Purolator launches “one stop shop” US to Canada solution
Purolator International has launched a new logistics solution for customers shipping between the United States and Canada. The cross-border arm of Purolator, Inc., the parcel and freight firm owned by Canada Post, the company said its new Purolator Logistics solution will provide a range of logistics capabilities including warehousing, storage, fulfillment and returns processing.
The company said the new solution will complement its existing line-up of courier, freight, transportation and logistics services to provide a stronger supply chain offering.
The “one stop shop” supply chain solution should mean improving overall supply chain efficiency, reducing distribution costs and improving speed to market, Purolator claimed.
The new solution will particularly suit US firms doing business in Canada, Purolator said.
John Costanzo, the Purolator International president, said customers shipping to, from and within Canada were looking for ways to improve their Canadian distribution and supply chain operations.
“The Purolator Logistics solution expands on our current offering and will allow us to provide even more robust integrated supply chain and logistics solutions for U.S. companies that provide goods and services to the Canadian market,” said Costanzo.
Purolator, Inc., is 91% owned by Canada Post and provides about 20% of Canada Post Group’s revenue, turning over $1.6bn in 2013 and making a $66m pre-tax profit. The company has a network of 175 facilities, 129 retail shipping centres and more than 580 shipping agents.
Last year Purolator launched a new guaranteed business-to-consumer delivery service in partnership with Canada Post, called PuroPost, aimed at US retailers shipping to Canada.
The company, which has 11,633 employees, shipped 133m items in 2013, a 3.6% drop from the previous year.