The crafts and decor store just announced a new partnership with UPS to streamline your gift-buying and gift-sending into one easy stop.

By Rachel Wermager
October 09, 2019

Decorating and crafting are two of our favorite ways to welcome the holiday season, and they usually entail frequent trips to craft stores to stock up on essentials like yoga skeleton planters, vintage ceramic Halloween trees, and turkey-shaped cookie centerpieces. Now, Michaels is offering even more than crafts and home decor and is actually making online holiday shopping a little easier this year. The store recently teamed up with UPS to provide customers with convenient shipping and pick-ups for any and all packages. 

The arts and crafts retailer now features UPS Access Points at more than 1,100 stores nationwide. This new service gives customers the option to ship UPS packages directly to a Michaels store, (which means avoiding the dreaded porch pirates), along with the ability to drop off pre-labeled shipments and make returns to retailers that offer UPS drop off.

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"Michaels has long been recognized as a one-stop-shop for all decor and creative needs and providing value to our customers through UPS Access Point locations will bring added convenience to our shoppers," Matthew Rubin, Michaels senior vice president of business development and growth, says in a press release.

The chain is the first to announce this partnership with UPS, but it won't be the last. Other stores, including CVS and Advanced Auto Parts, will soon follow suit, according to the statement.

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These partnerships will make it easier to streamline all your to-dos into one central location, which, can be crucial during the busy holiday season. When you have a oodles errands to run, being able to accomplish two tasks in one location can mean a lot for saving you time. Not to mention, stepping into a crafts store instead of the postal office might just be your idea of zen during the holidays. 

If you have a specific Michaels location you want your items shipped to, you can set your delivery preference with the UPS My Choice, which is an online service you can sign up for through UPS to track packages and choose drop off locations. To simply learn more about all UPS Access Point locations you can visit their website.

Thanks to this new feature, we now have another excuse to stop in one of our favorite stores—as if we really needed one.

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