- 22 June 2016
- Transport / Logistics Services
Delivery company UPS has announced that it has implemented a series of enhancements to its ground network that will improve opportunities for customers who wish to export within Europe.
UPS Standard service throughout the continent will be faster. A business shipping from the Netherlands can now have their parcel delivered to Switzerland within two days where previously it took three days.
“While our fastest services will always be our suite of UPS express services, we have shaved up to two days off our transit time for our most economical ground shipping cross border service.” said Nando Cesarone, President, UPS Europe.
“UPS has committed to invest US $2 billion into its European network and infrastructure by 2019. This ground network upgrade is part of that investment and allows our European customers to reach new markets in a faster and more efficient way,” Cesarone continued.
It is widely expected that the European internet economy could grow to 6.6% of Europe’s GDP by 2020, up from 2.2% in 2014. With the massive growth in e-commerce, customers are becoming more empowered than ever.
The UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper Survey 2015 suggested that 58% of online shoppers will abandon their cart if they believe that the delivery time is too lengthy. 43% of customers have said that they would not shop with a business again if a delivery was late.
The new UPS Standard service across Europe will tackle these issues and improve customer satisfaction.
Small businesses in Europe can take advantage of the benefits of exporting. The company’s European SME Exporting Insights survey of over 10,000 SMEs, companies that export have an edge over those that only focus on business within their borders.
“UPS has been helping to reliably connect European businesses of all sizes to the world for almost 40 years”, said Cesarone. “These latest enhancements are further proof of our long-standing commitment to providing the high quality of service UPS is known for.”