Digitalization and global standards are tearing down geographical and operative boundaries between formerly separate and independent business sectors.
Merchants & Marketplaces
Post & CEP Operators
Ecommerce Service Providers
We help merchants & marketplaces comply with new global & EU regulations (e.g. VAT, customs, compliant product declarations), to leverage commercial & postal delivery channels, and proactively leverage
market changes such as parcelization.
We enable post & CEP operators to leverage the global postal network, digitalize, comply with EU regulations & UPU
tariff models, compete with digitally superior marketplaces and 3PL/4PL, & avoid “commoditization”
of last mile delivery.
We assist 3PL/4PL & IT service providers in implementing end-to-end
digitalization, seamlessly integrating into delivery networks, providing multichannel / multicarrier
shipping solutions, & leveraging the EU 3rd Mobility Package.
Are You Ready To Leverage These 3 Trends?
Outstanding opportunities await innovative and forward-thinking businesses in the digital commerce & logistics industry.
All upstream & downstream processes will be become digital, hugely enhancing efficiency along the entire value chain.
Open standards create level playing fields, broadening stakeholder access and encouraging cooperative business models.
Secure access for all stakeholders – anytime, anyplace, anywhere – creating distributed & resilient networks for the pandemic era.
And Profit From The New Regulatory Frameworks?
The changing regulatory landscape will revolutionize the operating environment over the coming 5 years.
EU eCommerce VAT package from 1 July 2021, mandating fully
digital handling of import customs & VAT on all transactions, with import
VAT due on every shipment to the EU
Electronic advanced data (EAD) from 1 January 2021, mandated
by the UPU for all commercial items sent cross-border
EU Mobility package with its EU Transport Data Model (EUTDM) introducing
the use of electronic freight transport information (eFTI)
Universal Postal Union (UPU) overhaul of postal tariffs
and remuneration, impacting postal delivery pricing models
Full digitalization of transport & logistic corridors /
EU Digital Service Act to increase citizens’ safety online
and protect their fundamental rights
EU Digital Strategy will create a modern legal framework for
EU’s Green Deal and the digitalization of commerce impacts
business environment for courier, express and parcel operators
“The amateurs discuss tactics: the professionals discuss logistics.”
We Provide The Support You Need
We help you transform these disruptions into opportunities, refine your business model, and secure your competitive advantage.
35+ Years' Experience
We serve a
wide variety of European & international clients in all
areas of Digital Commerce & Logistics.
We explain national and regional
differences, identify key players, outline technological
developments & regulatory changes, analyse competitors and business models
so clients can be confident of getting the returns they seek.
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New regulations mean postal operators must digitalize to stay in the market, while commercial operators and marketplaces need to add the postal channel to their solution portfolio.
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Omnichannel & Carrier
Digitalization is fundamentally changing the nature of logistics – leading to real-time control of the supply chain, switching between carriers & delivery channels based on rules, price and service level, and new digital value added services.
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A fully digital supply chain relies on a technology and digital infrastructure ecosystem. It's about new software, flexible & scalable hardware, machine learning, and make/partner/buy decisions.