Endicia Global Service Provides Fast Customs Clearance in Brazil
USPS label-printing software Endicia has launched a new service to make it easier for US merchants to send parcels to buyers in Brazil.
Endicia Global Service provides quicker customs clearance, package tracking and affordable rates for businesses shipping to Brazil. A beta release of the service is available immediately, with general availability scheduled for summer 2015. The service is set to expand to additional countries in Latin America and the Caribbean by the end of 2015.
"This new program could significantly increase revenues for companies who want to sell their products in Brazil, but gave up because of the cost and delays," said Endicia's co-founder and general manager, Amine Khechfé. "Latin America is the world's second fastest-growing ecommerce market, according to a 2014 Internet Retailer study. Thanks to an increasingly digital culture, Brazil is leading this growth, presenting an opportunity for U.S.-based online businesses."
The Endicia Global Service for SMBs offers same-day customs clearance by pre-paying import duty. Shipments can clear customs in as little as six hours in contrast to an average of five days for packages that are not shipped duty-paid. Shipments are delivered in 8 to 10 days with end-to-end tracking. Endicia provides international address verification and generates the pre-paid customs label.
"Brazil's market offers a tremendous opportunity for U.S.-based online sellers, but up until this point, it's been difficult for businesses to access it," said Khechfé. "Our new service eliminates the difficulties for sellers and makes shipping to Brazil as easy as shipping in the United States."
Endicia Global Service is available through the Endicia Professional service plan.
Endicia's main rival Stamps.com announced it's intention to acquire Endicia in March 2015.