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A DEAL between international forwarders U-Freight Group and global cloud specialists Easyship is expected to make price and delivery time information more readily available.

The arrangement is also expected to make shipping and delivery times more transparent.

Responding to demand for cross-border e-commerce, U-Freight Group and Easyship have expanded their partnership, building “ecommerce fulfilment centres” in the Netherlands, the UK and the US, allowing e-commerce merchants to ship products faster worldwide.

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Easyship cofounder Augustin Ceyrac said developments from the strengthened partnership, such as automating affordable warehousing, would help bring global change in shipping.

“We see tremendous potential in our expanded partnership with U-Freight, by providing a real breakthrough in simplifying the complex supply chain process all the way from label generation to the end-users’ homes,” Mr Ceyrac said.

UFL chief executive Simon Wong said the partnership demonstrated the companies’ commitment to small and medium enterprises and e-commerce merchants.

By growing the number of online channels for entrepreneurs to sell products into Europe and North America, Mr Wong said they would “allow even more shippers to take advantage of our e-commerce fulfilment services with the pricing and transit times they require to gain customer orders and build brand loyalty”. Easyship, alone has taken on 50 employees, working in offices in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Singapore, the UK and the USA.

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