MISSISSAUGA, Ont.– UPS has announced enhancements on routes from the U.S. to Canada that will help businesses and online shoppers receive their items purchased from U.S. shippers and retailers one day faster.
To facilitate the growing demand of customers who ship to Canada, UPS said it will enhance its ground network between Chicago and the majority of Quebec and the Maritime provinces. This will have a positive impact to volume that originates from 114 U.S. cities that flow through the UPS Chicago Area Consolidation Hub (CACH) to Montreal, UPS said. Some of the U.S. cities include Albuquerque, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Seattle.
“Many retailers in the U.S. can now get their items to consumers in Quebec one day earlier and without extra costs,” said Bill Seward, U.S. international president, UPS. “Businesses across the Midwest and Western U.S. in all industries can better serve the needs of their Canadian customers by getting their ground shipments delivered one day faster.”
To facilitate growing demand of customers UPS brokers over six million shipments into Canada each year. With 90 per cent of the Canadian population living within 100 miles of the U.S. border, there is an appetite for American-made products. Canadian e-commerce grew by 17 per cent in 2015 and 62 per cent of Canadians already make purchases from American e-tailers.1
UPS capitalizes on this growth and delivers products to Canadian homes and businesses with UPS Standard. Transit times vary by origin and destination from between two and seven business days.
Canada is the United States’ largest trading partner, with 2015 exports reaching nearly $281 billion and imports at $296 billion in goods, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau data.