What Does UPS Stand For?


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"UPS" stands for "United Parcel Service." UPS is a multi-billion dollar corporation that focuses on improving commerce throughout the world. UPS is the world's largest package delivery company.

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United Parcel Service began in 1907 as a messenger company within the United States. Over the years, it has increased its offerings to include specialized transportation and logistics services throughout the world to more than 200 countries and territories.

United Parcel Service became a publicly traded company in 1999 and has acquired over 40 companies in an effort to increase the scope of its business offerings to include customs brokerage, finance and international trade as well as retail and business services.

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