Alliance offers local cost, time and compliance benefits for global direct-to-consumer businesses and immediate basket aggregation opportunities for growing ecommerce brands
New York, NY— September 27, 2022 — ESW, the world’s leading direct-to-consumer (DTC) ecommerce company, and global logistics leader SEKO Logistics (SEKO) jointly announced today that they have entered into a new partnership agreement, providing mutually complementary services to each other’s clients. The alliance, which helps to address the rising cost of cross-border ecommerce for DTC brands, will facilitate improved cost, time, and compliance benefits, and unlock access to a global ecommerce market expecting record growth again in 2022 to more than $5.55 trillion.
As part of the agreement, ESW will support SEKO’s roster of clients with global end-to-end ecommerce technology and services to help them expand their DTC businesses. SEKO, in turn, gives ESW’s clients immediate access to enhanced logistics and fulfilment support, including expanded in-country warehouse presence and returns centers at over 120 locations globally to provide faster and more convenient customer experience.
“This new partnership will provide SEKO and ESW’s combined roster of clients with superior global DTC ecommerce solutions,” said Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne, ESW’s President and CEO, Americas. “SEKO’s logistics leadership offers a globally scalable solution for warehousing and returns, bringing ESW clients all the benefits and growth potential of an ecommerce fulfilment network spanning 40 countries.”
The announcement comes as the world of global ecommerce, particularly in the last year, has shifted. With the rising cost of airfreight, cross-border ecommerce brands now recognize the need for local fulfilment to reduce shipping costs, expedite delivery times and address complex compliance issues.
“The size and scale of our global fulfilment footprint, combined with ESW’s ecommerce technology, makes this partnership so exciting. We have customers in our portfolio who want what ESW offers, so we bring immediate basket aggregation opportunities. This type of collaboration is driving the growth of the ecommerce ecosystem,” added Brian Bourke, Chief Growth Officer, SEKO Logistics. “Our partnership with ESW provides these solutions immediately, and we’ve already won our first fulfilment customers on the strength of our combined offering. We are giving SEKO’s ecommerce clients the chance to partner with ESW on their globalization journey.”
ESW is the leading global and domestic direct-to-consumer (DTC) ecommerce company, empowering the world’s best-loved brands and retailers to expand their DTC channel. ESW acquired Scalefast in June 2022, and the combined organization offers brands and retailers a complete portfolio of technology and services that cost-effectively support any stage of a company’s development. From compliance, data security, fraud protection, taxes and tariffs to demand generation, checkout, delivery, returns and customer service, our powerful combination of technology and human ingenuity covers the entire shopper journey across 200 markets, with 100% carbon neutral shipping to consumers. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, ESW has global offices in the US, UK, Spain, France, Italy, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. ESW is an Asendia Group company, a joint venture between La Poste and Swiss Post.
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About SEKO Logistics
Built on nearly 50 years of logistics expertise, SEKO Logistics is the no-nonsense global end-to-end logistics partner –from factoryto consumer. SEKO delivers sustainable client-first service, expert reliability and tech-driven shipping solutions that turn supply chains into a competitive differentiator. With over 150 offices in more than 40 countries, SEKO helps you move at the speed of commerce. Learn more at www.sekologistics.com.
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