Before You Head To The Airport, Check In With UPS

Here’s a testament to the power of packaging. UPS is now offering customers specially designed boxes that resemble suitcases as a way to convince travelers to ship their boxes, and avoid airlines’ luggage fees.
UPS spokeswoman Susan Rosenberg said that airlines can usually deliver luggage faster than UPS but said luggage shipped by UPS can cost $30 to $80 less per package, depending on the route and the weight of the box.
Rosenberg noted another advantage to the UPS luggage box: A tracking number lets passengers know its exact location.
That’s something airlines don’t offer.
[via Los Angeles Times]

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.