UPS Store franchise network continues to grow its non-traditional locations, adding another at University of Oregon campus, says strategy puts company in venues that have proven their customers need UPS services
September 23, 2011
Today, The UPS Store ® franchise network opened a location on the University of Oregon campus, adding to its nearly 140 non-traditional locations across the country.
The UPS Store franchise began providing its services in venues like universities, hotels, convention centers and military bases nearly three decades ago. According to Kevin Pignone, vice president of non-traditional development for The UPS Store network, the company continues to pursue opportunities in non-traditional venues whose customers need The UPS Store services.
“Our non-traditional locations allow us to work with venues that have proven their customers need our services,” Pignone said. “They also provide students, hotel guests, convention attendees and military personnel the added convenience of having a business services location nearby.”
While customers may experience the same level of customer service at a non-traditional The UPS Store location, the products and services may vary from those found in a traditional The UPS Store location.
“It’s very common for these locations to offer customized services,” Pignone said. “For example, some of our college venues provide storage and assist students moving in and out of the dorms. These services are tailored specifically to that venue.”
The UPS Store location at the University of Oregon will offer a variety of services to students, faculty and staff, including packing and shipping, exclusive mailbox services, notary services, move-in and move-out assistance, and summer and winter storage. The university location will also test dorm room delivery as an added convenience for mailbox holders during especially busy times in the semester, such as mid-terms and finals.
“We look forward to becoming part of the campus community through the services we provide,” said Victor Urbina, The UPS Store franchisee. “We hope to contribute to what makes the University of Oregon a top-tier college.”
Additional The UPS Store non-traditional locations include the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La.; Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss.; Nellis Air Force Base located outside Las Vegas, Nev.; and the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla. to name a few.
In addition to domestic and international shipping, traditional The UPS Store provides a variety of products and services to small-business owners and general consumers alike, including: digital printing, black-and-white and color copies, document finishing (binding, laminating, etc.), printing services (business cards, letterhead, rubber stamps, etc.), full-service packing, custom crating and shipping for large items (e.g., grandfather clocks, rowboats), notary, mailbox and postal services, office and packaging supplies, and more.
For more information on The UPS Store products or services, or to find a location near you, please visit www.theupsstore.com/logistics.
About The UPS Store
With more than 4,700 locations, The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. network comprises the world’s largest franchise system of retail shipping, postal, print and business service centers throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. In the U.S. and Puerto Rico, The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of Mail Boxes Etc., Inc., a UPS subsidiary. In Canada, locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of master licensee MBEC Communications, L.P. For additional information on The UPS Store, including information on franchise opportunities for opening a The UPS Store location, visit www.theupsstore.com.
About The University of Oregon
The University of Oregon was founded in 1876 in Eugene, an energetic college town in the western region of Oregon. The university provides academic excellence and hands-on learning opportunities, offering more than 260 academic programs in a wide range of disciplines. Last year, the university welcomed 23,389 students to their 295 acre campus from all over the world. For more information, please visit http://www.uoregon.edu/.
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