UPS Appoints Connect India as Authorized Shipping Outlets in India

By: DT News Network
December, 05, 2015

Connect India is now a UPS Authorized Shipping Outlet (ASO) through a new agreement that will connect customers in semi-urban and rural regions in India with the rest of world. The service links UPS’s global network with Connect India’s last-mile logistics capabilities. Customers in remote locations will be able to book international shipments through Connect India Centres which will, in turn, make use of UPS’s global shipping services.

Connect India currently operates through a network of Common Service Centres throughCommon Services Centers e-Governance Services India Ltd (CSC e SPV) and the Entrepreneur-run Connect India Centres. Together they will form a last-mile delivery network covering more than 50 cities, 650 district towns and 8000 small towns across the country. According to Connect India, the company’s vision is to eventually cover about 25,000 pin codes and establish 50,000 Connect India Centres over the next three years.

UPS has been present in India since 1988. This service expansion is part of UPS’s long-term commitment to the country and its customers and will support market growth by helping clients connect even faster to all global markets. With this alliance UPS further expands it presence beyond the metros and urban centres in India. The Connect India Centers will provide customers with easy access to a full range of international shipping options, including packaging and labeling. The centers will also accept prepaid, drop-off packages processed online at ups.com. Households, SMEs, entrepreneurs and artisans throughout India will benefit by using UPS’s global reach with services to more than 220 countries and territories, including every address in North America and Europe.

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