Emirates Post Picks Hurricane Commerce as Data Partner
Emirates Post has chosen Hurricane Commerce as the data partner to support its global eCommerce expansion strategy.
The postal operator for the UAE has invested heavily in its international parcels business with the ambition of becoming a seamless gateway and strategic logistics hub for cross-border eCommerce traffic.
Hurricane will be supporting Emirates Post across various parts of its business, but with a major focus on providing best-in-class data solutions for its International Business Unit.
Emirates Post’s objective is to develop a global B2C parcel business leveraging the UAE as a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) hub.
The partnership with Hurricane also fits with Emirates Post’s ongoing investment in digitization across all of its systems and processes to ensure the best possible customer experience.
Hurricane’s Zephyr solution ensures 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.
Meanwhile, Hurricane’s Aura product covers the three critical cross-border areas of duty and tax calculation, prohibited and restricted goods screening and denied parties screening.
Major regulatory challenges including the US STOP Act and, from July 1, the EU VAT Package and introduction of the Import One-Stop Shop (IOSS) mean that the requirement for complete and valid parcel data has never been greater.
Peter Somers, CEO of Emirates Post, said: “The expansion of our international eCommerce parcels business is one of our top priorities and 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 eCommerce growth strategy.”
Martyn Noble, CEO of Hurricane Commerce, said: “We are delighted to have been selected by Emirates Post as its data partner.
“The team at Emirates Post are innovators in the Middle East and have exciting plans to become the region’s global eCommerce hub.”
David Spottiswood, Co-Founder of Hurricane Commerce, said: “Emirates Post recognises the importance of harnessing data solutions not only as a means of ensuring seamless cross-border trade, but also to provide its customers with the best possible experience.
“In a world of ever-increasing rules and regulations governing global eCommerce trade, such an approach has never been more important.”