PUDOfuse brings cost savings and convenience to parcel delivery
TORONTO –– PUDO Inc., which is building North America’s only “carrier-neutral” and fully-staffed parcel pick-up/drop-off network, today announced a launch for its proprietary technology – PUDOfuse. PUDOfuse allows e-commerce companies, retailers and other PUDO partners to integrate, automate and customize product delivery – with significant logistical cost savings – to PUDO’s PUDOpoint™ network of locations. PUDOfuse is being launched in the Shopify App Store, where it will be available to merchants on the Shopify platform.
With the PUDO network, retailers and e-tailers can deliver their parcels to PUDOpoints — staffed commercial locations with extended hours. The PUDOfuse technology links the PUDOpoint network to the retailer or e-tailer’s own shipping process and program regardless of the shipping carrier used.
“The launch of PUDOfuse moves our Company to a consumer-driven, carrier-neutral shipping solution by allowing retailers access to the PUDOpoint network,” stated Frank Coccia, PUDO Founder and Chief Executive Officer.
Coccia continued, “By integrating PUDOfuse into online purchase systems, PUDO partner retailers achieve greater delivery flexibility, substantial cost savings and enhance the brand experience for their customers.” The PUDOpoint network solves logistical problems associated with the most critical and difficult leg of parcel fulfillment known as the ‘last mile’ of parcel delivery.
“We are dedicated to providing the tools needed for our merchants to successfully run their businesses,” said Blair Beckwith, Developer Relations Lead for Shopify. “Our partners and app developers play a significant role in enhancing our merchants’ experience.”
The explosive growth of e-commerce is expected to continue — with Internet Retailer estimating $3.55 trillion in business worldwide within the next five years. According to the U.S. Commerce Department, online retail is growing at a pace of 15% per year, and that growth rate accounts for 60% of all retail sales, excluding bars and restaurants.
PUDO via PUDOfuse offers secure parcel delivery to the consumer – the first time, every time. The PUDOpoint network includes convenience stores, gas station mini-marts and grocery stores; locations that are already professionally staffed and open for extended hours, including evenings and weekends.
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