Hurricane offers a suite of API solutions to aid global shipping export and import costs, as well as staying compliant in an ever changing customs regulatory market
Emirates Post opts for Hurricane Commerce cross border data partner
Emirates Post, 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. It’s no real surprise to see Emirates Post joining a host of other carriers and signing up to use Hurricane as their cross border data partner. Hurricane and their solutions have come at just the right time as international shipping becomes ever more complex with electronic pre-advice turning into a pre-requisite. Hurricane really are the experts in this field and domestically are also Royal Mail’s preferred partner.
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.”
– Peter Somers, CEO, Emirates Post
“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.”
– Martyn Noble, CEO, Hurricane Commerce
Martyn Noble was a cohost and speaker at Tamebay Live in May. You can learn more about the challenges of managing cross-border data in an increasingly regulated world by watching his masterclass, which examines for merchants, marketplaces and others involved in international ecommerce, what good looks like and how to nail it.
“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.”
– David Spottiswood, Co-Founder, Hurricane Commerce