There’s a good chance you at least get one package delivered from UPS each year. Of course, if you’re like me, you may get at least one package a week. Regardless, you know UPS their big brown trucks and their quick service. You may even appreciate the fact that UPS does everything it can to keep its price down. This means that you not only get a package quickly, but you also get that quick service at a great price. If you frequently get packages delivered by this company, you may also enjoy these fun facts.
Fun Facts about UPS #1: UPS Stands For…….
Many people never stop to think what UPS stands for. The fact is UPS actually stands for United Parcel Service. The word “United” reminded customers that even though there were several locations, they were all part of the same company. The word “Parcel” told customers what the company did and the word “Service” told customers what the company offered.
Fun Facts about UPS #2: A $100 Dream
In 1907, James E. Casey started the company that would eventually become UPS. He did so after borrowing $100 from one of his friends. Another fun fact is that the first name for his company was American Messenger Company.
Fun Facts about UPS #3: Began in a Seattle Basement
Mr. Casey started his business in a Seattle basement. Another fun fact is that there were several other package delivering services in Seattle and Mr. Casey had actually worked for many of them. Little did he know that $100 would turn into one of the biggest delivery services in the world.
Fun Facts about UPS #4: Almost Half a Million Employees
This company currently has around half a million employees. UPS offers jobs in several different categories, but many people start out packing the trucks for delivery. But, the main reason many people work for this company is to become a driver.
Fun Facts about UPS #5: Unbelievable Wages
Another fun and interesting fact is that UPS pays its employees very well. The next time you feel sorry for UPS drivers, who have to work long hours during the holiday season, consider this fact. The average pay for a driver is $75,000. This company pays its pilots even more. The average pilot makes $200,000 a year.
Fun Facts about UPS #6: Delivering to 200 Countries
This company delivers to 200 countries. That’s quite impressive, especially when you consider how fast UPS is able to deliver packages to other countries. UPS can deliver packages to other countries within 1 to 3 days, while it may take weeks through the Post Office.
Fun Facts about UPS #7: 14 Million Packages a Day
This company delivers 14 million packages each day. Another fun fact is that UPS is now more customer-friendly. In 2001, the company purchased Mail Boxes, Etc. Now UPS is able to not only deliver your packages quickly, but they’ll also package your products safely.
Fun Facts about UPS #8: 100 Years Old
In 2007, this company turned 100. Many people can’t even imagine what the world would be like without this shipping company. For many people, including myself, UPS is the only company to trust to get packages delivered on time.