UPS rolls out guaranteed cross-border service to Mexico

UPS this week rolled out a new service that offers shippers a guaranteed economical option for ground package delivery south of the U.S. border.

By ·

UPS this week rolled out a new service that offers shippers a guaranteed economical option for ground package delivery south of the U.S. border.

The offering, UPS Standard, said UPS, is the only one of its kind that offers shippers guaranteed door-to-door, small package ground service to Mexico and is available from more than 4,300 The UPS Store locations in the U.S. and also by scheduling a pickup through UPS, the company said.
“We listened to our customer’s needs – customers wanted a less urgent, more economical alternative to freight, and UPS Standard to Mexico offers just that, with day definite, ground, small package imports and exports to Mexico,” a UPS spokesperson told LM.

The company said UPS Standard to Mexico is comprised of:
-door to door delivery in 4–8 business days;
-money-back guarantee for on-time delivery;
-routine customs clearance at no additional charge; and
-end-to-end visibility and pro-active notifications

Citing data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, UPS noted that U.S.-Mexico trade has risen 113 percent over the last ten years, with more than $1.35 billion in cross-border commerce occurring on a daily basis.

The UPS spokesperson explained that before in the past customers had to rely on freight, which were subjected to freight minimums, regardless of the size and weight of the package.  And with this offering the spokesperson said that customers now have door to door visibility into their with a money-back guarantee, adding that UPS is the first integrator to offer ground so customers do not have to opt for freight if it is not applicable or desirable.

“Mexico is an extremely important market for UPS and our customers,” said Romaine Seguin, president of UPS Americas Region, in a statement. “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.”


About the Author

Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. Contact Jeff Berman

Subscribe to Logistics Management Magazine!

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Article Topics

Mexico · UPS · All Topics
Latest Whitepaper
The View from the New “Single Window”
The single window, officially known as the "International Trade Data System," operates via the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency's Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) platform, and serves as a single point of contact for all trade filings.
Download Today!
From the March 2017 Issue
WMS vendors are stepping up to the plate and developing functionalities and solutions that meet the complex needs of today’s companies. Our top analysts take a peek into these developments and discuss the DC of the future and the software that will support it.
5 Supply Chain Trends Happening Now
2017 Warehouse/DC Equipment Survey: Investment up as service pressures rise
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
Latest Webcast
2017 Trucking Regulations & Infrastructure Update
In this session our panel brings shippers up to date on the state of transportation regulations. Discussion will revolve around regulatory reform, aspects of the federal highway bill and what the transportation landscape looks like in the early days of the Trump administration.
Register Today!
EDITORS' PICKS
LM Exclusive: Major Modes Join E-commerce Mix
While last mile carriers receive much of the attention, the traditional modal heavyweights are in...
ASEAN Logistics: Building Collectively
While most of the world withdraws inward, Southeast Asia is practicing effective cooperation between...

2017 Rate Outlook: Will the pieces fall into place?
Trade and transport analysts see a turnaround in last year’s negative market outlook, but as...
Logistics Management’s Top Logistics News Stories 2016
From mergers and acquisitions to regulation changes, Logistics Management has compiled the most...