UPS Launches App For iPhone Users
UPS has introduced a new application for iPhone and iPod touch users that ships and tracks packages and also uses built-in GPS features to find the closest UPS store.
Available at the APP Store, the new UPS Mobile APP for iPhone allows users to track shipments, create shipments using the My UPS address book, calculate shipping rates and time-in-transit.
The free shipping app is part of other UPS tools for Apple users. NRG Software, a UPS partner, has recently added NRGship Mac to its shipping software lineup as a Mac application.
"Apple users are an innovative group of customers who appreciate the capabilities that make the most of their devices," said Jordan Colletta, vice president of customer technology marketing at UPS.
"These new solutions help them take full advantage of the world’s largest package delivery company."
IPhone and iPod touch users can use their devices to access their UPS address book and preferences and create shipping labels, which can be emailed in a PDF file for printout. After printing the label, people can use the app’s "find locations" feature, which uses the built-n GPS to find a UPS location.
The iPhone App does not require login for tracking. When logged, the application shows a history of tracked shipments and automatically refreshes when the app is opened.