VAUGHAN, ON--(Marketwired - September 01, 2016) - Penguin Pick-Up -- in response to growing consumer demand and the opportunity to offer retailers a wider distribution network Penguin Pick-Up and Penguin Fresh has partnered with The UPS Store throughout Canada. Penguin Pick-Up - The UPS Stores partnership provides shoppers the option to ship their purchases to Penguin Pick-Up service at The UPS Store. Penguin Pick-Up will in 2016 expand to over 40 locations, including The UPS Store locations to keep pace with growing demand in new markets and core metropolitan locations. Since launching out of SmartCentres shopping centres in December 2014, Penguin Pick-Up has received packages from over 2,500 different retailers. The service has proven instrumental in capturing the attention of online shoppers and increasing traffic to the SmartCentres shopping centres.
Egil Moller Nielsen, Senior Vice President of E-Commerce at SmartCentres, says, "The partnership with The UPS Store is a natural fit which broadens Penguin Pick-Up's reach to shoppers across Canada. The timing is ideal as retailers and consumers can use this service during the busy holiday season. With The UPS Store we are able to offer our service to urban locations, where people shop online but have a hard time arranging for delivery. For Penguin Fresh -- our newly launched food line of business -- this is a great opportunity to offer same day farm-fresh groceries to people living in the city." He continues, "We provide Penguin Pick-Up -- 90 seconds or less," customers can shop at multiple retailers and only have to pick-up once.
David Druker, President of The UPS Store Canada, says, "The UPS Store prides itself in offering convenient solutions to help our busy and often time-strapped customers. The introduction of Penguin Pick-Up and Penguin Fresh offers new opportunities to provide our customers with additional conveniences, right in their neighborhood."
According to Canada Post, click and collect is the fastest growing method for consumers to receive their online purchases, as 35% of Canadian households cannot safely receive daytime deliveries. A survey of Penguin Pick-Up customers noted that when arranging delivery or pick up for online purchases, convenience is the number one priority.
About Penguin Pick-Up
Penguin Pick-Up is a network of FREE convenient pick-up locations for online purchases. Penguin Pick-Up offers a customer-focused drive through experience that allows online shoppers to come and pick up their packages in 90 seconds or less. With extended operating hours, customers can collect their online purchases at a time that is convenient for them. Penguin Pick-Up is a "one-stop pick-up" for all e-commerce purchases, including groceries and dry cleaning services. Penguin Pick-Up locations can store fresh and frozen food as well as hard goods such as electronics and apparel. Customers can ship almost anything to Penguin Pick-Up from anywhere in the world and any online retailer.
Penguin Pick-Up and Penguin Fresh selling farm-fresh food, are owned by developer Mitchell Goldhar, founder of SmartCentres which has developed more than 265 shopping centres in Canada and Chairman of Smart Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), which acquired the SmartCentres development platform. For more information, please visit www.PenguinPickUp.com and www.PenguinFresh.com.
About The UPS Store
The UPS Store in Canada is a network of over 360 independently owned and franchised locations, providing convenient and value-added business services to the small-office/home-office (SOHO) market, corporate "road warriors," and consumers. Their wide range of products and services include printing, mailbox services, packaging and shipping services amongst many others. For more information, please visit www.theupsstore.ca.