UPS in talks to begin home furniture deliveries

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With an eye to boosting growth, United Parcel Service is looking at ways to delivery  bulky goods such as furniture.

Reuters cited an unnamed source who said UPS is in talks to hire U.S. trucking company Werner Enterprises launch an in-home delivery service for large, heavy goods such as couches and treadmills, writes Eric Mandel at

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The move could assist UPS on its goal of being a one-stop shipping partner for retailers, Reuters said. But the move also comes with new complexities and risks, and truckers can charge more for “white glove” services of installation and assembly.

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