UPS ships four billion parcels a year, but Big Brown is better known for the small things, like genial drivers (trained to use the cheery greeting, "Hello? UPS!").
Its attention to product quality shows up in some expected ways, like its new iPhone app for tracking packages, and in more unconventional ideas: Its new "Carbon Neutral" option allows customers to pay to offset the carbon emissions created by shipping their package. UPS will match each payment, up to $1 million, until the end of 2010.