UKP Worldwide Becomes Approved USPS Global Direct Entry (GDE) Wholesaler
UKP Worldwide has launched a Global Direct Entry (GDE) service – helping businesses deliver eCommerce goods to their U.S. customers. As an approved Global Direct Entry Wholesaler for the United States Postal Service (USPS), it allows companies to ship directly to their U.S. customers’ from many destinations around the world quickly. Specialising in international mailing, distribution and eCommerce logistics, UKP Worldwide has been sending goods to the U.S. on behalf of its customers for more than 14 years. In 2010, the company set up a subsidiary in New Jersey, where the company has been working directly with the United States Postal Service. As a result, the company has been providing parcel and address sortation services to their customers, allowing them to benefit from postal sortation discounts.
Lee Bucktrout, Managing Director, UKP Worldwide says “The UK has the highest share of online retailing in the world and is the second biggest online retail exporter, beaten only by the USA. 2013 saw £32billion online retail sales in the UK, of which £4.2billion was international customers. By 2020, the value of UK eCommerce is estimated to be £68billion. Online consumers increasingly expect visibility and delivery notifications throughout the whole process and don’t expect the delivery of goods to cost more than the product they have paid for. This is especially the case when ordering goods from overseas where cross border shipping can be a real cost issue for the consumer, and at times a barrier to export for the retailer. Our U.S. service is efficient, trackable and offers a cost effective alternate to expensive courier shipments. Our customers have been able to improve their delivery time and provide their U.S. consumers a tracked service with email notification that’s resulted in lower costs, quicker delivery and the recipient being updated at each stage of the delivery.”
UKP Worldwide will be attending the eCommerce Expo, Olympia, London on 1st-2nd October and the World Mail & Express Show, Kuala Lumpur on 14th-16th October 2014. UKP Worldwide will be available to discuss full details of the GDE service and advise how you and your customers could benefit.