UPS PARTNERS WITH PAYPAL TO OFFER WEB PAYMENT SERVICE
UPS, a provider of package delivery and logistics services, said Tuesday it has teamed with PayPal, an Internet payment service, to integrate online payments with digital shipping tools.
The PayPal service automatically sends payment to the seller at the close of a transaction and puts customer shipping information into the shipping label as a one-step process. The seller is instantly paid for the item and receives all of the data to print a shipping label. The buyer receives an e-mail message with a linked tracking number confirming the shipment of the product and an expected date of delivery.
“This agreement with PayPal marks the first time that UPS has integrated its shipping (data) into a third party’s branded product,” said Alan Amling, UPS manager of electronic commerce marketing.