PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - May 1, 2012) - HP (NYSE: HPQ) and The UPS Store® franchise network today announced that more than 4,300 The UPS Store locations nationwide are now a part of the HP ePrint Public Print Locations(1) (PPL) network.
With approximately 80 percent of the U.S. population living within 10 miles of a The UPS Store location,(2) this solution provides convenient on-the-go print services to the small office/home office market and consumers, as well as to corporate "road warriors."
Customers can geolocate the nearest The UPS Store location and then submit a print job to receive a simple and secure retrieval code. Upon arrival at The UPS Store location, the customer provides the retrieval code to a store associate, who will print the documents. Users also can print documents multiple times over a seven-day period using the same secure retrieval code.
"By offering HP ePrint services through The UPS Store network, mobile workers now have the ability to be as productive on the road as they are in the office," said Bruce Dahlgren, senior vice president, Managed Enterprise Solutions, Printing and Personal Systems Group, HP. "HP ePrint is a great example of the cloud enabling customer-driven innovation for greater access to information, no matter where you are."
Currently, HP ePrint is available for more than 90 percent of the smartphone devices sold in the United States.(3) By downloading the HP ePrint Service application on a BlackBerry®, iOS™ or Android™ smartphone or tablet, users can easily print emails, presentations, reports, travel documents and more to a local The UPS Store location.(4)
The HP ePrint Service application for smartphones and tablets is available for download at www.hp.com/go/eprintmobile.
"We recognize mobile professionals' demand for printing, and adding this service to The UPS Store network's existing print offerings helps us provide exceptional service to our small-business and on-the-go customers," said Bill Martin, vice president, Print Services, The UPS Store franchise network. "We are committed to helping our customers improve their productivity with the right mix of tools at their fingertips."
In addition to professional printing services, including color and black-and-white prints, large format, binding, lamination, finishing and folding, The UPS Store network offers a variety of services to help with the logistics of running a small business, including mailboxes with real street addresses, packing and shipping services, and notary and direct mail services.
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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. (MBE), 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, visit www.theupsstore.com.
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