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UPS launches new tech enhancements for importers, exporters


MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — UPS has made recent enhancements to several technology tools designed to give exporters and importers more control over their UPS shipments.

The technology enhancements, which took effect on July 12, include:

-UPS Import Control, a new functionality that enables an importer to process an import shipment through their UPS shipping system, specifically UPS CampusShip or UPS Internet Shipping on UPS.com.

-UPS Billing Centre, a no-charge service and an eco-friendly alternative to a paper invoice that allows UPS customers have secure access to their UPS invoices with easy payment options online.

-UPS CampusShip joins UPS shipping systems, UPS WorldShip and UPS Internet Shipping, in processing air freight shipments in addition to less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipments, providing the same easy-to-use interface for both small package and LTL freight shippers.

-UPS.com provides self-enrolment in UPS Paperless Invoice, which allows small package shipments to clear customs in 92 countries using electronic data instead of error-prone paper commercial invoices.

“Businesses of all sizes count on UPS to bridge the distance between their suppliers and their customers,” said Wayne Bosch, vice-president of customer solutions at UPS Canada.  “Technology is the key to helping shippers, particularly exporters and importers, streamline their global supply chains.”