Emirates Post selects Hurricane for e-commerce expansion

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Emirates Post says it has chosen Hurricane Commerce as a data partner to support its global e-commerce expansion strategy. The postal operator for the UAE notes it has invested heavily in its international parcels business with the ambition of becoming a seamless gateway and strategic logistics hub for cross-border e-commerce traffic.

Hurricane says it will support Emirates Post across various parts of its business, with a major focus on providing best-in-class data solutions for its international business unit. Emirates Post says that its main objective is to develop a global B2C parcel business leveraging the UAE as a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) hub.

Hurricane’s Zephyr solution will be used to ensure that shipments have the right data – including HS6 codes, product descriptions and 8- and 10-digit import and export codes – to pass smoothly through customs and on to the end consumer. Furthermore, its Aura product will cover the three critical cross-border areas of duty and tax calculation, prohibited and restricted goods screening and denied parties screening.

Peter Somers, CEO of Emirates Post, commented, “The expansion of our international e-commerce parcels business is one of our top priorities. To achieve this requires working with best-in-class partners. We were impressed by the experience and knowledge of the Hurricane team and the quality of the data solutions they have developed. The partnership with Hurricane represents an important part of our cross-border e-commerce growth strategy.”

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