The U-Freight Group (UFL) is further strengthening its relationship with Easyship, a leading global cloud-based shipping software and technology platform that enables e-commerce merchants to ship their products worldwide.
With the increasing demand for cross-border e-commerce, Easyship and U-Freight have strengthened their partnership, extending access to the company’s E-commerce Fulfilment Centres (EFCs) in the Netherlands, the UK and US.
The expanded warehousing and fulfilment partnership with Easyship will provide affordable access to the U-Freight Group’s cross-border e-commerce solutions for merchants, allowing for fully integrated logistics for online merchants, at any stage, UFL says.
“We see tremendous potential in our expanded partnership with U-Freight, by providing a real breakthrough in simplifying the complex supply chain process all the way from label generation to the end-users’ homes,” says Augustin Ceyrac, co-founder, Easyship.
“We believe that developments like automating affordable warehousing will lead to a significant change in global shipping. Easyship strives to be a leader in promoting accessibility to enterprise solutions, for all businesses, and this partnership further enables this goal,” he adds.
Over the last several years, U-Freight has been a pioneer in developing logistics services for the business-to-business e-commerce market, which resulted in the company being early-qualified by China Customs and CIQ as a licensed Cross-border E-Commerce Enterprise, as well as a Cross-border E-Commerce Logistics Service Provider.
Simon Wong, U-Freight’s chief executive officer (CEO) explains: “In regards to cross-border e-commerce business, last year was the U-Freight Group’s busiest to date, and much of it was due to our partnerships with Easyship and other online platforms.
“By expanding the partnership with Easyship into other markets in Europe and North America, we will allow even more shippers to take advantage of our e-commerce fulfilment services with the pricing and transit times they require to gain customer orders and build brand loyalty.
“We are keen to be the logistics partner of choice for the growing number of online channels and platforms, which entrepreneurs are using to sell their own designs and products, cross-border.
Wong also notes that customers using U-Freight via the Easyship platform will benefit from complete data transparency, with real time inventory updates, plus web and mobile app access for immediate management and status updates of order instructions, plus subsequent live reporting of delivery tracking.
“The entrepreneur’s customers will receive push notifications on order status, and the service will be backed by a ‘live chat’ facility enabling instant customer service follow up,” he says.
The Easyship platform provides sellers with a shipping gateway, as well as an all-in-one shipping tool that provides rate comparisons, automates tax and duties for worldwide deliveries, plus pre-filled customs documentation for all countries.
The two companies say the growing partnership between them “showcases their commitment to empower SME e-commerce merchants and startups, to easily access the global market,” while at the same time enabling them to scale up, efficiently and cost-effectively.