UPS expertise helps PROOF Hard Ice Cream grow

Reliability is the cherry on top for this startup
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It’s been a treat for UPS to help one small business jump-start its journey serving up customers across the U.S.

The inside scoop: PROOF Hard Ice Cream is a unique product made from an old family recipe that combines two of life’s greatest pleasures – alcohol and ice cream. Think flavors like bourbon caramel, chocolate espresso martini and coconut rum.

And because ice cream is only good when it’s ice-cold, the company’s co-founders, Jenn Randall and Dirk Brown, searched out a shipping partner they can count on to deliver their frozen goods just in time for happy hour.

“We know we can trust UPS to make that happen,” said Jenn, CEO of PROOF. “Nothing is more important to us than that trust.”

Getting straight to the pint: As a reliable and trusted advisor, UPS brought the expertise that PROOF needed to navigate state-by-state regulations for shipping a food product containing alcohol. PROOF says UPS has helped grow the company’s footprint from its humble beginnings in South Carolina in 2018 to serving customers in more than 40 U.S. states.

“UPS took the time to help us understand how to roll out this product in a regulatory environment, and they gave us a platform to target customers in states where we don't have a retail presence yet,” Jenn said. “We know UPS can help us expand our wings and come along on the journey with us.”

Learn more about PROOF Hard Ice Cream's story by watching a UPS webinar that explores SMB customer experiences.

Did you know?  At UPS, we handle more than just boozy ice cream. For approved customers, we ship everything from bourbon and beer to whiskey and wine. Schedule a free 15-minute virtual consultation here.

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