Dooney & Bourke Expands Global Online Shopping with Pitney Bowes E-commerce Solutions
STAMFORD, Conn., December 04, 2012 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) today announced that Dooney & Bourke, the high-end leathergoods retailer, will use technology and shipping services from Pitney Bowes to help expand the global online reach of its handbags and accessories. Dooney & Bourke will use Pitney Bowes’s e-commerce software and international shipping services to help offer a seamless and convenient cross-border purchasing and shipping experience to online shoppers to destinations in up to 90 countries worldwide.
Dooney & Bourke is using Pitney Bowes’s e-commerce solutions to offer international buyers the ability to receive a guaranteed, fully-landed cost quote that includes importation fees during the online checkout process. Displaying fully-landed costs upfront helps ensure there are no surprises for buyers with additional fees at the time of delivery.
“Every year the Internet continues to fuel new growth opportunities for high-end retail brands around the world,” said Craig Reed, vice president, Global E-commerce for Pitney Bowes. “We are honored to be collaborating with Dooney & Bourke to provide technology and shipping services that will help them broaden their borders to new countries.”
“The timing was ideal for us to implement technology from Pitney Bowes to streamline and enhance our global online shopping experience for buyers just in time for our 12 Days of Dooney holiday sale,” said David Burbine, web director, Dooney & Bourke. “We anticipate that this will help our brand reach the hands of more international consumers and create a positive buying experience.”
Pitney Bowes offers a comprehensive suite of e-commerce solutions for international sales. The company’s Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions help leading retailers sell to international customers, reduce the challenges associated with international e-commerce, and grow their business. The Pitney Bowes e-commerce services suite offers an array of API-driven (Application Programming Interface) web services to facilitate cross-border sales to 90 countries. Through one integration, retailers can access services including: duty and tax calculation, fully landed and guaranteed costs at checkout, customs and brokerage management, import and export management, optimized global shipping, international address validation, denied parties screening, and parcel protection. For more information, visit www.pb.com/ecommerce.
About Pitney Bowes:
Pitney Bowes provides technology solutions for small, mid-size and large firms that help them connect with customers to build loyalty and grow revenue. The company’s solutions for financial services, healthcare, legal, nonprofit, public sector and retail organizations are delivered on open platforms to best organize, analyze and apply both public and proprietary data to two-way customer communications. Pitney Bowes is the only firm that includes direct mail, transactional mail, call centers and in-store technologies in its solution mix along with digital channels such as the Web, email, live chat and mobile applications. Pitney Bowes is a $5.3 billion company with 29,000 employees worldwide. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity™. www.pb.com
About Dooney & Bourke:
Dooney & Bourke creates fine leather goods inspired by classic American style. Their commitment to quality materials and expert craftsmanship is evident in everything they make, from handbags and totes to luggage and accessories. The classic designs and durable construction guarantee that Dooney & Bourke leather goods will be worn and loved for many years to come.