UPS adding Ky. counties for next-day service
UPS announced Monday that it would expand its next-day air service by another 12,680 ZIP codes to create an earlier guaranteed delivery option for customers where only end-of-day guarantees were offered.
But while the Louisville area already has the service due to its proximity to Worldport, a large swath of Kentucky will benefit, spokesman Mike Mangeot said in an email.
More than 300 Kentucky communities in outlying areas, from Pike County in the east to Graves County in the west, Mangeot said.
Under the expansion, UPS Next Day Air Early service will reach 98 percent of businesses nationwide, up from 94 percent. UPS expanded the guaranteed service in two phases, the first phase in November 2015 and again this month. Saturday service is also available to certain destinations.
“Already we’ve seen manufacturers, healthcare companies and professional services, such as financial firms, respond to the expansion,” Alan Gershenhorn, executive vice president and chief commercial officer said in a statement. “Getting a package by noon or 2 p.m. has proven to be attractive. For example, businesses use those additional hours to process documents faster, or to turn inventory or lab specimens around quicker.”
For details on the service guarantee and committed delivery times, visit ups.com/early.
By Grace Schneider