Pitney Bowes has announced that it will continue to support eBay sellers as the e-commerce platform transitions from the Global Shipping Program (GSP) to eBay’s new international shipping service.

Both programs support sellers who sell across borders in the United States. The global shipping and handling company also said it has renewed its agreement with eBay to continue supporting eBay’s global shipping program.

For the US and UK programs, Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI) will provide technical, compliance and distribution services to vendors.

As our relationship enters its second decade, Pitney Bowes is excited to be part of eBay’s new vision to make international selling as easy and seamless as home delivery for those who eBay sells to buyers around the world,” said Gregg Zegras, executive vice president and president. of global e-commerce at Pitney Bowes.

Pitney Bowes has been working with eBay since 2012 in the US and since 2014 in the UK

eBay’s global shipping policy makes it easy and eliminates the hassles associated with selling internationally. We look forward to working with Pitney Bowes to drive growth for those who sold us,” said Cristian van Tienhoven, Chief Operating Officer, eBay UK.

eBay CEO Jamie Iannone announced the new international shipping program in September at the eBay Open Seller Conference. According to the company, the program offers an average profit of 13% for sales for international business. EBay handles international returns and includes seller protection where the customer says the item has not been received. To take advantage of this, sellers need to ship their items to the eBay site and eBay will take care of the international shipping part.

Pitney Bowes has ramped up its e-commerce efforts over the past two years. Pitney Bowes has undertaken a series of network upgrades since the 2020 peak to boost its e-commerce and package delivery services. These include:

  • New e-commerce locations in Boston, Columbus, Ohio, Seattle and Dallas.
  • Improved tracking and visibility of packages within its network and access to customers and their customers.
  • Increased use of machine learning and data science to predict expected delivery dates more accurately.
  • Expanded Transportation owned by Pitney Bowes.

In March, the company announced it was expanding its partnership with Ambi Robotics, spending $23 million to expand the use of AmbiSort’s AI-powered robotic AmbiSort system in e-commerce centers across the United States. AmbiSort was used at Pitney Bowes’ Stockton, California, location during the peak season of 2021. According to the company, it will almost double the processing of shipments in the Pitney Bowes area.

In August, Pitney Bowes announced that it will start an e-commerce road service in the Dallas market using Gatik’s Class 6 self-driving trucks. . Customized Shipping is a direct-to-consumer e-commerce shipping service for retail businesses. It offers national, regional and international shipping and brand tracking. The company expects package growth between 5% and 10% per year from 2022 to 2027. The total volume could reach up to 40 billion per year by 2027.

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