UPS exports mobile apps to international markets

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Updated Dec 3, 2010

UPS announced that it is extending its UPS Mobile Apps and mobile website to customers in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Canada. The website and native smartphone applications are designed to enable customers to ship and track packages as well as find the nearest UPS location.

“Exporting UPS mobile technology to customers in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Canada is a key component of our mobile strategy to make UPS available anytime, anywhere,” says Jordan Colletta, vice president of customer technology marketing at UPS. “Accessibility is vital to customers and our mobile offerings extend UPS capabilities to busy on-the-go professionals and consumers who desire immediate mobile access to UPS.”

The mobile website, m.ups.com, and the UPS Mobile Apps for Android, BlackBerry and iPhone are designed to enable users to track shipments, create shipments using the My UPS address book and calculate shipping rates and time-in-transit. No log-in is required for tracking on m.ups.com and the UPS Mobile Apps, but when customers are logged in, tracking history is displayed and is refreshed automatically. UPS tracking numbers also can be nicknamed for quick reference.

Customers can use their smartphones to access their My UPS Address Book and Preferences and create shipping labels for document and nondocument shipments worldwide. Shipping labels can be e-mailed in a PDF file for printout. As an added feature of the UPS Mobile Apps, customers can use their device’s GPS capabilities to find the nearest UPS location.

m.ups.com now is available for customers in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Canada. The updated UPS Mobile App for Android now is available on Android Market in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Canada. The updated UPS Mobile App for BlackBerry now is available on App World in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy and Canada and in January 2011 in France.