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UPS Introduces Simple Rate – New Flat Rate Shipping Option in The U.S.

Just in time for the holiday shipping rush, UPS is launching UPS Simple Rate, a predictable flat rate shipping option designed to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) streamline and simplify their outbound processes.

“UPS responds to our customers’ need for more convenience, choice and control. Simple Rate helps small businesses take the guesswork out of shipping by providing simple, fast and transparent flat rates nationwide with guaranteed on-time delivery and no special packaging required.”

Kevin Warren, chief marketing officer at UPS

From Ground to Air – New UPS Simple Rate Options

UPS Simple Rate enables SMBs to ship by UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 3 Day Select and UPS Ground services anywhere in the U.S. for a flat rate.

It offers larger size options than what is in the marketplace today and customers do not need to enter package weight and dimensions or look up shipping zones when using UPS Simple Rate.

SMBs can accurately predict their shipping costs and bill their customers without incurring unexpected fees.

With UPS Simple Rate, SMBs and consumers can also use their own boxes and packaging sized to fit their products and enhance the brand experience

Shippers needing greater flexibility in box sizes and options can buy boxes at The UPS Store locations or other retail outlets.

UPS Customer Technology Program (CTP) customers can order UPS Simple Rate branded boxes through the CTP program site.

UPS customers will continue to enjoy fast transit times, guaranteed delivery, convenient pickup options and more than 50,000 drop-off locations offered by UPS.

UPS Simple Rate is available in the U.S. 50 states, with separate rates for Alaska and Hawaii. The rates are backed by UPS’s service guarantee, reliability, and tracking.

Customers can ship their UPS Simple Rate packages by scheduling a pickup, dropping it at one of UPS’s convenient drop off options such as The UPS Store, UPS Access Point locations, Customer Counter, Drop Box or handing it to a UPS Driver.

UPS Simple Rate plans start at $8.10 and more information about this new option from UPS is available here.

What do you think about UPS’s new flat-rate offering? Can it compete with USPS Flat Rate Priority Mail?

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  1. for my business I find ALL the flat rate boxes – usps or this minimum UPS price too high. Unless you are shipping rocks. With Ebay for instance, I get a discount on USPS rates AND free tracking with first class for items under l pound. I sell clothing. Unless it is a suit or a huge sweater over a pound — then I use USPS Priority because I can not SQUEEZE it into those super small Flat rate small or medium boxes. IF the UPS lowest rate box is large enough for a suit, coat or sweater it would not work for me.

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