Business, Freight News, Logistics

Overseas e-tailing made easy

[ February 6, 2013   //   ]

Parcels company DPD has launched a new service aimed at reducing the cost and hassle of international home deliveries. DPD Direct simplifies customs and duty issues for retailers, provides a full tracking and returns service and generates in-country notifications for recipients, in their own language.

Retailers River Island and Rocks TV have already signed up and DPD will deliver these and other retailers’ parcels to the 12 largest international markets for UK e-tailors including the US, Australia several European countries.

DPD Direct says it has a simple pricing structure with no complex volumetric charges, local delivery expertise and fast customs clearance – parcels are delivered duty-paid – without the need to produce accompanying invoices. The recipient will be sent an email notification about their parcel, in their own language.

Dwain McDonald, DPD’s CEO commented, “UK brands are in demand worldwide and UK e-tailers are in a fantastic position to exploit these key markets. However, historically, global shipping has been expensive and often complicated by delivery delays due to customs and many UK based e-tailers have been reluctant to target overseas customers. Our aim is to make it as easy for UK e-tailers to sell to customers living in Sydney as Southampton.”

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