The International Post Corporation (IPC) has announced that in 2019 the number of e-commerce items sent through its Interconnect network totalled 60 million. This represents the highest yearly volume seen since the network’s launch.
According to IPC, December was a particularly busy month, with 6.7 million items passing through the network of 30 operators.
IPC is confident that as e-commerce volumes continue to grow and members are more confident with the Interconnect service, the number of items passing through the network will keep increasing.
Over the coming year, IPC’s aim is to further expand the membership by reaching out to non-member posts. Moreover, IPC will continue expanding its range of e-commerce services to improve the cross-border e-commerce experience and strengthen the posts’ market position.
One such service is the Postal Delivery Duties Paid, which would allow for the payment of taxes, duties and handling charges at the point of purchase on the e-seller’s website, making available the payable amount to the destination post for payment to the customs.
For more information about the Interconnect network read this leaflet.