UPS makes e-commerce deliveries easy in Hong Kong with new package pickup sites
June 19, 2018: As APAC e-commerce logistics market is expected to more than double from $108B to $232B by 2021, UPS is offering greater flexibility for cross-border e-commerce deliveries with the introduction of new alternative delivery locations at easy-to-access sites across Hong Kong.
The newly announced pickup locations give the rapidly growing number of online shoppers in Hong Kong flexibility to pick up their packages from designated EF Lockers or SF Stores.
“Cross-border e-commerce is accounting for an increasingly large proportion of all ecommerce sales in Asia—particularly with the growing popularity of online marketplaces,” said Ross McCullough, president of UPS Asia Pacific.
“As Asian shoppers become increasingly comfortable with making international purchases online – often from other Asian markets – it’s vital that UPS offers delivery options that are geared towards the realities of people’s busy lives. Partnerships, such as this one with EF Lockers and SF Stores, play a key role in helping us to speed up and simplify deliveries.”
Consumers with eligible shipments will receive a pre-alert text message ahead of the shipment’s arrival in Hong Kong. In addition to the parcel’s delivery status, the receiver will also have the option to collect it from a designated alternative location – either an EF Locker or SF Store.
“Our retail industry research tells us that, more so than anywhere else in Asia, 81 percent of Hong Kong’s online shoppers are interested in having their purchases shipped to an ADL with extended hours if fees are less than shipping the package to their home,” added Lauren Zhao, MD, UPS Hong Kong and Macau.
“With 24/7 accessibility, SF Stores and EF Lockers are a secure delivery option that puts more control in the hands of consumers.”