Jersey Post, the universal service provider for the island of Jersey in the UK, has invested in Miami-based management consulting firm Global eParcel Solutions (GePS) as part of its strategy to increase its international network.
GePS is a cross-border e-commerce business that specializes in both postal and commercial shipments from the USA to worldwide destinations. GePS has also diversified into freight forwarding and fulfilment to meet customer demand for an end-to-end solution.
Tim Brown, chief executive at Jersey Post, said, “We recognize that our primary base and market is Jersey. As a locally grown business, we have a duty to evolve our services in order to meet the changing needs of Jersey-based customers and businesses. Not only does the investment in GePS provide extended, international services to fulfill the needs of Jersey businesses, wherever they operate, it will also provide valuable returns to support the ongoing and long-term provision of our on-island delivery network.”
Tom Alfonso, managing director of GePS, added, “This investment is hugely exciting for us and our business. Not only does it us support our desire for global expansion, in particular through Europe, but it also strengthens our organizational structure, providing access to an extended range of skills and support services to strengthen our own business development.
The investment takes immediate effect but has no impact on reporting structure or headcount for either party.”
March 2, 2017