Palo Alto, May 01, 2012
HP ePrint Public Printing now available at The UPS Store locations
HP 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/publicprinting.
"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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(1) Usage of HP ePrint Public Print Locations requires internet- and email-capable smartphone or tablet with separately purchased wireless internet service, and the HP ePrint service app. Availability and cost of printing varies by location. A list of supported smartphone and tablet operating systems is available at www.hp.com/go/eprintmobile.
(2) August 2010 Nielsen and The UPS Store.
(3) Data based on internal HP data.
(4) Supports the following devices running iOS 4.2 or later: iPad, iPad 2, iPhone (3GS or later), iPod touch (third generation or later). Works with HP AirPrint-enabled printers and requires the printer be connected to the same network as the iOS device. Wireless performance is dependent upon physical environment and distance from the access point.
iPod is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.