July 13, 2010 ChannelAdvisor and Bongo International Partner to Extend International Shipping to Online Retailers
ChannelAdvisor and Bongo International Partner to Extend International Shipping to Online Retailers
New offering creates additional revenue opportunity for ChannelAdvisor customers
Research Triangle Park, NC – July 13, 2010 – ChannelAdvisor, a solution provider that enables online retailers to improve efficiency and increase revenue, today announced a partnership with Bongo International that enables international shipping for ChannelAdvisor’s online retailer customers, effectively opening up the global marketplace. ChannelAdvisor Webstore customers can now add international shipping capability to their checkout in just hours, allowing them to provide shoppers with real-time international shipping costs, local currency, language translation and an expected delivery date.
“Many of our retailers receive interest from international buyers, but they don’t have the bandwidth to manage the intricacies of shipping internationally,” said ChannelAdvisor CEO Scot Wingo. “We’re partnering with Bongo International to equip our customers to sell more by expanding their target market from the U.S. to the global online community.”
Handling all taxes and customs rules, and taking no longer than a week to ship products, Bongo International can send products immediately or hold the goods to be consolidated with other U.S. purchases, saving the shopper up to 82 percent off common carrier rates.
“We strive to offer value to both the U.S. retailer and the international customer simultaneously,” said Greg Sack, president of sales with Bongo International. “We currently help more than 800 retailers expand their business around the globe, and we’re looking forward to extending that service to ChannelAdvisor’s 3,500-plus customers.”
SnowSportDeals.com has activated Bongo International shipping on its ChannelAdvisor Webstore checkout. “When our international customers order online, we simply ship the order to Bongo in Connecticut, who then ships it on to the buyer,” said Chris Chapman, owner of SnowSportDeals.com. “Since adding international shipping capability, we’re able to reach an entirely new demographic that our products have never been exposed to before. We’re thrilled to offer an additional service to our customers, and we’re eagerly anticipating the business opportunity this presents for our company.”
Bongo International also screens international shoppers to prevent fraudulent orders, resulting in an impressive 0.00 percent fraud rate throughout company history. For international buyers, Bongo offers a one-off purchase plan or a subscription plan that provides additional shipping savings.
For more information on adding Bongo International to your ChannelAdvisor checkout, tune in to a joint webinar being held Tuesday, July 20, 2010. To register visit www.channeladvisor.com/webinars.
About Bongo International
Bongo International has developed processes and solutions that resolve the every day challenges merchants experience when communicating and selling to international consumers.. They have created over 800 retail partnerships that trust Bongo to process, consolidate, and forward their items to over 223 countries worldwide. From the active tracking of inbound and outbound shipments to and from the Bongo warehouse, to ensuring the proper packaging is used to protect goods, Bongo employees are working tirelessly to ensure the international customer has a positive experience.
The goal is to provide a simple and cost effective solution to the ever growing international market. Whether you are overseas looking for products in the US, or you are a US business looking to expand worldwide click here, Bongo International is the company for you. Get what you want, where you want it! For more information visit BongoUS.com