Astound Commerce and BorderJump Unite to Solve International E-Commerce Challenges with Demandware Cartridge

International Ordering and Shipping Has Never Been Easier

San Francisco, CA, April 05, 2013 --( Complex shipping, taxes, and duties are just a few of the operational challenges that online retailers face when interacting with international customers. Despite all of these, as E-Commerce continues to change the way people shop all over the world, these retailers must grab at the opportunity to bring their products to consumers across the globe.

When BorderJump, a technology company with an eye on global opportunities, saw the challenges ahead, they enlisted the expertise of Astound Commerce to develop a Demandware cartridge that enables easy interaction with international consumers. After working hand in hand early in 2013, Astound was able to develop a LINK Cartridge that will provide Demandware’s clients the opportunity to take the global market by storm with ease, sophistication, and far less risk.

BorderJump’s Demandware LINK Cartridge enables retailers to provide a just-like-home experience for international customers with no setup fees or risk. The Cartridge integrates BorderJump’s shipping and payment services seamlessly into retail websites so merchants can provide full landed cost quotes -- including duties, taxes and affordable international shipping rates -- and local currency payment options without any fraud or foreign exchange risk or the nuisance of a hosted checkout. After orders are placed, retailers use their existing fulfillment processes to ship parcels to BorderJump’s U.S. consolidation hub. BorderJump then ships internationally through its carriers and provides full visibility tracking to customers. This state of the art solution is not only available on all mobile devices, but is also exclusive to BorderJump. No other global company offers a similar service.

According to Jay Heavilon, BorderJump’s president, “Working with Astound Commerce has been a fantastic experience for BorderJump. From the extremely well-conceived project plan to the flawless execution of our Demandware Cartridge, the team has repeatedly surpassed our expectations. We have full confidence in what has been created and are excited not only to bring the Cartridge to market but also to explore the possibilities of combining BorderJump's expertise with Astound’s to change the way retailers approach international sales.”

About Astound Commerce:
Astound Commerce is a leading Demandware Solution Partner, with a highly trained and experienced team of strategists, designers and engineers that effectively develop and integrate ecommerce solutions powered by Demandware. For over a decade, Astound Commerce has produced feature-rich, custom Demandware-based systems for major brands around the world.

About BorderJump:
BorderJump's API-driven platform enables U.S. retailers to sell their products globally while maintaining full control of the customer experience on their site. Beyond offering localized shipping, delivery and payment options, they work with merchants on marketing, merchandising, globalization and local demand generation. BorderJump takes the fear and hassle out of the international e-commerce world by handling all of the difficult logistical and financial burdens of selling overseas.
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Yuliya Karnaukh