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UPS has incorporated its paperless invoicing service into the UPS Shipping Tool, an application program interface (API) that allows for integration of the tool into customers' own websites and internal applications. The UPS Paperless Invoice and international UPS Returns features were introduced by the company in January. Since that time, customers with shipments originating in more than 30 countries have processed hundreds of thousands of paperless shipments, UPS claimed. The free service allows for the integration of order processing, shipment preparation and commercial invoice data. It then transmits that data to customs offices around the world electronically. As a result, UPS said, customers reduce the chance of making manual errors while filling out customs documentation. The paperless technology aids companies who manage shipments to 98 countries and territories via systems such as UPS WorldShip, CampusShip and Internet Shipping. In another company development, UPS Freight has expanded its on-time delivery guarantee to shipments moving in both directions across the U.S.-Canada border. The company introduced the guarantee in the U.S. in January. The extended offering, provided at no additional cost, applies to direct shipments between the 48 contiguous United States and points served by UPS Freight centers in Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Moncton, Toronto, Vancouver, Windsor and Winnipeg. Effective June 30, the guarantee is available for less-than-truckload customers on both sides of the border who ship using the current UPS Freight UPGF525 tariff. Under the service, customers can request a waiver of their freight charges if their shipments fail to arrive as scheduled.
Paperless Invoicing: http://www.ups.com
Guarantee in Canada: http://www.pressroom.ups.com
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