UPS Retail Delivery Infographic

| September 14, 2016

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E-commerce gives consumers more purchasing options than ever before. Same-day and on-demand delivery services are also changing consumer expectations. This means retailers must ensure items are in stock, and get products to customers quickly, or risk losing business to competitors. Express delivery solutions help retailers maintain their competitiveness by ensuring products are in stock when needed.

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Pacific Maritime Association

Put your experience and talents to work in a role with a unique company - the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). PMA is a non-profit mutual benefit corporation that serves as a multi-employer collective bargaining agent for approximately 72 shipping lines, stevedore companies and marine terminal operators at California, Oregon and Washington ports. West Coast port operations (including non-containerized cargo such as bulk and autos) now support 9 million U.S. jobs and contribute 12.5 percent of the U.S. GDP.

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Pacific Maritime Association

Put your experience and talents to work in a role with a unique company - the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). PMA is a non-profit mutual benefit corporation that serves as a multi-employer collective bargaining agent for approximately 72 shipping lines, stevedore companies and marine terminal operators at California, Oregon and Washington ports. West Coast port operations (including non-containerized cargo such as bulk and autos) now support 9 million U.S. jobs and contribute 12.5 percent of the U.S. GDP.

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