Geodis launches new B2C offering for cross-border online sales

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Geodis is introducing a new, guaranteed four-to-six-day B2C delivery service from the United States to 27 European countries for companies seeking to develop their international online sales.

It is noticed that many web users abandon their online purchases halfway through the process due to high shipping costs, delivery times seen as too long, customs fees and taxes that are not revealed until after payment or even the lack of a clear return policy.

To overcome these hurdles, Geodis is launching ‘Geodis MyParcel’, a direct-to-customer intercontinental delivery service with guaranteed delivery times at a lower cost.  “With the explosive growth of international ecommerce, our customers want to offer consumers a premium service at a completely transparent price,” explains Manoj Pankaj, vice president cross-border ecommerce, Geodis.

This new end-to-end service will initially ship small packages from the United States to the end consumer in 27 European countries within four to six days. The service is to be progressively expanded globally. It includes validation of delivery addresses and merchandise HS codes, a tax and customs duty calculator (displayed throughout the payment process), as well as an option to reschedule delivery, and shipment tracking at all key stages.

With Geodis MyParcel, Geodis provides brands with a simple, innovative way to launch or increase their ecommerce sales on a global scale. “We are helping them to develop to their full potential in new markets by strengthening their international field of action,” says Ashwani Nath, global head of e-channel solutions of Geodis. “In the coming months we will be adding new geographical areas, both in terms of destinations and countries of origin as part of our global ecommerce strategy”.

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