Last Mile Brief 15/09: 300 Quadient lockers added to UPS France’s pickup point network
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UPS has announced that its network of pickup points in France has grown by 300 thanks to a parcel locker partnership with Quadient.
Quadient says the partnership will enable UPS to develop its network of UPS Access Points throughout France, contributing to the reduction of their last mile impact.
The strategic partnership gives UPS access to Quadient’s parcel locker open network throughout France. It also means that UPS now has 6,150 access points in the country, which makes it their largest network in Europe.
Quadient’s own parcel locker network already boasts over 1,000 units in France, with the company continuing to roll out its open network.
Together, the two players are said to be actively working to identify the best locations for UPS, based on existing parcel delivery volumes and constraints.
Commenting on the partnership, Franck Edeline, Director of UPS France Operations, said:
“We are thrilled about our partnership with Quadient. The smart locker solution addresses the increasing demand for flexibility in our customer deliveries, all while aligning with a more responsible approach.”
Katia Bourgeais Crémel, Director of Parcel Locker Solutions Europe at Quadient, added:
“At Quadient, we are excited about our partnership with UPS, which supports their efforts to innovate and reduce the ecological footprint of parcel delivery in France. Our network of intelligent Parcel Pending by Quadient lockers provides carriers with visibility and control over their delivery operations, ensuring a connected, secure and user-friendly delivery experience for UPS customers. We are actively forging strong partnerships with carriers like UPS, as well as retail players, to place our lockers as close to consumers as possible. This approach delivers a convenient, sustainable, and cost-effective service, creating new opportunities for the future of parcel delivery.”