UKP Worldwide invests in DES Worldwide

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Lee Bucktrout, owner and managing director of UKP Worldwide

UKP Worldwide (UKPW), the UK and US-based international mail and parcel delivery specialist, has invested in DES Worldwide (DESW).

UKPW specializes in distributing direct mail, catalogs, magazines and e-commerce goods to the USA, Mexico, Ireland, Australia and Europe. The company has an in-depth knowledge of the US market through its US subsidiary and partnership with the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Founded in 2003, DESW has established itself as an expert in handling complex international direct entry mail. Most recently, DESW extended its reach beyond the wholesale market, developing new delivery options for e-commerce brands and retailers.

The investment in DESW will enable UKPW to add new parcel delivery solutions and better international delivery routes to its existing e-commerce portfolio. A key advantage for UKPW’S retailers will be access to DESW’s parcel tracking portal, PacketPort, which provides simple and straightforward collection, tracking, fully managed returns, accurate record keeping and reporting on e-commerce shipments.

Lee Bucktrout, owner and managing director of UKP Worldwide, said, “This is a great opportunity for both businesses, DES is a strategic partner that complements our work in international parcel delivery services and will support us in capturing more opportunities and value in the rapidly growing e-commerce market.”

To support its expansion, UKPW has appointed Paul Taylor as an advisor to help develop the company’s strategic activity in the mail and parcels market. Taylor was previously with Spring Global Delivery Solutions and before that Swiss Post International.

June 22, 2017

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