Protection for your supply chain and your bottom line.
At UPS Capital, a subsidiary of UPS®, we offer innovative supply chain solutions that not only help protect your finances, but manage the increasing risks of today's global supply chains.
Give your customers the opportunity to protect their packages beyond the automatic protection provided by UPS. When they trust you with their packages, UPS Customized Declared Value can provide them with additional peace of mind.
Peace of Mind that goes beyond the standards.
The great thing about shipping with UPS® is that if your package is worth 85 € or less, you automatically benefit from a right to recover against loss or damage subject to the UPS terms and conditions of the tariff. But, what if you’re shipping high-value items like electronics or pharmaceuticals? With UPS Customized Declared Value, you can get an extra level of liability for your high-value, time-sensitive, perishable or hard-to-value items, with contractual liability up to $50,000 USD per package or $250,000 per shipment. You can even recover costs related to delayed shipments, such as reconstructing documents or penalties due to late delivery.
Choose from two types of liability recovery:
- Standard—Recovery for loss or damage to goods in transit up to your selling price
- Expanded—Recovery for delays in transit for time-sensitive or perishable items and documents
Most standard carrier liability programmes are generally more expensive and only cover the replacement costs and not the retail sales price. Our customisable and affordable options provide a stable cash flow by supporting your business through the unique risks, situations and challenges that come with transporting highly sensitive goods.
Keep capital invested in maintaining inventory and market share rather than tied up in administrative costs with no upfront fees or deposits. When you’re ready to ship, you can use your current UPS shipping software to choose which shipments you want to benefit from an extra level of liability and how much to declare them for, then pay as you go. Your UPS Customized Declared Value charges will appear right on your regular UPS bill.
Worry less with our industry first solution that pairs a sophisticated monitoring engine with a team of dedicated logistics experts ready to take action to help ensure delivery of your critical shipments. If an unavoidable delay is identified, automatic protection kicks in to protect you against the unforeseen costs of expedited delivery and recovery procedures. Or, if your package is damaged or lost, you are also financially protected up to your selling price.
Make unpredictable supply chain disruptions more manageable.
What happens if a high-value shipment of vaccines is at risk for a temperature excursion? 2 degrees Celsius is all it takes to compromise the product, leading to reduced profitability. That’s why our industry first solution pairs a sophisticated monitoring engine with a team of dedicated logistics experts to anticipate problems, intervene and take corrective action long before you realise the shipment is going to be late or lost—all for one flat fee per package. Can your standard transportation carrier do all that?
As your end-to-end partner, we’ll help you mitigate the expense of product loss, improve your customers' experience and protect your brand’s reputation.
Plan for potential issues with proven solutions.
When shipments move through the UPS network, we have higher, continuous visibility of the supply chain, allowing us to monitor every step of its journey 24/7/365. If a risk is identified, or if a shipment cannot be delivered as scheduled, we’ll respond to near real-time alerts with proactive measures based on your predefined instructions. Our dedicated logistics experts are prepared to:
- Attempt a same-day redelivery if the first attempt is unsuccessful
- Re-route your shipment to an alternate address
- Return a shipment to the shipper before the first delivery attempt
- Hold a shipment at Will Call for pickup by the receiver
- Deliver on Saturday so that your shipment isn't held over the weekend
- Refrigerate or replenish dry ice for temperature-sensitive shipments
Get automatic protection for unforeseen costs.
You’re protected from the additional costs of recovery procedures including expediting packages, refrigerating or replenishing dry ice for temperature-sensitive shipments, upgrading delayed critical shipments with next flight or same-day delivery—with no extra fees or claim-filing processes. Plus, protection includes damages or losses caused by weather delays or mechanical issues, typically not covered with standard carrier liability. In the unlikely event that a delivery is missed, the amount up to the sales price is reimbursed.
It weathered months in the elements. Then it was crushed, fermented, aged, bottled, and lovingly watched over for years as it came to maturity. Now it’s time to show the same level of care by protecting your wine with UPS Customized Declared Value for Wine.
For one competitive rate, UPS will ship your wine and protect it against breakage, cork push and seepage—you’re automatically covered for up to 500 € in loss, with claims typically paid within 8-10 days. For higher value shipments you have the option of adding more protection—up to the full retail cost.
UPS can also help with the packaging to ensure your wine gets there safely. Choose from our list of pre-approved packaging vendors, or turn to an experienced UPS packaging consultant—and start shipping your wine without the worries.
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