Growing Globally During the Holidays: TrueShip Announces Partnership with APC Postal Logistics to Offer Discount International Shipping Options
August 21, 2014
TrueShip shipping software has announced that they’ve partnered with APC Postal Logistics’ parcelConnect service to offer discount international shipping rates to its user base.
TrueShip shipping software (http://www.trueship.com) has announced that they have partnered with APC Postal Logistics (http://www.apc-pli.com) to offer their parcelConnect service to users of ReadyShipper shipping software. The addition of APC Postal Logistics enables TrueShip to now connect its user base with the discounted international shipping rates that are featured in the popular parcelConnect service.
The APC Postal Logistics parcelConnect service combines with ReadyShipper – and the required Endicia and APC Postal Logistics accounts – to connect users to the best discounts on international shipping. Users can now save as much as 50% off the standard international shipping rates by utilizing these services.
Billions of packages are shipped overseas each year from the U.S., delivered by major carriers that charge premium international postage rates. The goal of TrueShip partnering with APC Postal Logistics is to enable users of ReadyShipper shipping software with a means to offer their customers discounted international shipping options at time of checkout, intended to help e-retailers attract more international orders and to increase sales volumes.
Ecommerce stores lose an estimated $16 billion per year due to shopping cart abandonment rates. According to recent studies, 65% of all shoppers that visit an online store will abandon their shopping cart. A contributing factor is the cost of shipping, according to numerous reports, a key reason why 54% of shoppers abandon their carts online. One study found that 73% of respondents stated that shipping prices were a key element in them making a purchase or abandoning their shopping cart. These numbers represent a good reason why e-retailers should be progressive in their approach to offering discount shipping options for both domestic and international online shoppers.
APC Postal Logistics simplifies the process of sending international shipments by providing solutions for international address formats, customs, duties and taxes, delivery times, and also by managing the expectations of international recipients. New users of ReadyShipper qualify for a complementary APC Postal Logistics account after being qualified over the phone by APC Postal Logistics.
“We are thrilled to partner with APC Postal Logistics,” stated Daniel Koernke, President of Sales at TrueShip. “This partnership gives TrueShip users a fantastic new option to save lots of money on their international shipments, and makes the process of creating their labels and documentation much easier. It addresses a serious pain point for many online sellers, and allows all TrueShip users to expand globally with confidence.”
TrueShip will be hosting a free online webinar on Wed, August 27, 2014, at 1pm PST to provide a look at how ecommerce businesses can simplify their international shipping and reduce their international shipping costs by up to 50%. Interested parties can sign-up to attend the free webinar by visiting: http://www.trueship.com/demo-times.