ETrak to use Hurricane Commerce for DDP solution

Parcel Monkey’s delivery management system ETrak has announced it is using postal software suppliers Hurricane Commerce’s Aura API for a Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) solution for cross border e-commerce.

The Hurricane Commerce Aura API allows merchants to calculate taxes and duties on shipments via a landed cost engine. It can also screen out prohibited and restricted goods as well as denied parties.

Thanks to Brexit and other regulatory barriers to sending cross-border parcels a DDP solution has become increasingly important for e-commerce merchants. Parcel Monkey’s ETrak will meet demand for these element of cross border shipping.

Martyn Noble, CEO of Hurricane Commerce, said, “We are delighted to have been selected as the landed cost engine partner for the ETrak delivery management system. Parcel Monkey in partnership with The Delivery Group are committed to providing their customers with the best-possible experience which, in turn, will enable their customers to achieve substantial growth in their cross-border e-commerce trade.

“The fast-moving regulatory landscape is providing retailers, marketplaces and carriers with significant challenges, but the international growth opportunities are vast for those who put in place the best-possible processes and systems. Pivotal to this is the need to ensure that packets and parcels have complete and valid electronic data, and that online retailers are able to be transparent with their customers about the duties and taxes that are payable.”

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