Borderfree.com Goes Live; Helps Australian Shoppers Reach the World’s Most Iconic Retailers for Seamless Cross-border Holiday Shopping

Newly launched website helps global shoppers in more than 220 countries and territories find the perfect gift this holiday season.

SYDNEY, November 24, 2016…Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI), a global technology company that provides innovative products and solutions to power commerce, has launched its Borderfree.com site, which provides a uniquely global online shopping experience for Australian consumers as well as consumers around the world. Showcasing iconic retailers in the US, the UK, and Australia in one convenient location, Australians can now shop cross-border from their favourite retailers seamlessly and without hassle.

 

The newly launched website gives cross-border shoppers in countries and territories around the world the ability to shop from retailers using the Borderfree platform, via a fast and secure checkout. Beyond this, customers using Borderfree.com gain access to exclusive member-only offers, as well as multi-merchant order tracking, among other shopping conveniences. The site offers free account sign-up and the unique opportunity for consumers to make purchases in Australian dollars, with full costs guaranteed at time of payment. 

 

Using the Borderfree.com website and the Borderfree platform, cross-border shoppers are able to:

  • Enjoy exclusive deals and great savings at the world’s favourite brands by browsing a variety of duty free and holiday offers on Borderfree.com
  • Check out with a preferred payment method, language and currency on the retailer’s site with Borderfree express checkout
  • Track orders online at Borderfree.com for more than 250 retailers
  • Contact Borderfree multilingual customer service.

 

To help cross-border shoppers find that perfect gift, Borderfree.com also released the 2016 Holiday Gift Guide that promotes retailers offering a seamless cross-border shopping experience. The Guide highlights gift ideas for everyone on a shopper’s list. 

 

“Consumers around the world who love to explore and shop top brands now have a compelling experience,” says Lila Snyder, Executive Vice President and President, Global Ecommerce at Pitney Bowes. “The new Borderfree.com encourages cross-border shoppers to try new brands and the 2016 Holiday Gift Guide will inspire shoppers to make sure their special someone – even if it is themselves – receives a unique holiday gift.”

 

Pitney Bowes’ Global Online Shopping Study found that 86% of surveyed Australians have shopped cross-border in the last year and over the recent US Black Friday, Australia was ranked third in orders compared to over 135 countries and territories shopping US retailers.   The Borderfree.com site is a resource for the growing population of shoppers looking for items that they cannot find locally. For example, an Australian shopper can set up a free account at Borderfree.com that stores their address and preferences, and easily shop a variety of retailers from the US and UK. That person can then can track their orders all on one site. More than 100,000 shoppers from around the world have already signed up for accounts on the recently launched Borderfree.com site.

 

Pitney Bowes offers the Borderfree retail experience to consumers as part of its Global Ecommerce business. The Global Ecommerce business includes cross-border ecommerce solutions and shipping management solutions. On its cross-border ecommerce software platforms, more than 250 direct merchants and online marketplaces ship millions of parcels to over 200 countries and territories worldwide.

 

About Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI), is a global technology company powering billions of transactions – physical and digital – in the connected and borderless world of commerce. Clients around the world, including 90 percent of the Fortune 500, rely on products, solutions and services from Pitney Bowes in the areas of customer information management, location intelligence, customer engagement, shipping, mailing, and global ecommerce.  And with the innovative Pitney Bowes Commerce Cloud, clients can access the broad range of Pitney Bowes solutions, analytics, and APIs to drive commerce. For additional information visit Pitney Bowes, the Craftsmen of Commerce, at www.pitneybowes.com

# # #

 

Contact:

Kathleen Sweetapple

Pitney Bowes

+61 424 065 874

kathleen.sweetapple@pb.com