MÜNCHENSTEIN, 13 February 2019 – UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced the opening of the 100th UPS Access Point location in Switzerland. UPS Access Point locations are found in local businesses and offer a convenient ways to pick up and return a package, while reducing the number of unnecessary kilometers traveled.
“As more and more people order products online, our number of deliveries is increasing, while we are also aiming to reduce our ground network’s greenhouse gas emissions by 12% by 2025,” said Michiel Van Veen, Country Manager, UPS Switzerland. “Expanding the UPS Access Point service offers our customers added convenience and helps to keep our operations efficient and sustainable at the same time.”
The UPS Access Point model helps to avoid unnecessary delivery attempts when customers are not at home. All Access Point locations in Switzerland are included in the service UPS My Choice®, which allows customers to control when and where they receive their UPS packages through an app on their smartphone.
Consolidating packages in an access point is a form of efficiency that helps to reduce the carbon footprint of e-commerce. A study done by the Flemish Institute for Logistics in Belgium shows that the collection point model is more sustainable than the home delivery model and can reduce carbon emissions of a package by 60% if consumers retrieve their package by car, and by 81% if they retrieve their package on foot.
Worldwide, UPS has around 28,000 UPS Access Point locations and 56 million My Choice members.
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