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New Express Shipping Services
July 15, 2008, Volume 55, No. 1

July 1 marked the beginning of Penn’s new exclusive contract with UPS for outbound express shipping services, as well as the launch of the new online Express Ship Management System. The transition from using other carriers to UPS is expected to be completed by August 31, 2008.

Purchasing Services and UPS will offer group training to faculty and staff:

• 7/16: 9:30-10:30 a.m., Steinberg Hall–Dietrich Hall, rm. 351

• 7/23: 9:30-10:30 a.m., CRB, Austrian Auditorium

• 7/30: 2-3 p.m., Steinberg Hall–Dietrich Hall, Room 351

• 8/6: 2-3 p.m., Towne Building-Heilmeier Hall

• August 13: 2-3 p.m., John Morgan Building, Auditorium

Business/financial administrators and individuals who ship express packages are encouraged to attend training; topics will include the process for adding authorized shippers, systemic hierarchy, reallocation of charges and reporting. To register, visit www.business-services.upenn.edu/mail/index.shtml and click on “Express Ship Training Registration.”

An Express Ship Management System Training Guide and the UPS Express Shipping Quick Reference Guide are at www.upenn.edu/expressmail.

To request a smaller group training session for a school or center, send the request (including the number of people, proposed dates and times, and preferred location) via e-mail to express-ship@upenn.edu.

To celebrate this new strategic relationship with UPS, there will be a special event at Houston Hall on August 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Everyone who brings their obsolete pre-printed air bills to the event, as well as all who have attended training, will be eligible to enter a raffle to win valuable prizes!

For additional details about the new UPS contract and online shipping system visit: www.purchasing.upenn.edu/buytools/ups-faq.php.

—Donna Petrelli, Assistant Director, Communications, Business Services


Almanac - July 15, 2008, Volume 55, No. 1