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UPS

Rochel Burstyn

What’s 100 years old, has 90,000 cars, trucks, and motorcycles, and is brown all over? United Parcel Service, of course, better known as UPS! No matter where in the world you live, you’re sure to have seen the famous brown trucks that deliver over three and a half billion packages every year to over 200 countries! Let’s follow the journey of Bubby Adelsberg’s sugar cookies to her grandson Yaakov.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

One fine day, Bubby Adelsberg packaged her cookies in a little box and walked over to the nearest UPS store. She gave the clerk the address, which the clerk entered into the computer. The label was printed and slapped on the package. Ninety-five percent of all UPS labels are smart labels, which means computers can read the information even though it looks like a bunch of lines. This is important because throughout the entire shipping process, UPS employees use scanners to read these bar codes and have access to all of its shipping information. This, in turn, enables people to track their packages with accurate, real-time updates on the UPS website.

 

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