From United Parcel Service:
UPS (NYSE:UPS) If you are a business owner, an enterprise, an online shopper or planning for a special occasion, you will want to have a backup plan for your shipping needs starting July 2, 2016. Reports of a potential labour dispute at Canada Post could impact shipping.
A news report indicates Canada Post is warning its largest customers to prepare for a work-stoppage-related service disruption. The time to plan ahead is now. UPS Canada is prepared to take on additional packages through its UPS Access Point ® Network. With almost 900 locations across Canada, businesses and consumers alike have a convenient and simple solution to pickup and drop off pre-labeled UPS shipments at a rate that offers in province, next day delivery, comparable to the published Xpresspost rate in many areas.
“UPS Access Point locations are situated in convenient places with evening and weekend hours to fit the busy Canadian lifestyle,” said Christoph Atz, president, UPS Canada. “We are ready for additional volume, and the UPS Access Point Network is robust and prepared to serve Canadians.”
Consumers and businesses across the country use the UPS Access Point Network. For example, Canadian company GoodFood, relies on a smooth delivery to maintain its customer service standards. “The UPS Access Point Network has benefitted our customers who need flexible solutions to pickup their packages when they are not at home,” said Jonathan Ferrari, CEO, GoodFood. “We are a grocery delivery service, so we need to ensure our packages are delivered on time and the ingredients stay fresh.”
The UPS Access Point Network provides an easy solution during this critical time when routines may be disrupted and consumers are uncertain about the status of potential orders. A new simplified shipping tool is available at ups.com/readynow. The tool helps process shipments and locate a nearby UPS Access Point location to drop off packages. UPS notifies the consumer when the package is at the location and is ready to pickup. The alert also has the location’s address and hours.
By the end of the 2016, UPS expects to have more 27,000 UPS Access Point locations around the world.