United Parcel Service Inc. on July 13 introduced a ground shipping option for businesses sending small packages from Mexico to the U.S.

The Atlanta-based package delivery company previously offered express and deferred shipment options in Mexico, but the new ground option, known as UPS Standard, provides a cost-effective alternative for sending “less-urgent packages,” according to a news release.

Offering more flexible transportation options is increasingly important considering the growth in the flow of goods between the two countries, said Grisela Hernandez, UPS country manager for Mexico.

“With 85 percent of Mexico’s total exports bound for the U.S., it’s important to give businesses a range of reliable shipping choices that cover this busy North American trade lane,” Ms. Hernandez said.

Packages shipped using UPS Standard take three to seven days to reach their final destination. UPS also offers a money-back guarantee, tracking and free pick-up service.

UPS has operated in Mexico for 20 years. The company now has 70 operating centers and employs 2,000 people throughout the country.

Visit www.ups.com for more information.  

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