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Samarkand becomes a FedEx Alliance Partner

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Samarkand Group plc, the cross-border eCommerce technology solution provider, is pleased to announce it has formed an Alliance Partnership with FedEx, utilising the Nomad technology platform to power cross-border eCommerce from international markets into China. The Nomad Checkout solution will be available to all FedEx clients via the Compatible Solutions Program through a direct integration between the Nomad platform and FedEx. Under the Compatible Solutions Program, merchants will be able to discover the Nomad Checkout solution and quickly be onboarded using their FedEx account. Nomad Checkout will be the first specific solution within the program for the Chinese CBEC market. FedEx sales teams will be trained on the benefits of the Nomad solution along with co-branded marketing activities to promote the solution to merchants globally.

Nomad Checkout integrates seamlessly with existing eCommerce software such as Shopify and provides a superior experience for merchants and consumers, including improved site performance, localisation, Chinese payment methods, express logistics options and integrated customs clearance. This results in faster shipping, reduced customs stoppage rates, more convenience for consumers and lower customer service overhead for merchants.

David Hampstead, CEO of Samarkand Group commented: “The integration with FedEx and inclusion on the Compatible Solutions Program as the first cross-border eCommerce solution provider for China represents an enormous potential pipeline of new clients for our solutions. FedEx is trusted by millions of merchants and consumers globally. Inclusion on the Certified Solutions Program will allow merchants from around the world to use our solutions. This is strong validation of our technology and is in line with growing our SaaS offering rapidly through partnerships. We have already seen great benefits from our partnership with China’s number one logistics company, SF Express, and this is a natural and exciting extension of the global partner network we are building. These partners have combined annual revenues of over $100bn and give us extensive reach across all of the key markets we want to address.”

For more information, please contact:

Samarkand Group plc
David Hampstead, Chief Executive Officer
Eva Hang, Chief Financial Officer

Via Alma PR
VSA Capital – AQSE Corporate Adviser and Broker
Andrew Raca, James Deathe, Pascal Wiese (Corporate Finance)
Andrew Monk (Corporate Broking)

+44(0)20 3005 5000
[email protected]

Alma PR
Josh Royston
Robyn Fisher
Joe Pederzolli

+44(0)20 3405 0213
[email protected]

Notes to Editors

Samarkand is a cross-border eCommerce technology and retail group focusing on connecting Western Brands with China, the world’s largest eCommerce market. The Group has developed a proprietary software platform, the Nomad platform, which is integrated across all necessary touch-points required for eCommerce in China including eCommerce platforms, payments, logistics, social media and customs. The Nomad platform is the foundation on which the Group’s Nomad technology and service solutions are built. The core products include Nomad Checkout, Nomad Storefront, Nomad Commerce, Nomad Distribution and Nomad Analytics.

The Company’s current customer base comprises leading European brands such as 111SKIN, Shay & Blue, Omorovicza, ICONIC London, Philip Kingsley, Temple Spa and Planet Organic. Samarkand has also successfully grown its own brand, Probio7, acquired in December 2017 and recently announced the acquisition of Zita West Products and Babawest.

Founded in 2016, Samarkand is headquartered in London, UK with an office in Shanghai employing over 90 staff.

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