends, participating in choirs on Sundays, and even singing in the shower!

Since I’m far from a mega superstar, I’m in awe of a musician’s capability to put on an incredible performance. As fans sitting in the stands (for me, the cheap seats), we see the band, instruments, lights, and smoke machines on stage, but have no idea about what’s going on behind the scenes.

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One More Thing to Register for If You’re Getting Married or Having a Baby
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Over the last few months, I’ve been to three weddings and two baby showers. It’s an exciting time in the lives of my friends, but it’s hectic as well with all the last minute details to finalize and packages coming to the house, especially as the wedding date/due date nears.

While UPS can’t help finalize last minute details, we can help manage all those packages. With UPS My Choice you’ll no longer need to keep up with tracking numbers – we’ll  do it for you. The day before delivery, you’ll get one alert with information on all the packages that are set to arrive the next day. We’ll even send you a four hour approximate delivery window when possible.

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4 Ways to Deliver the Perfect Valentine’s Day
UPS Valentine's Day Shipping

Wait, it’s February 1st already? You know what that means: Valentine’s Day is just two short weeks away. Time to start planning the perfect day for your sweetheart: beautiful flowers, a decadent lobster dinner, tasty sweets, and hey, maybe even a little something that sparkles.

Today, Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world with a variety of different customs and traditions. In the United States, it’s one of the biggest gift-giving days of the year. According to this survey from the National Retail Federation, consumers are expected to spend $18.6 billion in 2013. And more than one-quarter of folks will shop online. That’s a lot of love to go around!

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Law Firms: 3 Ways to Stay Competitive (Video)
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As the Administrative Services Manager for Alston & Bird, I support our nine office locations in the areas of purchasing, quality control, document production, travel, and courier services. We ship out hundreds of packages of legal documents on a daily basis pertaining to corporate, medical, contracts, and briefs. And all of those documents are critical – we have to ensure that they are delivered to the right person and the right place at the right time. No surprises.

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Tame Your To-Do List: Get Help from Our Logistics Check-up
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My to-do list is massive.

See, I keep a list to the left of my computer and update it throughout the day. Forensic evidence shows that I add more items than I cross out. Boo.

Some days it seems all I’m doing is putting out fires—taking care of mini-projects that pop-up and scream for attention. And while those things are important, they can really distract from the greater focus of my job.

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