As online sellers and shippers brace for possible disruptions to international mail delivery, online postage provider Stamps.com is prepping with the launch of a new service. Last week we reported on eBay’s concerns about the issue (“eBay Warns of Possible Disruption to International Mail Delivery“).
The concerns stem from the possibility that the US will withdraw from the Universal Postal Union (UPU).
Stamps.com said it launched the new GlobalPost international shipping services to ease uncertainty about possible USPS international shipping disruptions.
A Stamps.com spokesperson told EcommerceBytes that the new services will ensure that businesses can continue to ship internationally without disruption, while still receiving similar transit times, customs clearances and competitive rates. “With an ability to serve both low volume and high volume shippers at low international rates, GlobalPost is uniquely positioned to fill the void left by the USPS and end this nightmare for retailers,” she said.
Press release follows:
In response to the growing concern over the United States leaving the Universal Postal Union (UPU), Stamps.com® has unveiled new GlobalPost international shipping services. These services are not reliant on U.S. relationships with the UPU and will ensure that businesses can continue to ship internationally without disruption, while still receiving similar transit times, customs clearances and competitive rates.
The GlobalPost delivery network leverages partnerships with international postal operators as well as commercial carriers to offer worldwide delivery. GlobalPost services reach over 200 countries and territories and includes features not found in traditional international postal services, including:
- Global Address Verification: Improve deliverability with real-time address verification
- No Customs Forms: Send Customs electronically – no forms to print
- Ship Merchandise in Flats: Save money with international flats/large envelopes
- Instant Refunds: No more tracking refund requests that can take up to 2 weeks
- Free Pick-Up Service: Schedule pick-ups when it’s convenient for you (select markets only)
- Parcel Coverage: $100 Included
“We know customers simply can’t afford disruptions to their shipping services,” said Ken McBride, Chairman and CEO of Stamps.com. “That’s why we’re proud to be able to offer these GlobalPost services to our many international shipping customers who have been concerned about the potential USPS disruption caused by the breakdown of the UPU/U.S. relationship. As always, we’re trying to keep our customers a few steps ahead, especially when it comes to the ever-changing landscape of e-commerce shipping.”
Stamps.com currently offers two variations of the service, GlobalPost Standard International (includes delivery confirmation) and GlobalPost Economy International (only includes tracking into the destination country).
To get more info on GlobalPost international shipping services, visit GoGlobalPost.com or call 1-888-899-1255.
SOURCE: Stamps.com Press Release