Pitney Bowes to Showcase Global E-commerce Solutions at Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition 2013
Technology and Shipping Services Can Help Offer a Seamless Online Shopping Experience for International Buyers in 90 Countries
STAMFORD, Conn., May 29, 2013 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) today announced it will showcase its global e-commerce solutions at the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) 2013. The Company’s international e-commerce solutions and cross-border parcel services help retailers create a seamless online purchasing and shipping experience for consumers, reduce the challenges associated with international e-commerce, and grow their businesses. Pitney Bowes will display its technology and services at booth #1935 at the conference, which takes place on June 4-6 in Chicago.
Pitney Bowes has been in the cross-border shipping market since 2004; however, more recently, the Company has been focusing on the cross-border parcel space in response to the increasing demand and needs of retail customers as they expand their businesses around the world. Today, Pitney Bowes provides global e-commerce services to more than 100 retailers and collaborates with some of the world’s largest e-commerce marketplaces and platforms.
“The international e-commerce market continues to offer tremendous growth opportunities for U.S. retailers, but it also presents many challenges,” said Craig Reed, vice president, Global E-commerce for Pitney Bowes. “IRCE 2013 is the perfect venue for retailers to explore solutions that can help simplify the complexities associated with global e-commerce and provide a convenient cross-border shopping experience to their international buyers.”
Through its technology and services, Pitney Bowes has:
- Powered more cross-border landed cost transactions than any other system in the world;
- Calculated over 500 million landed cost quotes; and
- Facilitated the sale of over a billion dollars of merchandise to nearly 100 countries.
“By offering international buyers the ability to receive a guaranteed, fully-landed cost quote that includes importation fees during the online checkout process, retailers can help ensure there are no surprises for buyers with additional fees at the time of delivery,” added Reed.
Pitney Bowes offers a comprehensive suite of e-commerce solutions for international sales. The company’s Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions offer 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. Many of the company’s solutions are delivered on open platforms to best organize, analyze and apply both public and proprietary data to two-way customer communications. Pitney Bowes includes direct mail, transactional mail and call center communications in its solution mix along with digital channel messaging for the Web, email and mobile applications. Pitney Bowes has approximately USD$5 billion in annual revenues and 27,000 employees worldwide. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity™. www.pb.com.