Mother's Day Kicks Off May For UPS Small Business Customers

ATLANTA, May 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) is partneringwith some of its small business customers to share their storiesand support the growth of their businesses for Mother's Day andSmall Business Week. Accounting for roughly 46 percent of theprivate gross domestic product (GDP) 1, small businessesare strong drivers of the U.S. economy, and UPS is committed tosupporting this growing community.

Small Business Daily Deals-Mother's Day

UPS is partnering with four small business customers to offerconsumers special deals this Mother's Day. These special offerswill be shared on UPS's official social channels @UPS and Facebook the week of May5.  
  • Golden Edibles isoffering 50% off Caramel Sea Salt, Belgian Chocolate-DippedOreo® cookies for $24.95 with free shipping using promocode UPS
  • dcuisine.com is bringingmaster chef-created meals to mom with 15% off using promo codeUPS33
  • Get customizable gifts at Kyle Design and receive the firstengraving line free-just mention #UPSSmallBiz in the ordernotes
  • Fragrances are 20% off at FragranceShop.com using promocode UPS22

Kindrunner.comIs Good for the Sole

Small businesses have diverse needs, and UPS is capable ofmeeting all kinds of challenges to help them achieve their goals. UPS customer Kindrunner.com is one such example as they aremore than an e-tailer for runners.

Founder Mike Conforti wanted to create a socially- andenvironmentally-conscious online business. Conforti motivates hiscustomers to return their used running shoes that he then donatesto charitable organizations. He uses UPS's carbon neutral shipping to minimize the impact hisshipments have on the environment--all without sacrificing hiscommitment to excellent customer service, a critical part ofrunning a sustainable business.

UPS Helps Small Businesses Get Ready toGrow

Businesses of all sizes have access to UPS expertise andresources. Many startups begin as a company of one, and handlingeverything alone can be overwhelming. UPS created UPS CONNECT to connectentrepreneurs to the right tools and resources for their specificneeds.

"UPS CONNECT is a new, free program created with startups andentrepreneurs in mind," said Andrew Chang, UPS small businessdirector. "We have listened to what our small business customerswant and are providing free access to dedicated resources andexpertise, consulting support, exclusive offers, and internet toolsto save them valuable time."

UPS CONNECT helps entrepreneurs accelerate their growth and bysaving them time and money, it allows them to focus their resourceson the things that will move their business forward, likeinnovation, sales and customer service. UPS is committed tosupporting startups and entrepreneurs year-round. Access to theright resources is critical, whether an owner visits one of morethan 4,400 The UPSStore® locally owned locations or needs expertiseavailable through UPS CONNECT to address more sophisticated supplychain needs.

About UPS Small Business

UPS ® (NYSE:UPS) believes small businesses have bigideas, huge potential and limited resources--and that logistics canhelp those resources go further. UPS CONNECT puts entrepreneurs intouch with tools and expert advice to help simplify operations. UPSCapital ® helps small businesses improve cash flow. Andwith free shipping and tracking technologies onups.com ®, five pickup options, more than 54,000locations to drop off shipments and more than 4,400 The UPSStore ® locations with value-added business services, UPSoffers much-needed convenience. For more information on how UPSserves small business, visit ups.com/startups. To get UPS newsdirect, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS

About UPS

UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering abroad range of solutions including the transportation of packagesand freight; the facilitation of international trade, and thedeployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage theworld of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be foundon the Web at ups.com and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get UPS newsdirect, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

About The UPS Store

With more than 4,400 locations, The UPS Store networkcomprises the nation's largest franchise system of retail shipping,postal, print and business service centers. The UPS Store locationsin the U.S. are independently owned and operated by licensedfranchisees of The UPS Store, Inc., a subsidiary of UPS. Services,pricing and hours of operation may vary by location. For additionalinformation on The UPS Store, visit www.theupsstore.com

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1 U.S. Census Bureau (2009) http://www.sba.gov/advocacy/7540/42371(Small Business Association)

CONTACT: Emily Phelps			         emilyphelps@ups.com                                              404-828-6091

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