Escher helps reduce friction points with cross border parcels

Escher helps reduce friction points with cross border parcels

Escher, the global leader transforming postal operators and couriers, has teamed up with Hurricane, a global leader in calculating duty & taxes and compliancy screening for parcels.

The partnership will enable Postal Operators to correctly calculate duties and tax, check product classification and screen for restricted products and denied parties at the point of engagement with their customer.

Powered by Hurricane, Riposte Taxes, Duties & Compliance enables Posts to correctly identify product classification, screen for restricted products, screen for denied parties and estimate taxes and duties. The solution ensures Posts meet all regulatory requirements, provide better cost transparency to their customers and improve customer loyalty throughout the supply chain.

“Hurricane is the market leader in this extremely complex area and they have a dedicated and experienced team to ensure regulations are up to date. Our solution provides Posts with the assurance that they are complying with global screening requirements as well as correctly calculating any monies due,” commented Nick Manolis, CEO Escher Group. “But this is also about the online shopper – knowing the landed cost of their purchases is important for customer experience and satisfaction, and reducing calling card shock.”

“The partnership between Escher and Hurricane levers the combined innovation and thought leadership of both organisations resulting in reducing the friction points in cross border parcels, improved productivity and a better customer experience for the Postal Operators’ Retail organisation” said Martyn Noble, CEO Hurricane.

Riposte Taxes, Duties & Compliance provides for:

  • Product Classification – ensure compliance with the latest custom regulations and emerging security and customs requirements for electronic advanced data (EAD).
  • Denied Parties Screening – ensure that the recipient is not on the global denied parties lists.
  • Product Restriction Screening – ensure that parcels does not contain restricted products, for example animal products or firearms.
  • Duties and Tax – estimate the amount due when the parcel is delivered.

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