UK e-commerce exporters urged to rethink US last-mile as postal rates rise

June 29, 2020 Gavin van Marle

UK online retailers targeting the US market are to face a dramatic increase in transatlantic shipping costs next week, following changes to the Universal Postal Union (UPU) international postal rates.
And this has led some logistics operators to issue renewed calls for e-commerce exporters to the US to reconsider the use of US-based fulfilment facilities.
Last year, the US threatened to withdraw from the UPU, a move averted after an eleventh-hour agreement ...

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