Varsity Logistics Fortifies Partnership with UPS

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Varsity Logistics, Inc., the leader in integrated shipping solutions for the IBM iSeries, announced that it has reinforced its leading position by being chosen to join the UPS Ready™ Program.

Varsity Logistics, Inc., the leader in integrated shipping solutions for the IBM iSeries, announced that it has reinforced its leading position by being chosen to join the UPS Ready™ Program. The program was created to provide a collaborative structure between UPS and third party vendors to offer shipping and visibility solutions, representing the entire portfolio of UPS services, for the benefit of customers worldwide. The companies approved for the program complete a detailed screening process to ensure UPS specific standards are met and once approved, the companies become UPS licensed solution providers.

As a UPS Ready Program participant, Varsity is further enabled to provide UPS customers with the latest, most robust, and most stable transportation management solutions for their enterprises. By integrating UPS functionality with the Varsity ShipSoft™ software, customers benefit from shipment rule compliance, up to date rating, real time transit, track and trace, enhanced customer service, ease of use, and more.

"Varsity’s inclusion in the UPS Ready Program furthers their commitment to offer UPS’ entire portfolio of services to the marketplace, leading to streamlined supply chain processes. Our mutual customers benefit from greater customer service, improved costs of doing business, as well as enhanced functionality within their enterprise and Web applications," said Jordan Colletta, Vice President of Customer Technology Marketing for UPS.

"Since 1989, Varsity has been committed to providing best-of-breed transportation management solutions and accompanying customer and professional services. We are excited to increase this level of commitment to our current and future UPS customers,” said Julian Thomas, Director of Product Management at Varsity Logistics. “With a 15 year history of working closely with UPS, extending our relationship through the UPS Ready Program will give our shared clients greater functionality, a richer feature set, and deeper insight into their logistics processes resulting in better business decisions throughout their supply chain," concluded Thomas.

About Varsity Logistics

Founded in 1989, Varsity Logistics, Inc. is the leading provider of IBM iSeries-based shipping systems. Varsity's software supports the full spectrum of parcel, truckload, and LTL shipments, including rate shopping, manifesting, parcel packing, international shipments, and invoice auditing. Deployed in more than 1,000 distribution sites, Varsity helps North American organizations of all sizes improve shipping efficiencies, increase customer satisfaction, and reduce shipping expense. Varsity is based in San Francisco, California. http://www.varsitylogistics.com

Varsity Logistics, ShipSoft, and ShipView are trademarks or registered trademarks of Varsity Logistics, Inc. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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