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Seko selects Hurricane tech

[ June 8, 2021   //   ]

Seko Logistics has selected Hurricane Commerce as its global cross-border data partner.

Hurricane’s technology will be available on the forwarder’s Omni-Parcel platform which provides brand owners, retailers and e-tailers with a global eCommerce solution.

The company’s solutions will also be rolled out through Seko’s transport management system (TMS) and warehouse management system (WMS) portals.

Seko has previously been using Hurricane’s solutions for eCommerce customers in Australia and the US.

David Emerson, Senior Vice-President eCommerce Solutions at SEKO Logistics, said: “We are delighted to have chosen Hurricane as our global partner for the provision of cross-border data. We pride ourselves on only working with the best-in-class and Hurricane’s solutions are truly world-leading in the field of data provision.

“In today’s global eCommerce, nothing moves without the right data. Increasing rules and regulations mean that shipments have to have accurate data sets otherwise they are going to run into severe problems.”

Hurricane Commerce chief executive, Martyn Noble, said: “The fast-moving regulatory landscape means that complete and valid data is non-negotiable in international eCommerce. Events like Brexit, the US STOP Act and, from July 1, the EU VAT Package and the Import One-Stop Shop (IOSS) are having a massive impact on the requirements to succeed in cross-border eCommerce.”

Co-founder of Hurricane Commerce, David Spottiswood, added: “Failure to meet the mandatory requirement for high quality data including product descriptions, HS6 codes, 8- and 10- digit import and export codes and country of origin, is resulting in parcels increasingly being stopped by customs.

“This leads to huge additional logistical and cost challenges around returns, warehousing and transportation. But just as important is the long-term damage done to the brand reputation of retailers, marketplaces and their supply chain partners.”