The U-Freight Group (UFL) is further strengthening its relationship with Easyship, the 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 the USA. The expanded warehousing and fulfilment partnership with Easyship will provide affordable access to the U-Freight Group’s award-winning cross-border e-commerce solutions for merchants, allowing for fully integrated logistics for online merchants, at any stage.
“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,” said 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.”
The stronger partnership is just the latest step the organisations have taken to ensure e-commerce startups have access to the latest automation technology and logistics providers worldwide. To date, tens of thousands of companies worldwide have come to trust Easyship with their e-commerce and logistics needs. The strengthened partnership between Easyship and U-Freight attests to their ongoing commitment to working with the top partners in the world of e-commerce to provide startups and SMBs with the same tools and services to which enterprise-level businesses enjoy access.
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.
“Customers that use 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.
“The Easyship platform provides every seller’s online store with a shipping gateway, as well as premier all-in-one shipping tool that provides rate comparisons, automates tax and duties for worldwide deliveries, plus pre-filled customs documentation for all countries.
“And, of course, those businesses on the Easyship platform that have regular orders and want to expand their business to overseas markets, can take confidence from the fact that the U-Freight group has been successfully providing international freight forwarding services for the last 50 years.”
The growing partnership between the two companies showcases their commitment to empower SME e-commerce merchants and startups, to easily access the global market while also allowing them to scale in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Since its establishment in 1968, the U-Freight Group (UFL) has established itself as a global leader in providing freight forwarding and logistics solutions.
Today, it has wholly owned subsidiaries throughout Asia, North America and Europe; owned offices in 17 countries, as well exclusive agency operations in more than 150 cities across the globe. These strategic partnerships have been carefully developed and are long-standing.
With its own operations across China, UFL provides excellent access to one of the most important manufacturing economies in the 21st century.
The company’s state-of-the-art systems architecture is award winning and developed in-house. It supports all the group’s varied services, from air and ocean freight forwarding to logistics management and consulting, while at the same time providing the customer with unrivalled shipment visibility.
While continuing to seek service enhancements and wider market penetration, UFL’s current focus is on developing and managing specialised services to meet customers’ more complex distribution and logistics requirements, such as e-commerce logistics operations.
Easyship, the leading global cloud-based shipping software, is a technology platform that helps e-commerce merchants ship worldwide. Its platform plugin and integrations enable stores to print labels, automate international paperwork, display real-time courier rates, and offer their customers dynamic taxes and duties at checkout.
Easyship makes shipping globally so simple, that anyone can get started in a couple of clicks. Online sellers can leverage over 250 shipping solutions and 50 courier companies, while saving up to 70 percent on shipping rates. Growing businesses can also join Easyship’s network of more than 20 3PL partners worldwide, giving them the opportunity to provide faster delivery to overseas customers. In less than three years, Easyship’s team has grown to over 50 people, with offices in the USA, Canada, the UK, Singapore, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, and Australia.
Easyship’s cutting-edge technology allows users to compare courier shipping rates to choose the best value, fastest and cheapest shipping options and makes shipping and delivery times much more transparent.
**Image is of inside of U-Freight’s EFC in Hong Kong, geared up for small e-commerce shipment storage, fulfilment and delivery.**