DESW receives investment from UKP Worldwide

MD of the mail and parcel delivery specialist UKP Worldwide (UKPW), Lee Bucktrout has invested in DES Worldwide (DESW).

DESW specialises in handling complex international direct entry mail, customising international mailings to local markets that they are being sent to. It was founded in 2003 by Phil Coleman.

DESW has recently extended its reach beyond wholesale, and has developed new delivery options to e-commerce brands and retailers.

In a statement, UKPW said that the investment in DESW will enable it to add “new parcel delivery solutions, and new and better international delivery routes to its existing ecommerce portfolio”.

According to UKPW: “Phil Coleman and his team have specialised in developing integrated end-to-end international solutions providing true added value for their retail customers.

“A key advantage for UKPW’S retailers will be access to DESW’s parcel tracking portal, PacketPort, which  provides simple and straightforward collection, tracking, fully managed returns, accurate record keeping and reporting on ecommerce shipments. PacketPort has the significant benefit of being easily integrated into existing customer systems and providing  total control and transparency over shipments from door-to-door.

“UKPW specialises in distributing direct mail, catalogues, magazines and ecommerce goods. The investment in DESW will help UKPW increase its share of the ecommerce market by combining expertise to provide a clear commercial advantage for customers who are seeking a competitively priced and better user experience for the despatch of their parcels.”

Bucktrout added: “My investment in DESW enables us to expand the very strong range of existing products and services we offer to businesses wishing to trade cross-border. This is a great opportunity for both businesses, DES is a strategic partner that complements our work  in international parcel delivery services and will support us in capturing more opportunities and value in the rapidly growing  ecommerce market.”
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