MONTREAL, June 4, 2015 /CNW/ - UPS® (NYSE:UPS), Official Logistics and Shipping Sponsor of Scuderia Ferrari, today announced a special UPS Access Point™ pop-up location at Crescent Street Festival in Montréal, Canada. Ahead of the race at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Scuderia Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel made the first pick-up of the weekend, showcasing the reliability and flexibility of the UPS Access Point network.
Vettel, who won the Canadian Grand Prix in 2013, picked up his race helmet, gloves and cap from the UPS Access Point location as part of the event. Over the race weekend, fans are invited to visit the Crescent Street Festival and collect special prizes from UPS, and take part in race car simulator challenge.
The temporary UPS Access Point location will remain on-site at Crescent Street until 2100 EDT on Saturday, June 6.
"UPS Access Point locations continue to be added across Canada and we are nearing 1,000 locations," said Nicolas Dorget, UPS Canada vice president of strategic partnerships. "Today's event showcases how racing fans can utilize a UPS Access Point location as an alternate pick-up location for their packages when they are not able to receive them at home or work."
"UPS Access Point locations are a great idea for people like me who live very busy lives and need flexible solutions to pick up their packages," said Vettel. "Scuderia Ferrari constantly requires reliable logistics solutions to help us succeed, particularly for last minute requests at races like Canada which is between two European races."
The future of e-commerce continues to be driven by the savvy shoppers who want more flexibility and delivery options. The UPS Access Point network and UPS My Choice® service meet these needs by giving consumers more control and flexibility with their home deliveries. To date there are nearly 15 million UPS My Choice registered users and over 19,000 UPS Access Point locations worldwide. The company announced earlier this year a target of 20,000 UPS Access Point locations by the end of 2015.
About the UPS Access Point™ Network
UPS Access Point locations offer a simple solution to package collections and drop-offs, providing added flexibility to customers. Located in local businesses, UPS Access Point locations are available in key markets throughout Europe and the Americas, with 20,000 locations forecast by the end of 2015.
About UPS My Choice®
UPS My Choice is a revolutionary new home delivery service that will enable busy consumers to conveniently control and manage their incoming package deliveries to fit their busy lifestyles. The new service will alleviate many consumer concerns related to shipping, including missing packages, worrying about packages left outside, trekking to a depot to retrieve missed packages, waiting all day for a package or counting on others to sign for a package.
About UPS partnership with Ferrari
UPS became Official Logistics and Shipping Sponsor of Ferrari in February 2013, in a partnership encompassing Formula One, the FIA World Endurance Championship and the European Series of the Ferrari Challenge Championship.
UPS is also Official Logistics Partner to Ferrari through the gradual integration of its own transport services, providing freight movement on a global level.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, USA, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at ups.com® and its corporate blog can be found at Longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com.
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