Billy Reid, and Rickshaw Bagworks Collaborate with Pitney Bowes

U.S. retailers help create seamless global e-commerce experience for consumers

Stamford, CT—Sept. 5, 2012—Pitney Bowes Inc., announced that it is collaborating with Billy Reid, and Rickshaw Bagworks to help them expand their online reach to shoppers around the world.  The U.S.-based retailers are using Pitney Bowes’s e-commerce software and international shipping services to help offer a seamless and convenient cross-border purchasing experience for international buyers. 

The companies are using Pitney Bowes’s e-commerce solutions to offer international buyers the ability to receive a guaranteed, fully-landed cost quote that includes importation fees during the online checkout process. Displaying fully-landed costs upfront helps ensure there are no surprises for buyers with additional fees at the time of delivery.

“Advances in technology and flexible shipping options are continuing to open up opportunities for U.S. retailers to offer luxury apparel and unique accessories to online shoppers around the world,” said Craig Reed, vice president, e-commerce solutions for Pitney Bowes.  “We are delighted to be collaborating with Billy Reid, and Rickshaw Bagworks to help simplify the challenges associated with international e-commerce and create convenient shopping experiences for buyers abroad.”

Pitney Bowes allows us to give our customers fully-landed, fully-guaranteed quotes which increases our customers’ confidence, and prevents any surprises from unexpected duties and taxes,” said Chris Schroeder, director of sales and marketing for San Francisco-based Rickshaw Bagworks.  “This solution gives us more competitive rates and allows us to create a better customer service experience. We saw an immediate lift in international conversion.”

Billy Reid is a designer of men’s luxury apparel, women’s luxury apparel and accessories with a flagship store in Florence, Ala., and locations around the United States.

Based in Los Angeles, is an online luxury fashion retailer that offers designer shoes, clothing, and accessories for the modern woman through unique and interactive technologies.  The online retailer features thousands of items from the world’s top designers representing more than 40 brands, and offers style-conscious women a personalized high-fashion online shopping experience.

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