E-commerce platform Sendcloud launches in UK

Sendcloud, a shipping platform for e-commerce businesses, is launching its services into the UK market.

Founded in the Netherlands in 2012, the company has grown to more than 15,000 customers across Europe.

The UK launch forms the next step in the company’s growth plans, following a €5
million Series A investment round in 2017.

According to Sendcloud’s recently commissioned e-commerce report, 53 per cent of European shoppers regularly order from international online stores, yet many consumers are still being left frustrated at the time and expense of international delivery services.

Its platform aims to reduce the complexity of international shipping by giving online retailers access to local carriers across Europe. The platform automates the challenges retailers face in the shipping and delivery process, reducing costs and improving delivery times.

The UK launch will let retailers integrate their e-commerce store with UK-based shipping carriers such as Royal Mail, DPD, UPS and Hermes, as well as both major and local European carriers.

Rob van den Heuvel, chief executive and co-founder at Sendcloud, said: “While
bricks and mortar stores continue to recover from the pandemic, e-commerce is booming and as a result, the online customer experience is becoming more demanding.

“Handing over a parcel is no longer a simple business transaction, but part of the overall customer experience, so creating a seamless experience is a win-win situation for both online retailers and consumers.”

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