Scurri, the next-generation delivery management platform, today announces a strategic partnership with OCS Worldwide – the specialist cross-border courier, logistics and shipping provider – extending the global reach of brands and retailers on the Scurri platform.
OCS has a 24/7 UK hub, with its main International Gateway facility and Head Office strategically located close to Heathrow Airport. From here, OCS departs daily trucks to the EU and leverages its direct airline relationships for fast and controlled direct despatch worldwide. The OCS in-house Customs brokerage completes HMRC UK export processes to ensure fully compliant export of goods.
OCS directly contracts with brokers and last-mile partners in the destination country for the most cost-effective and customer-convenient consumer delivery and return of tracked e-commerce parcels. As a service provider rather than a reseller, OCS directly manages the collection, conveyance, cross-border formalities and final-mile delivery. As such, flexibility is built into its offerings to match the exact requirements of each retailer. OCS can also provide 3PL pick-and-pack services for retailers.
OCS brand partners include Charles Tyrwhitt, Boden, FatFace and Hawes & Curtis and it is a registered Authorised Economic Operator effecting the import and export of goods from the UK. Post-Brexit it has built out a specialist European fleet and trucking network across France, Germany and the Netherlands, supplementing its offer in its core global markets of the U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Rory O’Connor, CEO and Founder of Scurri commented: “Cross-border commerce has never been more important for UK brands and retailers as they look to mitigate against difficult domestic trading conditions. However, consumers still expect the same excellent customer experience regardless of whether they are purchasing internationally or in their own domestic market.”
“By securing this strategic alliance with OCS Worldwide, Scurri’s retail and brand customers can confidently offer their customers a seamless cross-border experience, complete with trackable deliveries and returns – which are both critically important as they are known conversion drivers and pave the road to repeat purchase.”
Phil Rees, Commercial Director at OCS Worldwide, commented: “We’re delighted to announce our integration onto the Scurri platform. OCS is well known within the industry for building long standing client relationships offering our retailer partners a very agile and responsive solution that works flawlessly to deliver internationally 12 months of the year. With already shared mutual clients with Scurri, we look forward to offering our cross-border solution to its extended network of retailers and brands.”
With over 1,000 carrier services and 97% carrier coverage in the UK, Scurri provides a robust and reliable last mile delivery service to retailers. The company offers the highest level of flexibility in the industry for effective carrier management and shipment allocation, to improve speed and choice for shoppers, as well as maintain cost-effective and efficient fulfilment operations for retailers.