UPS Goes Global with Web-based Shipping Solution

Expands CampusShip offering to 24 countries and territories

Expands CampusShip offering to 24 countries and territories

Atlanta  February 18, 2004  UPS CampusShip, a Web-based solution that provides shipping services in the United States and Puerto Rico, now is available in an additional 22 countries and territories and 16 languages.

UPS said that with CampusShip, employees in different locations can process and prepare shipping labels from their own computers while company decision-makers keep tabs on the entire process with centralized control and visibility. Corporate managers can establish company or department shipping guidelines, track shipping costs by department or location and produce reports on usage.

More than 7,500 businesses currently use UPS CampusShip, which was introduced in 2002. UPS said that it has seen shipping volume and revenue generated by the solution almost triple from the fourth quarter of 2002 to the fourth quarter of 2003.

Businesses using UPS CampusShip include retail and service industries such as financial, insurance, real estate and legal. Retail companies with dispersed locations use CampusShip to control, streamline and manage shipments between stores, according to UPS.

"With our expansion of CampusShip around the world, multi-national businesses, as well as companies with a single country focus, can easily allocate costs and maintain centralized control," said Kurt Kuehn, UPS senior vice president for worldwide sales and marketing. "This creates a more streamlined business process and better management of operating expenses regardless of where the system's users are located."

One CampusShip customer is BSI Inspectorate, a U.S.-based laboratory services company that uses CampusShip to allocate costs and to process shipments of samples and reports between its field locations and laboratory.

"CampusShip gives BSI the ability to control shipping service levels and to easily create customs documentation," said Doug Hensen, a lab manager at BSI. "In addition, we can attach internal reference numbers to the shipment that help us track laboratory samples."

BSI uses CampusShip to process U.S. origin shipments and recently implemented the product in Brazil and Mexico.

BeckerComPlan, a German-based office supply distributor, recently implemented CampusShip in nine locations to gain visibility and control for shipments sent directly from their suppliers to BeckerComPlan customers. Prior to CampusShip, the company used paper forms for these shipments. UPS says that CampusShip has cut BeckerComPlan's shipment processing time in half. In addition, BeckerComPlan benefits from improved cost allocation, and the visibility allows BeckercomPlan to provide better customer service, according to UPS.

CampusShip now is available in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and the United States.