UPS targets e-commerce with Kiala acquisition

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Parcels giant UPS has acquired Kiala, a firm based in Brussels, Belgium, that provides delivery options to consumers purchasing goods over the internet.

Kiala was launched in 2001 as a private firm and currently operates in five countries: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Spain.

It has developed a platform that enables e-commerce retailers to offer their shoppers the option of having goods delivered to a convenient retail location.

The acquisition will broaden UPS’s service portfolio for business-to-consumer deliveries.

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