Global CommerceZone, USPS Sign Shipping Pact

Share this content:
Global CommerceZone Inc., Chicago, signed a services agreement with the U.S. Postal Service yesterday to ensure improved package delivery and help online retailers capitalize on opportunities in the global marketplace.


The agreement will initially cover shipments to Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom.


Customers of the international e-commerce fulfillment company will be able to use USPS' Global Package Link, a high-volume, trackable package delivery service that provides total landed costs and helps mailers fulfill merchandise orders to customers around the world.


The service will help e-commerce companies shipping products that can be delayed by problems associated with diverse currencies, complex customs regulations, language barriers and local laws and taxes.


"GPL, particularly its proprietary Customs Pre-Advisory System, will enable us to quickly move thousands of our customers' packages through customs with virtually no manual paperwork," said Jim Treleaven, president and CEO, Global CommerceZone. "It's an important part of our ongoing efforts to develop integrated, end-to-end solutions that will overcome current barriers and enable online retailers to effectively reach and serve international customers."


According to Treleaven, a number of retailers have stopped or curtailed their overseas shipments because of problems associated with currency, customs and local delivery services.


For online retailers not using the Global Package and Global CommerceZone services, he said, the return rates on international shipments are often as high as 30 to 50 percent.


"GPL and companies such as Global CommerceZone will be the backbone of international consumer e-commerce," said Bob Michaelson, manager, international marketing and sales for international business, USPS. "As online shopping becomes even more pervasive, the need for our combined services will grow exponentially."
close

Next Article in Direct Mail

Sign up to our newsletters

Company of the Week

Since 1985, Melissa has helped thousands of companies clean, correct and complete contact data to better target and communicate with their customers. We offer a full spectrum of data quality solutions, including global address, phone, email, and name validation, identify verification - available for batch or real-time processes, in the Cloud or on-premise. Our service bureau provides dedupe, email/phone append and geographic/demographic append services for better targeting and insight. For direct mailers, Melissa offers easy-to-use address management/postal software, list hygiene services and 100s of specialty mailing lists - all with competitive pricing and excellent customer service.

Find out more here »

Career Center

Check out hundreds of exciting professional opportunities available on DMN's Career Center.  
Explore careers in digital marketing, sales, eCommerce, marketing communications, IT, data strategies, and much more. And don't forget to update your resume so employers can contact you privately about job opportunities.

>>Click Here