UPS (NYSE: UPS) has announced the launch of a new worldwide, streamlined fulfillment and shipping service called UPS eFullfillment. The service provides access to consumers in the US and Canada to sellers all around the world (including Japan), The solution supports purchases and orders from 21 different marketplaces and web stores, including eBay, Wal-Mart, Etsy and Amazon, including Prime. Others include:
- Amazon (International)
- eBay (International)
- Yahoo Shopping
Signing up is as easy as enrolling via a quick on-boarding process and then listing your products. UPS handles storing the merchandise, packaging products once a sale is made, and shipping from its warehouses (located strategically in Shepherdsville, KY and Bloomington, CA). They offer a risk free 60-day trial.
Pricing for the service is bundled, giving sellers a clear picture of fulfillment costs. Tracking and billing are integrated, reducing the time and effort it takes a business owner to keep up with the status and cost of shipments. Sellers can also quickly and dynamically update listings on multiple sites.
For Japan-based sellers, the service is a great option for gaining ready access to the massive consumer markets of the United States and Canada.