July 11, 2011, 1:37 PM

Shipments via UPS Mail Innovations Now Can Be Tracked on UPS.com

UPS Mail Innovations manages the pick-up, processing and sorting of companies' outbound flat mail pieces, bound printed matter and parcels weighing less than one pound.

UPS Mail Innovations, the business mail services unit of UPS (NYSE: UPS), today announced that tracking information for its shipments now is available on UPS.com, providing recipients an easy way to track the progress of their packages and mail pieces.

UPS Mail Innovations manages the pick-up, processing and sorting of companies' outbound flat mail pieces, bound printed matter and parcels weighing less than one pound such as books, CDs, catalogs and small products. UPS Mail Innovations weighs and sorts the mail pieces and applies the postage before delivering the pieces to the U.S.Postal Service (USPS) for final delivery.

The new UPS Mail Innovations tracking capabilities on UPS.com provides tracking information for the mail pieces from the time they are picked up for processing to the point at which UPS Mail Innovations tenders the pieces to the USPS for final delivery. There is no fee for this tracking capability. Delivery confirmation information is available to customers who select it.

"This enhancement to UPS Mail Innovations' portfolio of services enables our customers to provide increased visibility into shipments as they make their way to recipients," said John Walsh, vice president of sales and marketing, UPS Mail Innovations. "UPS.com provides an easy-to-use platform for recipients to check on the status of their shipments, further expanding UPS's overall logistics capabilities."

UPS.com receives approximately 26.2 million tracking requests per day.

UPS Mail Innovations, a subsidiary of UPS, is a work-share partner with multiple global postal authorities, including the USPS. Helping companies more efficiently and effectively manage their outbound mail while pursuing maximum postage savings, UPS Mail Innovations is an important component of UPS's expanding portfolio of logistics services. For more information, visit upsmailinnovations.com.

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