Prime Vision and Hurricane Commerce in partnership

Logistics sector computer vision integration company Prime Vision is teaming up with e-commerce customs specialists Hurricane Commerce to offer customers a complete end-to-end data enhancement service on cross-border e-commerce parcels and packages.

Hurricane’s and Prime Vision’s partnership is to see the integration of their technologies. Prime Vision’s technology includes sorting decision systems, OCR, barcode reading, video-coding and robotics. Meanwhile, Hurricane’s tech includes its Zephyr data enhancement tool and its Aura cross-border duty and tax calculation system.

David Spottiswood, Co-founder of Hurricane, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Prime Vision and to be able to make our data enhancement software available to its customers.

“The regulatory landscape for anyone involved in cross-border e-commerce trade is changing dramatically.

“This started with Brexit in January, but since March 15, postal operators and their customers have also had to deal with the enforcement of the US STOP Act and the EU’s ICS2. Further major change comes in July with the introduction of the EU’s VAT reforms.

“All of these changes have one common denominator – the need for data of the highest calibre including accurate product descriptions, HS6 codes and country of origin.

Dirk Van Lammeren, Prime Vision’s Commercial Director, said: “We are excited to have teamed up with Hurricane Commerce to offer customers end-to-end data enhancement solutions.

“Postal operators, carriers and retailers are having to adapt quickly to the changing regulations to ensure they are compliant.

“Hurricane’s and Prime Vision’s solutions reinforce each other and together we will enable our customers to achieve frictionless cross-border e-commerce.”