Grand River and Pitney Bowes Collaborate to Offer International Ecommerce on Magento™ Solutions

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ClearPath Technology to be integrated on Magento Open Source Ecommerce Platforms

We chose Grand River to design and integrate our ClearPath technology with Magento, based on their deep technical expertise and retail ecommerce knowledge

Grand River, a leading ecommerce development and integration service provider, today announced a collaboration with Pitney Bowes Inc. to integrate Magento™ platform extensions with Pitney Bowes's ClearPath™ international ecommerce and logistics service. The ClearPath™ Services Suite helps reduce the challenges associated with international ecommerce, enabling U.S. online retailers and ecommerce solution providers to seamlessly execute their global expansion strategy.

Through Grand River integration services, the ClearPath services will be available as a downloadable extension through Magento Connect, the official marketplace for Magento extensions. Grand River will develop the extension to be compatible with Magento Community, Magento Professional, and Magento Enterprise versions, allowing customers of all sizes to leverage the Pitney Bowes international services.

"We chose Grand River to design and integrate our ClearPath technology with Magento, based on their deep technical expertise and retail ecommerce knowledge," said Craig Reed, vice president of ecommerce solutions for Pitney Bowes. "This integration will help simplify international transactions, making cross-border ecommerce orders easy to manage with minimal effort to implement."

As a Magento Enterprise Partner, Grand River will serve as the exclusive host of the ClearPath extension for the Magento platform, and provide these solutions directly to the Magento community.

"We're excited to be working with Pitney Bowes," said Scott Robertson, partner and co-founder of Grand River. "They're a leader in international ecommerce distribution. Their import and export regulatory expertise, advanced technology, and sophisticated logistics infrastructure make global ecommerce easier for retailers, shippers, and customers alike."

For additional information on this Magento extension and service, please visit: http://www.thegrandriver.com/magentoclearpath

Pitney Bowes offers a comprehensive suite of ecommerce solutions for international ecommerce. The company's SaaS-based solutions help leading retailers sell to international customers, reduce the challenges associated with international ecommerce, and grow their international retail business. The Pitney Bowes ClearPath™ Services Suite offers a full suite of API-driven (Application Programming Interface) web services to facilitate cross-border sales to 200 countries. Through one integration, retailers can access ClearPath™ services including: duty and tax calculation, fully landed and guaranteed costs at checkout, customs and brokerage management, import and export management, optimized global shipping, international address validation, denied parties screening, and parcel insurance.

About Pitney Bowes
Delivering more than 90 years of innovation, Pitney Bowes provides software, hardware and services that integrate physical and digital communications channels. Long known for making its customers more productive, Pitney Bowes is increasingly helping other companies grow their business through advanced customer communications management. Pitney Bowes is a $5.6 billion company and employs 33,000 worldwide. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity™. Visit http://www.pb.com/ecommerce

About Grand River
Grand River is an industry leading e-commerce design and development company, specializing in solutions for mid-market retailers and multichannel companies. The firm's core expertise is in the leading open source e-commerce platforms, including Magento™ Enterprise and Fry, Inc.'s Open Commerce Platform™. Clients include many of the Internet Retailer Top 500 firms in retail, healthcare, technology, telecom, and publishing. Founded in 2007, Grand River has offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois. Call 734.913.8000 or visit http://www.thegrandriver.com to learn more.

Contacts:    
Scott Robertson
Grand River
734.913.8000 x224
srobertson (at) thegrandriver (dot) com

Judy Foster
Grand River
734.913.8000 x222
jfoster (at) thegrandriver (dot) com

Karen King
Pitney Bowes Inc.
203-351-6189
karen.king (at) pb (dot) com

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