UPS expands warehouse services to meet e-commerce demand

UPS (NYSE: UPS) will upgrade its facility services in three North American markets to support the growing e-commerce demand within the retail industry, following a much-maligned miss in delivering packages during the 2013 holiday season. 

"These expansions are part of UPS's continued commitment to meet the needs of our customers," said Stephen Hydrick, UPS VP of North American distribution. "As they launch new products and experience seasonal spikes in volume, they must have the flexibility to scale up and down. These investments give customers that flexibility, and it's vital to their success."

The expansion adds nearly 478,000 sq. ft. to UPS's global supply chain solutions network, which now includes 528 facilities and nearly 31 million sq. ft. Services and capabilities offered at UPS supply chain facilities include: warehousing and fulfillment; inventory, transportation and returns management; custom kitting and packaging; and store-ready displays. Story