UPS Canada launches national offer to help small business compete
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - After a year of fiscal uncertainty
and economic volatility, small business owners from coast-to-coast are
looking to 2013 with a strong sense of optimism.
According to a recent survey commissioned by UPS Canada and conducted by
Leger Marketing, 60 per cent of business owners believe that they will
see an increase in revenue in 2013 when compared to 2012. Additionally,
nearly 60 per cent expect to see at least moderate growth in Canada's
economy. This optimism has sparked a renewed sense of interest in
business investment on behalf of Canadian small businesses.
"It is quite clear that small businesses in Canada are optimistic about
2013 but what's most encouraging is that business owners seem to be
adopting a renewed sense of interest in terms of investing in their
business," said Paul Gaspar, small business director, UPS Canada. "This
is quite positive, not only for small businesses in Canada, but also
for the economy as a whole. The choice to invest in the future is a
clear sign that confidence is building amongst Canadian business owners
and many are already on their way."
As a result, many owners are taking the time to review and reconsider
services and suppliers as well as seek out strategic advice and
support. The survey found that one in four businesses would welcome
support and advice related to infrastructure, shipping and logistics in
order to increase business success. Additionally, the survey found that
when searching for a new service or supplier, small businesses consider
value and reputation, in addition to cost, to be the most important
criteria for consideration.
"Before UPS it was difficult to manage our inbound shipments from
Vancouver, we had very limited visibility," says Bonnie Sucee, owner,
SL Graphics. "Now with my small business account I fill in the
electronic shipping label, email it to our vendor and schedule the
pickup. We have complete visibility and the flexibility to choose the
service that meets our time requirements. It's so simple and more
importantly, it allows us to better serve our customers."
Since beginning operations in Canada in 1975, small businesses from
coast-to-coast have worked with UPS to reach new customers, grow sales,
implement efficiencies and improve customer experience. In an effort
to help them stay competitive, UPS Canada announced today it will be
launching a new offer dedicated to small business. Customers can sign
up online for an account and UPS Small Business Ambassadors will work
with them to understand their business needs, offer tailored solutions
and discuss the necessary start up steps.
"We want to make it as easy as possible for small business owners to
access solutions for the inherent challenges they face," said Gaspar.
"Beyond the offer, our goal is to provide our expertise in an effort to
help small businesses improve productivity and reduce costs."
For more information on the offer, services available to small business
and to review terms and conditions, go to: http://www.ups.com/mybusiness
UPS (NYSE:UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range
of solutions for the transportation of packages and freight, including
innovative delivery options for the global consumer market; 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
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SOURCE: UPS Canada Ltd.