UPS announced an application for BlackBerry devices that not only ships and tracks packages but also finds the nearest UPS location. Available for free downloading at www.blackberry.com/appworld, the new UPS Mobile Appfor BlackBerry enables users to track shipments, create shipments using the My UPS address book, calculate shipping rates and time-in-transit, and then find the nearest UPS location.
“The UPS Mobile App for BlackBerry is a first-to-market solution for on-the-go professionals that’s arriving just in time for the busy holiday shipping season,” says Jordan Colletta, vice president of customer technology marketing at Atlanta-based UPS.
Developed exclusively for use on BlackBerry smartphones, the new UPS Mobile App doesn’t require log-in for tracking. But when logged in, the application shows a history of tracked shipments and automatically refreshes when the application is opened. UPS tracking numbers also can be nicknamed for quick reference.
BlackBerry users can use their smartphones to access their My UPS Address Book and Preferences and create shipping labels, which can be e-mailed in a PDF file for printout. Once the label is printed, customers can use the application’s “find locations” feature to find a UPS drop-off location easily.
The UPS Mobile App supports the BlackBerry Storm, BlackBerry Bold, BlackBerry Tour and the BlackBerry Curve 8900. For more information on the new application, go to www.ups.com/blackberry.