All Press Releases for March 13, 2012

International Opportunities, ATS Team Featured in Business Day with Terry Bradshaw

After a busy 2011, CEO Chris Boyle looks ahead to a world with no international borders or boundaries.



    PROVO, UT, March 13, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Business Day, hosted by four-time Super Bowl winner and current co-host of Fox NFL Sunday Terry Bradshaw, has featured Access Technology Solutions (ATS) in a recent Fox Business Network segment detailing how online retailers and direct sellers are providing international online shoppers with best of breed shopping experiences.

Business Day's profile caps an impressive year for ATS, which saw the international commerce and logistics solutions provider open multiple new proprietary shipping lanes into strategic markets including Australia, Canada and China. ATS serves fastest-growing global markets across Europe and throughout Asia via its long-established, high-volume consolidated lanes and on the ground shipping operations. (http://corporate.accessts.com/archives/472)

In 2011 ATS also expanded its solution footprint with Global AccessSM and added 36 new clients. ATS' international express volume rose over 20%, significant growth considering the global economic recession. Once again, ATS was included in the top 10 of Utah's 50 fastest-growing companies and was featured in the prestigious Inc. 500/5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S.

"As we look ahead this year to explosive international growth for both online brands and direct sellers, I want to thank our clients and our global team for a tremendous 2011," said Chris Boyle, ATS' President and CEO. "We want to thank Terry's team at Business Day for the opportunity to reinforce our vision of a world in which there are no borders or boundaries to international commerce; a world where emerging markets have access to all the products that can enrich and enhance their lives. Having this message broadcast to an international audience really capped off a year of many great accomplishments."

Business Day tackles key topics that impact today's global economy. The ATS profile speaks to how more and more online retailers and direct sellers must now compete in a fast-paced, ever-changing world of business opportunities and challenges. As they drive to score big globally, companies are increasingly huddling with solution providers such as ATS that can help them stay ahead in the game.

Terry Bradshaw explores the irony that many retainers and brands face as they pursue today's $700 billion international eCommerce opportunity. A decade ago many of these companies debated whether or not to chase after eCommerce at all, believing that eCommerce required too much work for what seemed like a small opportunity at the time. Now that online commerce (non-travel) is a $162 billion industry in the U.S., these companies are having a similar debate. But this time they are analyzing whether or not to go for the global online commerce opportunity.

"The two most successful ways that online retailers can connect with international shoppers is by providing affordable shipping costs and by guaranteeing the total cost of the international transaction, including cross-border duties, taxes, fees and international shipping," explains Tom McGurran , ATS V.P of Sales. "Worldwide ATS provides the lowest shipping rates in the industry, we guarantee all the duties and taxes due and we tackle the fraud risks. By offering both together, we ultimately provide the international customer with the highest level of confidence in their order."

"The biggest problem that our clients face is that U.S. carriers simply don't have the global footprint that we can provide," adds Tak Wakimoto, ATS V.P. of Marketing and Account Services. "The bottom line is that they specialize in domestic delivery. This means that they don't have sufficient international shipping volume to deliver product in cost effective manner. So what happens is that international shoppers end up having to pay a lot more than they should to get their orders to their doorstep. We offer a faster, better, cheaper way to get product delivered."

Today Boyle's team is leading U.S. eCommerce brands and direct selling companies into over 50 different international markets using a distinct blend of commerce technologies, distribution solutions and proprietary logistics services. ATS reduces costs and risks for buyers and sellers by providing everything from the elimination of fraud risk and the processing of local currencies and payments to providing in-country language/online text translations, efficient customer service and timely last mile services. Enhancing the international shopping experience via all this plus low shipping rates encourages international online shoppers to buy more of the U.S products they want.

ATS has quietly become one of the direct selling industry's top providers of international logistic solutions and technology services. ATS is able to deliver high-value, low-cost express shipping due to the impressive volume of goods it moves daily into fastest-growing global markets across Europe and throughout Asia; proprietary shipping lanes that include its new China channel as well as its long-established, high-volume shipping operations in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. ATS typically reduces international shipping costs anywhere from 40% to 70% compared to large common carriers.

In less than a decade, ATS has grown into a hybrid software and global logistics company that now helps direct sellers and eCommerce brands sell and ship to markets all around the world. By building strong, trusted relationships with global logistics firms, customs brokers and local delivery agents, ATS is able to bypass cross-border bottlenecks and offer significantly lower international shipping costs than well-known domestic U.S. shippers.

Access Technology Solutions is a leading international commerce technology and logistics provider for retail and consumer brands, eCommerce and multichannel companies and direct selling firms. ATS helps leading U.S. brands export products all over the world. ATS' low international shipping rates coupled with its currency converter, secure payment system and landed costing engine can significantly increase international online conversion. ATS' solution automatically converts U.S. dollars into local currencies and calculates the total cost for delivery to international shoppers' doorstep. This "total landed cost" includes the cost of international shipping plus customs fees and all taxes.

ATS' Global AccessSM international commerce platform and logistics solution offers companies a simple, low risk way to sell and distribute products profitably into international markets at significantly lower costs. Direct sellers, online retailers and direct-to-consumer brands can quickly integrate ATS' web services and secure, risk-free local payment options into existing websites, commerce systems and call centers. ATS provides dock-to-doorstop global logistics, distributor portals, and native language customer service. ATS also operates online marketplace platforms throughout Asia and Europe. ATS has been included in the top 10 of Utah's 50 fastest-growing companies since 2007. ATS has been featured in the prestigious Inc.500/5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. since 2009.

For more information about how Access help your international sales growth, please contact Tom McGurran (tmcgurran@accessts.com) at 877-811-8105.

Access Technology Solutions is the leading company providing technology solutions for international logistics for U.S. direct sales and eCommerce companies expanding overseas.

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