Sendcloud, a provider offering an all-in-one shipping platform for e-commerce businesses, has announced a launch into the UK market. The company notes that online sales in the UK have skyrocketed lately, showing year-on-year growth in August of 51.6%, with further growth set to come from demand outside the UK in the coming years.
According to its recently commissioned e-commerce report, 53% of European shoppers ordered from international online stores in the past 12 months, yet many consumers are still being left frustrated at the time and expense of international delivery services.
The company claims that its all-in-one shipping platform reduces the complexity of international shipping by giving online retailers access to local carriers across Europe, turning cross-border shipping into a stress-free sales accelerator. Its platform automates the challenges retailers face in the shipping and delivery process, reducing costs and improving delivery times while providing retailers with a full-service system that works from checkout to returns.
Sendcloud says that the launch of its platform in the UK will provide online retailers with the ability to integrate their e-commerce store with UK-based shipping carriers such as Royal Mail, DPD, UPS and Hermes, as well as both major and local European carriers.
Rob van den Heuvel, CEO and co-founder, Sendcloud, commented, “While bricks and mortar stores continue to recover from the pandemic, e-commerce is booming and as a result, the online customer experience is becoming more demanding. Handing over a parcel is no longer a simple business transaction but part of the overall customer experience, so creating a seamless experience is a win-win situation for both online retailers and consumers. Launching Sendcloud into the UK market provides a great opportunity for us to empower British e-commerce businesses and retailers with a simple, scalable shipping solution.”