ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As UPS® (NYSE: UPS) ramps up for its 107th holiday season, the company will launch several initiatives to help customers and small businesses enjoy the magic of the season. Beginning on November 23, 2013, customers will have the ability to connect with UPS through social media to share special holiday moments, learn tips for surviving the holiday season, engage with retail partners, give back to the community and of course, ship with ease and peace of mind.
- Percy Jackson and The Sea of Monsters: A Very Special UPS Delivery
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and UPS have joined forces to deliver a world full of fantasy, action and hope for kids of all ages this season tied to the upcoming December 17 Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD release of Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. To celebrate the release, UPS and Fox will bring the healing powers of the Golden Fleece to life by co-hosting a special media event with families and kids on December 16 at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. To reveal the Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Blu-ray and DVD release, Fox Home Entertainment is kicking-off Project Linus’ February 15, 2014, National Make a Blanket Day campaign at this special event. Customers can follow and participate in the UPS Percy Jackson conversation online using #PercyHeroes and #UPSHappy. For more information, please visit www.percyjacksonthemovie.com.
- UPS Delivers Holiday Gifts with Pinterest ‘Pin It To Win It’ Promotion
UPS wants customers to display to the world what they really want this holiday by creating a Pinterest board titled “UPS Delivers Holiday Gifts” and pinning your favorite holiday wish list images. Include the hashtag #UPSHappy and #NotABox to be entered to win prizes from Wayfair.com, Rent the Runway, OnlineShoes.com, eBags, and other retailers. To learn more about the promotion, please visit pressroom.ups.com/pinittowinit.
- UPS Infographics For Real Life: Tips for Surviving the Holiday Season
UPS is helping customers handle this year’s holiday season through a series of infographics offering tips and solutions. Read and share these visual tips on everything from how to wrap presents and ship critical cargo, like Grandma's cookies, as well as best practices for handling returns. Infographics for Real Life will be released on UPS’s Facebook, Twitter and Google+ channels throughout the season.
- Send with Love: UPS Online Shipping Discounts for Small Business
UPS understands that during the holidays small businesses are not shipping boxes, they are shipping promises to their customers. To support small businesses, the company is offering online shipping discounts for up to 16% off air and international, and up to 8% off of ground services. Now, businesses can enjoy the convenience and quality of UPS and fulfill holiday wish lists. For more information on shipping discounts for small businesses, please visit www.ups.com/myaccount.
- Focus on What Matters Most: UPS My Choice® App For Delivery Control and Safety
For receiving the gifts that matter most, UPS also invites customers to join nearly six million others who’ve registered for UPS My Choice® service to help make deliveries hassle-free. Customers can receive alerts to their mobile device or through the UPS My Choice® Facebook app to track packages online and re-route deliveries. Between now and January 14, customers who sign up for the My Choice® Facebook app will be automatically entered to win prizes such as tickets to your favorite sports game or concert, or a free vacation. Please visit http://www.ups.com/mychoice/ to register.
- Packing and Shipping Expertise from The UPS Store
The holidays are hectic enough and the last thing customers should have to worry about is whether or not their precious holiday gifts arrive in one piece. With over 4,300 locally owned and operated locations, The UPS Store® can help shoppers across the country pack and ship all types of holiday gifts - from fragile glass ornaments to surfboards and golf clubs, and even help you send your luggage ahead of time. Additionally, the store offers peace of mind – with the Pack and Ship Guarantee®.* Please visit www.theupsstore.com for your nearest location.
And, customers are asked to share all of their happy holiday moments of this season via social media by posting their unboxing, delivery or shipping videos, pictures and stories to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+ using the hashtag #UPSHappy and #NotABox.
“For more than 100 years, businesses and customers have relied on UPS to deliver holiday packages around the world,” said Alan Gershenhorn, chief sales, marketing and strategy officer. “This year, we are encouraging customers to share how logistics makes for a memorable holiday experience, how it helps them handle the frenzy of the season, and allows them to focus on the things that matter most.”
* If a participating location packs your item and ships it via UPS, and that item is damaged or lost in transit, the Pack & Ship guarantee will reimburse you for the item’s value, replacement or repair cost per the item’s UPS Tariff/Terms and Conditions of Service; the full retail price you paid for packaging materials and service; and your cost for shipping (excluding Declared Value charges). For more information, visit theupsstore.com/pack-ship.
MEDIA NOTE: For holiday shipping information, tips and solutions visit the UPS holiday season media resource site - pressroom.ups.com/holiday.
BROADCAST NOTE: B-roll video footage specific to Peak Season is available for download here.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at UPS.com and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.