Create Great Customer Experiences with UPS Access Point® Locations  

By Baillee Perkins
Mar 28, 2024
A shipping pickup location set of lockers with several packages sitting in front of it

Between work and errands, your customers may be gone for several hours throughout the day. The bad news is that their packages could be delivered and left unattended during this time. With 37% of customers being concerned about porch piracy, it’s crucial to offer more accessible pickup and delivery options. 

UPS Access Point® locations are local businesses that offer a convenient option for your customers to receive their packages at an alternate delivery location when they can’t be home to accept a delivery, or if they’re concerned about leaving packages unattended. While your business may be small, you can still compete with larger retailers with tools like UPS Access Point® locations. 

How do UPS Access Point® locations work?

UPS Access Point® locations are convenient and secure locations that can be found in thousands of CVS, local Advance Auto Parts, Michaels stores, The UPS Store® locations, and other neighborhood businesses. UPS My Choice® members can log into their account anytime to redirect one or all of their packages to a preferred UPS Access Point® location. Additionally, you can bring in pre-labeled packages for drop-off at UPS Access Point® locations. 

We’ve included a graphic to show how you can utilize UPS Access Point® locations for your business needs: 

Locating UPS Access Point® locations

Your customers might find themselves out of town or in a part of town they aren’t familiar with. But, there’s no need to worry! You can use the location tool on the UPS website to help find the closest UPS Access Point® location. All they need to do is simply enter their address and search for the nearest location. 

Weekend delivery options

When the weekend arrives, you don’t have to put your business on pause. UPS weekend pickup and delivery services can help you take more orders after your Friday pickup, turn inventory faster, and, best of all, create happier customers. 

With UPS shipping on ShippingEasy, you can enjoy: 

  • Saturday pickups for all service levels – UPS offers Saturday pickup for all service levels.
  • Commercial delivery on Saturdays – UPS offers Saturday commercial delivery.
  • Residential delivery to more than 100 metro areas across the U.S. on Saturday at no additional cost for select UPS® Ground Packages.**

*Saturday Ground pickup is available in the contiguous 48 states.

**Select UPS® Ground packages with a committed delivery day of Monday or Tuesday may be eligible to receive delivery on the Saturday prior to their committed delivery date in territories eligible for Saturday Residential delivery.

International shipping with UPS on ShippingEasy

Have you been considering international shipping, but you aren’t sure where to start? UPS on ShippingEasy can help! UPS gives you: 

  • The only ground service option available for small packages from the US to Mexico from a major US-integrated carrier. 
  • Excellent transit time for air services to destinations across the globe.* 
  • Up to 83% off UPS’s international services for eligible shipments.**

*Orders shipped outside of the United States may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country. The recipient of an international shipment may be subject to such import taxes, customs duties and fees, which are levied once a shipment reaches the recipient’s country. Additional charges for customs clearance is the responsibility of the recipient.

**Discounts off UPS daily rates. Rates are limited to shipping from the U.S. only. Rates and any applicable discounts are subject to change at any time without notice.

Life can be unpredictable. Sometimes, you need to run errands you didn’t anticipate, or you may be away from home longer than expected. The same goes for your customers. With UPS Access Point® locations, you can provide customers with a secure and convenient option you’ll both appreciate. 

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Baillee Perkins

Baillee Perkins is a writer of shipping by day and pop culture by night, so her Google search history is an actual nightmare.

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