LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UTi Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq:UTIW), a global supply chain services and solutions provider, has installed the first of the more than 450 UTi ByBox shipment lockers it plans to deploy throughout South Africa to give online retailers and their customers a secure, convenient and efficient option for collecting and sending parcels.
"When shopping online, the customer simply selects the UTi ByBox delivery option instead of using a home address or P.O. box," said Greg Saffy, Managing Director, UTi Distribution. "When the purchase is delivered, the customer is notified by SMS or email and enters a code at the UTi ByBox to collect the parcel. Customers can also send parcels from the UTi ByBox using a prepaid UTi Pak in various sizes."
The first UTi ByBox was installed at an Engen service station in suburban Johannesburg. Retail centers, business parks and university campuses are also among the types of locations targeted for the UTi ByBox deployment. Learn more at:
"The UTi ByBox is a great option for retailers and their customers, particularly in emerging markets, where home delivery may not be faster, better or cheaper," said Keith Pienaar, President, UTi Contract Logistics & Distribution. "We are committed to the success of the UTi ByBox and to providing this option throughout South Africa, where we have a leading market presence and a strong parcel delivery network already in place. We will also be studying the deployment to determine its potential elsewhere in Africa and other emerging markets around the world where UTi has special strengths."
About UTi Worldwide
UTi Worldwide Inc. is an international, non-asset-based supply chain services and solutions company providing air and ocean freight forwarding, contract logistics, customs brokerage, distribution, inbound logistics, truckload brokerage and other supply chain management services. The company serves a large and diverse base of global and local companies, including clients operating in industries with unique supply chain requirements such as the energy and mining, retail, apparel, chemical, automotive, pharmaceutical, and technology industries. The company seeks to use its global network, proprietary information technology systems, relationships with transportation providers and expertise in outsourced logistics services to deliver competitive advantage to each of its clients' supply chains.