SkyPostal Networks, Inc., a young company that has been gaining national recognition as the worldâ€™s largest private postal network in Latin America, today announced that it has entered into a co-marketing agreement for its PuntoMio online shopping facilitator with the Brazilian Bank; Banco Itaucard. Banco Itaucard is controlled by Itau Unibancob which is one of the largest financial conglomerates in Latin America and one of the 15 largest in the world in terms of market capitalization.
PuntoMio provides Itaucard customers with the easiest and most secure way to shop from the U.S., by merging the convenience of comparison shopping through a searchable online shopping portal with a virtual U.S. address which they use to receive their online purchases. PuntoMio bridges the gap between the online international shopper and U.S. based Internet merchants from the time of purchase through final international delivery to the customer’s home or office.
When asked about the impact of this new partnership, A.J. Hernandez, the Chief Operating Officer of SkyPostal Networks, stated, “Itau Unibanco is not only the largest financial conglomerate in the region, but one of the most prestigious financial institutions, well known for offering its clients excellent products and services.”
Itaucard values this partnership because they are continuously looking for exclusive offers for its clients to enhance this offering and truly grasp the value of a service that eliminates the obstacles associated with cross-border shopping. PuntoMio provides Itaucardâ€™s loyal customers a unique tool that allows them to experience shopping without borders.
Through the PuntoMio service, subscribers are provided a physical U.S. address in Miami, which serves as their shipping address when making Internet purchases from U.S. stores. Merchandise is delivered to the assigned U.S. address at which point PuntoMio becomes responsible for international transport and associated logistics, including customs clearance and final delivery to the customer. PuntoMio also assists the shopper by providing product price and merchant rating comparisons through web integration with PriceGrabber.
Customers are steered to secure payment options such as PayPal and provided with a cost estimator which enables the buyer to determine the total purchase cost including transportation, customs duties, taxes and delivery. PuntoMio also provides complete online tracking as the parcel moves from PuntoMio to its final delivery destination as well as free international merchandise return shipping to Miami, plus returns handling back to merchant.
While SkyPostal can be purchased over-the-counter today for pennies on the dollar, this company may explode onto the business scene with business that spans across the borders.