It is going to be yet another very busy year for the team at UPS, which is projecting 700 million deliveries between Thanksgiving and the end of December. That
UPS My Choice program is another channel UPS is hoping will help it keep the volume spike under control. The program allows customers to choose the delivery location of packages to a variety of sites outside their home, like work or a UPS Access Point location. The parcel pickup program has 30 million members worldwide heading into this holiday — a 10 million person pickup since a year ago, Gutmann told analysts on the call. UPS has about 8,000 Access Point locations in the United States, and they include UPS stores, Access Point “smart” lockers and other sites, such as convenience stores and dry cleaners.