In a second expansion in nine months, UPS has enhanced its coverage area for early morning deliveries.

For the 8 a.m. delivery option, the enhancement has allowed UPS to deliver to more ZIP codes and more businesses. UPS also increased the number of ZIP codes it serves by 10:30 a.m. with its regular express service.

The latest U.S. coverage expansion involved more than 2,600 Early A.M. and Next Day Air ZIP codes. More than 80% of all U.S. businesses now can receive guaranteed early morning UPS deliveries.

"Customers tell us every second counts," says Alan Gershenhorn, UPS's chief sales and marketing officer. "Take healthcare laboratories, for example. Every package represents a patient and getting results back faster is critical. Earlier deliveries can be the customer experience difference, and they provide all companies a real competitive advantage."

Other types of business benefitting from earlier urgent deliveries include automotive, industrial manufacturing, high-tech and professional service companies with a need for early-morning delivery of equipment, parts and documents. The larger coverage area provides the most robust lineup of time-of-day delivery choices for these business customers.

A complete list of the UPS Next Day Air Early A.M. ZIP codes with committed delivery times is available at