HubBox launches with UPS in Europe
Online shopping and the desire for flexible delivery options is continuing to grow globally. Europe alone saw a 30% growth in online sales in 2020 versus the year before, and as we enter a post-pandemic world with many returning to work, offering a pickup option for those who don’t want home delivery is becoming essential.
That’s why we have teamed up with UPS in Europe. UPS has an ever-expanding network of secure pickup locations across the world, with over 30,000 Access Points in European countries alone including Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland. So by launching our local pickup software with UPS, we can connect online shoppers to thousands of pickup locations.
Local pickup can help retailers to modernise their ecommerce offering. Their customers can enjoy more flexibility and peace of mind knowing that their parcels are kept safe until they pick them up on a day and time that suits them, and we’ve learnt that only offering home delivery options can lead to abandoned baskets as shoppers look elsewhere.
The reasons for this go beyond just flexibility and peace of mind. Shoppers are now looking for greener shipping solutions and a recent survey found that 32% of shoppers would be happy to collect a package rather than have it delivered due to the lower environmental impact this would have. Couriers can group and deliver parcels at specific locations without having to worry about customers being home or attempting re-deliveries, all of which contributes to a lower carbon footprint.
For retailers in Europe considering offering local pickup, our plug-and-play software is compatible with all major ecommerce platforms including Magento and Shopify and can be easily integrated into the current look and feel of an existing online checkout. See our demo to discover how our software works.
By partnering with one of the most well-established delivery networks in the world, HubBox is helping to make more convenient delivery options easily accessible for online shoppers everywhere. Watch this space to see where we go next.