UPS is testing a program that would eliminate the most annoying part of shopping online
UPS is looking to up the ante on package delivery for urban addresses.
The logistics and delivery company announced on Tuesday it is partnering with Latch, a company that provides access systems for apartment buildings and multi-family homes that don't have an attendant. Buildings with a Latch system can allow the UPS driver in to deliver the packages safely inside, away from would-be thieves.
"It can be difficult to securely deliver packages in high-density, multi-family urban residences, especially when people are not at home," Jerome Roberts, UPS's head of global product innovation, said in a statement. "Smart access devices give us a keyless way to deliver packages to buildings and leave packages safely in lobbies or building package rooms."
The pilot started in March for some Manhattan addresses and expanded to Brooklyn just recently. If the pilot goes well, it could expand nationally.