WEYBRIDGE, England, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- eCommerce business Borderlinx - http://www.borderlinx.com - has signed an exclusive five year agreement with Citibank Singapore Ltd to enable Citibank customers in Singapore access the U.S. eTail market. In addition, Borderlinx has signed a five year contract with DHL Express, the world's leading express delivery and logistics company, to provide services on a global basis.
Citibank and Borderlinx's agreement gives shoppers in Singapore the opportunity to access the very best range of products from U.S. eTailers, and take advantage of lower prices. This service - 'GlobeShopper' - provides Singaporeans the convenience and flexibility to shop on US websites that do not either ship to locations outside of the US, or accept foreign-issued credit cards. GlobeShopper includes a free concierge service and the opportunity to consolidate shipments - giving Citibank customers further cost savings.
Borderlinx has a range of solutions that eTailers can take advantage of. These can either be integrated directly into their transactional platforms, or can operate as a stand alone system used directly by the consumer without impacting the eTailer's existing systems, processes or manpower. Borderlinx's service enables an eTailer's products to be immediately available to the international marketplace. Consumers using the service can order from multiple eTailers, and consolidate and store their purchases at a single point prior to shipping, thereby reducing unit shipping costs.
"This innovative agreement with Citibank will bring the unparalleled variety and choice available in the U.S. marketplace to the doorstep of Singapore." said Neill O' Sullivan, founder of Borderlinx. "It is a great pleasure to be working with DHL: their unrivalled service will ensure consumers purchases arrive safely and securely at their destination."
"Currently only a small proportion of U.S. eTailers provide customers with an international service," reports Douglas West, Marketing Director Borderlinx. "Until now, providing customers with accurate shipping information - which in itself is complex due to varied shipping charges based on volumetric weight and banded customs duties - is complicated. And similarly, providing shipping solutions, customer service support, and international payment options, has been challenging. However, Borderlinx's service accurately and securely manages these issues for both the eTailer and the consumer."
Mr Radha Suvarna, Director of Portfolio Management and Cross Sell, Credit Payment Products at Citibank Singapore Ltd says: "Our GlobeShopper service comes at a time when online shopping is a fast-growing trend in Singapore, particularly from U.S. websites. We want to capture and enlarge this fast growing segment by making it as easy for our customers to shop and ship from the U.S., as they would from a local retailer."
"Many U.S. businesses are addressing the need for revenue improvements by reaching out beyond their borders, and this requires strong partnerships which address the complexities and requirements of global transportation," said Charles Brewer, Executive Vice President of Sales, for DHL. "As a company with cross-border expertise serving over 225 countries and territories, DHL is the perfect partner to help Borderlinx's customers reach new markets quickly and reliably through the strongest global express transportation network in the industry."
About Borderlinx - http://www.borderlinx.com
Borderlinx is a global provider of innovative eCommerce management solutions that enable U.S. eTailers to sell to a global marketplace, and in turn allow global consumers to access the best quality products at the best possible prices. Established by experts in eCommerce, logistics management and international trade, Borderlinx is a U.K. based company which is rapidly becoming recognised as the leader in the field of Global eCommerce solutions.
Citi, the leading global financial services company, has some 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 100 countries, providing consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, and wealth management. Major brand names under Citi's trademark red arc include Citibank, CitiFinancial, Primerica, Citi Smith Barney and Banamex. Additional information may be found at http://www.citigroup.com or http://www.citi.com.
DHL is the global market leader of the international express and logistics industry, specializing in providing innovative and customized solutions from a single source. DHL offers expertise in express, air and ocean freight, overland transport, contract logistic solutions as well as international mail services, combined with worldwide coverage and an in-depth understanding of local markets. DHL's international network links more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. Some 300,000 employees, including more than 40,000 employees in the U.S., are dedicated to providing fast and reliable services that exceed customers' expectations.
Founded in San Francisco in 1969, DHL is a Deutsche Post World Net brand. The group generated revenues of more than 63 billion euros (more than US$93 billion) in 2007.
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