Hong Kong, April 1, 2019, 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.