Pitney Bowes Launches SendSuite® Live: Delivers Time and Cost Savings for
SMBs Prior to Hectic Holiday Shipping Season
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) today
announced it will expand its shipping solutions portfolio in Canada to include
SendSuite(®) Live, a web- based global logistics management solution, just in
time for the holiday season. The scalable platform provides SMB and enterprise
shipper's broad access to global carriers for significant cost savings,
helping businesses overcome holiday season shipping costs.
As retailers are preparing for the increase in orders during holiday time,
SendSuite Live's powerful network of carrier connections provides shippers
with extensive options to reduce inbound and outbound shipping costs and gain
greater control of their shipping operation. In fact, Pitney Bowes estimates
shippers can save up to 20 per cent of their shipping costs while simplifying
the carrier payment process.
"The global logistics environment is becoming increasingly complex and
traditional Transportation Management Systems aren't keeping up, often because
of technology limitations and IT constraints", said Bill Mackrell, general
manager, Pitney Bowes Canada. "SendSuite Live changes this by leveraging web
services to create a unified, best of breed, global logistics management
platform that streamlines logistics processes, reduces business risks and
delivers cost savings on a local and global scale."
SendSuite Live provides access to a wide range of global parcel and freight
carriers' rates and services, allowing a shipper to choose the best delivery
and cost options. It offers origin point shipping for international shipping
and cross-border rating and consolidation. Access to multiple carriers and
services will provide businesses with the flexibility and options to remain
profitable, even when often customers now expect free shipping. SendSuite
Live, with easy to use applications, also offers the ability to optimize
routing and streamline the logistics process with carrier and vendor
compliance, and effectively manage regulatory compliance concerns, such as SOX
and Export requirements.
It is a fully scalable solution that integrates easily with internal ERP, WMS
and CRM systems. By integrating with Connect+ Customer Communication Series
mailing solution, mailing and shipping costs can be tracked throughout the
organization. The desktop capability provides the ability to allow on site and
remote employees access to rate shopping with various carriers, and can
provide company specific negotiated carrier rates.
SendSuite Live combines Pitney Bowes's heritage of mail service shipping with
a superior platform that integrates with cloud-based applications to deliver a
wide range of transportation management services to businesses of any size,
simply and economically. Complemented by the company's nationwide customer
service, along with flexible financing options, any organization can leverage
cost savings and improved operations management with this shipping management
SendSuite Live was developed through an agreement with Pierbridge, Inc., a
software development firm specializing in supply chain processes, and
customized for SMB market applications. In an associated move, Pitney Bowes
also has an agreement with ConnectShip(®), a technology platform that
provides increased functionality for deploying global transportation carriers
and compliance through the SendSuite Live platform.
About Pitney Bowes
Pitney Bowes provides technology solutions for small, mid-size and large firms
that help them connect with customers to build loyalty and grow revenue. The
company's solutions for financial services, healthcare, nonprofit, public
sector and retail organizations are delivered on open platforms to best
organize, analyze and apply both public and proprietary data to two-way
customer communications. Pitney Bowes is the only firm that includes direct
mail, transactional mail, call centers and in-store technologies in its
solution mix along with digital channels such as the Web, email, live chat and
mobile applications. Pitney Bowes is a $5.3 billion company with 29,000
employees worldwide. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity™.
Pitney Bowes of Canada Ltd., the Canadian subsidiary has a direct sales and
service force of approximately 1,300 professionals located in offices
throughout the country. The head office for its operations in Canada is
located in Mississauga, Ontario. For additional information on the company,
its products and solutions, visit www.pitneybowes.ca.
Media Contact: Genna Schnurbach Hill+Knowlton for Pitney Bowes
Canada (416) 413-4742 firstname.lastname@example.org
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