Plans are to add the service to more than 6,000 CVS Pharmacy locations.
The offering, which is set to begin immediately and is planned for more than 6,000 stores, combines two of the nation’s biggest brands. “This deal offers additional convenience to consumers in the e-commerce era,” said Kevin Warren, UPS’s chief marketing officer. “Working with CVS Pharmacy demonstrates our commitment to increased customer choice and control with our global UPS My Choice network.”
For CVS, joining the UPS Access Point network will not only help drive store traffic but also provide UPS customers with the option to consolidate their trips and spending.
“We will continue to bring our customers new omnichannel services and experiences that redefine convenience and make it easier to meet the demands of their increasingly busy lives,” said CVS Pharmacy president Kevin Hourican. “Adding UPS Access Point locations at CVS Pharmacy locations offers added convenience in local communities throughout the country for shipping and safely receiving packages.”
With more than 40,000 UPS Access Point locations and 38,000 drop-boxes around the world, UPS provides customers with more than 78,000 locations to pick up or drop off packages. In the near future, more than 90 percent of U.S. consumers will find a UPS Access Point location within five miles of home.
“Until now, the UPS Access Point locations have largely been local businesses and The UPS Store locations. With this announcement, UPS broadens our services to offer an enviable network of secure choices to busy shoppers,” Warren said. “Consumers now have access to a vast and robust suite of options that include the CVS locations, neighborhood businesses, lockers and The UPS Store centers.”