The UPS Access Point Network offers sustainable, convenient and flexible delivery options for Canadian consumers, businesses and local communities.
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 16, 2017 /CNW/ - The e-commerce revolution has quickly boosted demand for convenient places to pick-up and drop-off packages. That's why UPS Canada (NYSE: UPS) is proud to announce that The UPS Access Point Network now includes more than 1,000 locations offering convenient package services in Canadian communities.
UPS Canada commemorated the milestone on August 1 at the newest location: The UPS Store® Canada #517 in Brampton, ON. Linda Jeffrey, Mayor of Brampton and representatives from Member of Parliament Sonia Sidhu of Brampton South attended and delivered remarks to community residents, who enjoyed cuisine from a neighbourhood vendor and participated in exciting giveaways.
"With the continued growth of e-commerce comes more packages. UPS is focused on growing with this trend by improving the online shopping experience," says Nicolas Dorget, vice-president of strategic alliances, UPS Canada. "The UPS Access Point Network is designed with Canadian consumers and businesses at top of mind. At their leisure, online shoppers are able to walk, drive or bike to a nearby UPS Access Point location to safely pick-up packages or drop-off return shipments."
UPS Access Point® locations, which offer extended evening weekend hours at local businesses ranging from The UPS Store Canada to pharmacies, are integrated with UPS My Choice®, service which gives recipients more control over when and where they want their deliveries. More than 900,000 UPS My Choice members across Canada receive delivery notifications on incoming shipments and the ability to reschedule, redirect or have packages delivered to their preferred UPS Access Point location.
UPS has delivered more than 1 billion packages to global UPS My Choice members since the service began in 2011. The service is free of charge and sign-up is easy here.
The UPS Access Point Network enables Canadian shippers a convenient delivery alternative at one of more than 1,000 UPS Access Point locations in Canada. Local Canadian businesses who operate as a UPS Access Point location meet specific UPS certification criteria including: sound store management, friendliness, a good location and flexible operating hours.
The UPS Access Point Network supports the company's priority on sustainable practices, while contributing to community safety. The UPS Access Point delivery solution provides customers with additional convenience, while cutting down on unnecessary package-delivery trips and emissions. When unable to make a delivery at a consumer's residence, UPS drivers will leave a note indicating when and where the package will be available for pickup at a UPS Access Point location. Consumers need a photo identification to obtain their packages.
Globally, UPS has reached more than 27,000 UPS Access Point locations and more than 37 million UPS My Choice members.
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UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at ups.com or pressroom.ups.com and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, follow @UPS_Canada on Twitter.
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