UPS launches UPS Digital Access Program

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UPS has announced the launch of its UPS Digital Access Program which forms part of its new e-commerce strategy. The service will make its logistics services more broadly available through a series of strategic alliances and agreements.

UPS has stated that it will prioritise e-commerce growth by improving its network and services to enable faster deliveries, enhanced visibility and a broader range of delivery options in response to the changing retail industry. With the UPS Digital Access Program, UPS is establishing relationships with digital platforms to enhance various aspects of the e-commerce value stream. These platforms provide discounted UPS shipping rates and other shipping and logistics solutions to its merchant customers.

“More small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) will now have access to UPS, helping them offer industry-leading delivery commitments and levelling the highly competitive e-commerce playing field,” said Kevin Warren, Chief Marketing Officer at UPS.

The UPS Digital Access Program claims to help e-commerce platforms provide a comprehensive suite of order management, fulfilment and delivery services to simplify logistics complexity.

As part of the Digital Access Program, UPS has signed an agreement with Stamps.com, an e-commerce shipping software provider, to offer discounted shipping rates to Stamps.com’s customers. Stamps.com offers a portfolio of Internet shipping software solutions under the brand names; ShipStation, ShippingEasy, ShipWorks, Stamps.com and Endicia. These solutions aim to help small and medium-sized e-commerce businesses run their shipping operations more smoothly and successfully.

The UPS Digital Access Program also includes additional collaborations with e-commerce companies that specialise in demand generation, order management, web store hosting, shipping and returns.

Source: UPS