HubBox and UPS team up to simplify UPS Access Point™ location integration for online retailers
As e-commerce continues to surge in popularity, today’s busy online shoppers want deliveries made on their terms – they want packages to arrive securely when and where they want. And if they aren’t going to be home for the delivery, they want a safe alternative.
Online retailers need a way to address this growing consumer need, and that’s UPS has teamed up with HubBox to create an easy-to-use and easy-to-implement application that makes UPS Access Point locations in the U.S. and Europe visible in the checkout process.
HubBox’s software is easily integrated with most major e-commerce platforms, including Shopify and Magento. HubBox works with retailers to incorporate the Ship to a UPS Access Point location service into their website so they can offer consumers convenient alternatives to home delivery. This solution helps businesses of all sizes that don’t have the IT resources or in-house knowledge to develop these capabilities.
Through HubBox, U.S. retailers can offer consumers the option to ship to more than 21,000 UPS Access Point locations in the U.S. and more than 17,000 UPS Access Point locations in Europe. European countries with UPS Access Point locations include: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Portugal and the United Kingdom.
According to the 2019 UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper™ survey, one in five shoppers prefers an alternative delivery location to a home delivery. Retailers that offer alternative delivery options can benefit from reduced shipping rates – as residential surcharges do not apply to business deliveries. In addition, they can avoid the inconvenience of failed deliveries.
With more than 38,000 UPS Access Point and 40,000 drop-box locations around the world, UPS gives customers the global advantage of an industry-leading network with more than 78,000 locations to pick up or drop off packages. UPS is in the process of adding 12,000 additional UPS Access Point locations across CVS Pharmacy, Michaels and Advance Auto Parts stores – bringing the total number of locations to 21,000 in the U.S. and 40,000 globally. Soon, more than 90 percent of U.S. consumers will find a UPS Access Point location within five miles of their home, offering an extraordinary level of convenience and flexibility.
HubBox’s Ship to a UPS Access Point location solution will be part of the UPS Ready® program, which is a suite of third-party solutions integrated with UPS® technology, products and services. To learn more about how HubBox can help your business visit hub-box.com.
HubBox also recently joined UPS’s Customer Technology Program in the U.S., which allows qualified small and medium-sized businesses to quickly integrate software, hardware and marketing services from industry leaders and premier UPS Ready® providers at discounted prices. Some U.S. customers may also be eligible for contributions from UPS to help further reduce up-front costs.