UPS has announced that on Jan. 1, 2020, it will begin offering customers pickup and delivery services seven days a week.
UPS will expand its current Saturday pickup and delivery services for both residential and business locations and add new Sunday pickup and delivery options. The expanded services will allow shippers to reach consumers faster with products ordered over the weekend.
“We will leverage the combination of the UPS Network, UPS Access Point locations and SurePost in collaboration with the United States Postal Service to efficiently provide these exciting new capabilities,” said Kevin Warren, UPS chief marketing officer. “Building on an expanded relationship with the Postal Service to help deliver seven day service to our customers makes good business sense.”
The company also announced that it is adding 10 million pounds of additional air-lift capacity and the company stated that it has significantly increased its market share in the next-day air package market in the last several months.
UPS previously announced investments in its airline network to help provide flexibility for growth as customer expectations shift toward faster delivery times. UPS has already taken delivery of 18 of 44 new aircraft previously announced and will receive the remainder by 2022. In 2019, UPS will receive 11 aircraft, the most in any year of the current aircraft expansion program.