UPS is one of the world's most famous shipping companies. The company, which celebrated its centenary a few years ago, was founded on August 28, 1907.
It all started as a small courier service founded by nineteen-year-old entrepreneur Jim Casey (James E. "Jim" Casey) in Seattle, Washington. The company was then called the American Messenger Company. Its main purpose was to provide courier delivery, including dishes from restaurants, and the execution of small orders. Most orders were delivered by couriers on foot, bicycles were rarely used, and no one dreamed of cars in those years.
Subsequently, the main activity was the delivery of various goods. The company continued to develop and from a small business began to turn into a fairly solid company with a reputation, couriers could now drive cars and motorcycles. In 1919, it was decided to change the name and the company became known as United Parcel Service, that is, UPS, already familiar to us.
In 1916, the company's logo with a traditional brown shield appeared for the first time, brown became the color of reliability and stability. Then it depicted an eagle carrying a package in its paws, it remained a symbol of the company until the 37th year, when the logo became most similar to the current one. Subsequently, the logo changed two more times, in 1961, when an image of a parcel tied with a bow appeared on it, and in 2003, when it took on its current form.
Today the company is international and operates with a profit of tens of billions of US dollars. Its brown three-letter logo is known in more than 200 countries around the world. In addition to delivering packages and documents, UPS also provides other transportation, logistics and e-commerce services.