UPS trials one-hour on-demand print service in Chicago and Dallas

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UPS has launched a new Print on Demand pilot program enabling customers living within a five-mile radius of ‘The UPS Store’ locations in Chicago, Illinois, and Dallas, Texas, to receive select print products within an hour.

The on-demand delivery service is available for select print products, including business cards, presentations, flyers and brochures. To facilitate delivery, The UPS Store is collaborating with Deliv, a same-day delivery company that will provide a web-based solution to schedule and fulfill deliveries. The one-hour print delivery service is the first of its kind and is available at more than 180 The UPS Store locations in the two cities.

David Lee, vice president of product development and print services for The UPS Store, said, “We’re always looking for ways to make our customers’ experience as easy and seamless as possible. Print on Demand is a way for us to better meet the needs of our small business customers by bringing our professional printing services to our customers quickly, wherever they may be.”

In a recent survey conducted by UPS, the majority of small business owners reported that they would benefit from an on-demand delivery service for their print orders. The Print on Demand service enhances The UPS Store product and service offerings by adding a new level of convenience for printing and rapid delivery.

Daphne Carmeli, CEO and founder of Deliv, said, “This is exactly the type of partnership that offers a real benefit to small businesses. We are delighted to work with The UPS Store to disrupt the print business by offering on demand delivery. The fact that The UPS Store is utilizing Deliv as a local, same day delivery partner underscores the effectiveness of our on-demand delivery network.”

January 24, 2017

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