Pro Carrier uses Hurricane Commerce for complete cross-border eCommerce experience
Pro Carrier, the cross-border delivery business of British logistics group DG International, is partnering with technology specialist Hurricane Commerce to ensure its retail customers’ parcels flow smoothly through customs.
The company has integrated Hurricane’s data enhancement Zephyr API and its Aura API, which supports on duty and tax calculation, prohibited and restricted goods screening and denied party screening.
The partnership forms a key part of Pro Carrier’s goal of providing UK eCommerce merchants with a complete cross-border delivery solution.
Gary Tervit, Pro Carrier’s Managing Director, said: “We believe we have the most comprehensive set of solutions for eCommerce customers and the integration of Hurricane’s game-changing APIs on data enhancement and compliance are an integral part of our offer.”
He explained: “The onset of Brexit and other major regulatory changes like the US STOP Act and ICS2 are presenting some serious challenges for international retailers.
“By working with partners like Hurricane we can give our customers total peace of mind on key areas such as product descriptions, HS6 codes, calculating the correct duties and taxes and ensuring you are not sending prohibited or restricted goods into countries or exporting items to people on denied party lists.”
Tervit added: “We are investing heavily in Pro Carrier’s technology capability and our team of specialists as part of our growth plans for 2021 and beyond.”
Established in 2019, Pro Carrier is the cross border ecommerce delivery arm of DG International, offering a range of international packet, parcel and express delivery services for retailers selling cross-border. The new subsidiary’s launch came after DG International took on the opportunity to develop the international delivery capability for domestically-focused parcels carrier Yodel last year.
David Spottiswood, co-founder of Hurricane Commerce, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Pro Carrier as part of their strategy of providing their UK retail customers with the most complete cross-border eCommerce service.
“The opportunities for merchants to be part of the seismic growth in eCommerce are vast, but so are the regulatory hurdles that need to be met. Hurricane’s Zephyr and Aura APIs were created specifically to help merchants, marketplaces, platforms, postal operators and carriers put themselves in the best possible place to grow their businesses and ensure compliance,” he underlined.