Logistics and supply chain company Geodis has expanded Geodis MyParcel – a direct-to-customer intercontinental delivery service from the USA to 27 European countries – to Canada.
The MyParcel service was launched in 2020, with the goal of progressively expanding globally, as seen with the addition of the Canadian market. As a by-product of the Covid-19 pandemic, cross-border e-commerce activity has grown drastically as consumers have altered buying behaviors by increasingly turning to the online purchase of goods.
Global retail e-commerce sales reached US$4.3tn in 2020 and are expected to jump to US$5.4tn in 2022. In particular, the Canadian retail e-commerce market grew by an astounding 75% in 2020, the second fastest-growing market globally. Canadian e-commerce sales are predicted to top US$500bn in 2022.
The International Post Corporation reports that 25% of global customers cited a long delivery time as the top issue related to cross-border e-commerce. To help navigate this challenge, GeodisMyParcel guarantees fast, reliable delivery within 4-6 days to meet customer demand. Geodis MyParcel also features a tax and customs duty calculator displayed at the shopping cart level to provide complete price transparency to customers before the transaction is completed, which can improve overall client satisfaction by eliminating surprise fees upon delivery.
Manoj Pankaj, vice president of cross-border e-commerce and B2C Shipping at Geodis in Americas, said, “With no end in sight for current cross-border e-commerce trends, it is vital brands today implement international shipping into their operations to meet demand and remain competitive. With the expansion of Geodis MyParcel into Canada, we are enabling our customers to further strengthen their international presence and growth potential by accessing a new, rapidly growing market.
“Ultimately, Geodis MyParcel is designed to offer the right balance between speed and price at a transparent, total landed cost. As a result of Geodis’s end-to-end global transportation network, fully integrated digital platform and deep e-commerce expertise across a team of logistics professionals, Geodis MyParcel provides domestic e-commerce brands with a simple way to go global.”