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UPS cuts down delivery time of shipments

Customers of UPS within Metro Manila can expect a speedier delivery period than before as the logistics service company enhanced its services.

Deliveries of the UPS’ Worldwide Express shipments to more areas of Metro Manila and Pampanga can now be completed several hours earlier, either by noon or 2 p.m. The improvement in delivery time comes at a time of rapid growth for the e-commerce industry in the Philippines.

“E-commerce is one of the biggest cross-border trade growth opportunities available today, particularly for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB),” said Russell Reed, managing director, UPS Philippines. 

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This is the latest in a series of enhancements by UPS to its services in the Philippines and follows the expansion of the company’s airport hub in Clark to increase package processing capacity. UPS also recently announced the relocation of its Cebu Center nearer to the Mactan-Cebu International Airport to offer customers more flexibility and a widened time window of up to one hour to consolidate export shipments to meet same-day departure. 

Small businesses and intra-Asia trade

“Our own research shows that helping SMBs stay competitive is key to intra-Asia trade achieving its full potential by the end of the decade,” Reed said. “This is why we continue to work to level the playing field by improving and enhancing the services we offer to our customers so that they can manage their inventory more efficiently, process more orders on a daily basis, and reach more of their customers faster than they could before.” 

Results from UPS’s intra-Asia study show that the Philippines’ trade with 11 other leading economies in Asia Pacific (APAC) could more than triple by 2030, with digitalization, e-commerce, and inclusive policies for small businesses all providing growth opportunities. 

Citing a report Google Google, Temasek, and Bain & Co., UPS said the Philippines’ digital economy is expected to reach a gross merchandise value of $35 billion by 2025, up from $20 billion in 2022, and is projected to reach $22 billion by 2025, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 17% between 2022 and 2025. 

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