UPS to offer Saturday delivery and pickup

The United Parcel Service (UPS) has announced that it is now going to offer Saturday ground delivery and Saturday pick up services in a number of US cities. The coverage of the service will be significantly extended in the coming months.

The company said in a statement released earlier this week: “UPS began testing the Saturday delivery program in Atlanta, Philadelphia and Los Angeles in 2016. Further expansion is underway in these cities and broader deployment begins in April to 15 additional metropolitan areas including New York, Chicago and Boston. By November – in time for the holiday shipping season – nearly 4,700 cities and towns are planned to be covered. In 2018, coverage will expand to more than 5,800 cities and towns.”

UPS added: “Saturday ground pickups will enable online retail shippers utilizing a ship-from-store strategy to achieve Monday deliveries for the vast majority of the U.S. population.”

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