Pitney Bowes prepares to ramp up e-comm

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Pitney Bowes prepares to ramp up e-comm

By Gina Acosta - 03/05/2018
The company has named former U.S. Postal Service Sales and Customer Relations Leader Cliff Rucker as its new Vice President of Business Development, Commerce Services.

Pitney Bowes has hired a USPS veteran to take accelerate e-commerce growth opportunities both domestically and internationally.

The company has named former U.S. Postal Service Sales and Customer Relations Leader Cliff Rucker as its new Vice President of Business Development, Commerce Services.

“We’re excited to have Cliff Rucker join our leadership team as we continue to rapidly develop global markets for our broad range of consumer-focused ecommerce and parcel management solutions,” said Lila Snyder, Executive Vice President and President, Commerce Services, Pitney Bowes. “Cliff is uniquely qualified for this challenge. He has either created, managed, or competed with every major innovation in parcel solutions for the past decade. Through a relentless commitment to his clients and partners, he has not only helped the USPS develop its parcel and ecommerce business, but he has also helped millions of small businesses and enterprises develop theirs. We look forward to Cliff bringing this same client-centric approach to Pitney Bowes.”

Rucker retired from the USPS on Friday after more than 38 years of federal service. He most recently served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Relations, where he oversaw a sales organization of 1,000 employees and helped the USPS achieve double-digit growth in package volumes.

“Pitney Bowes has a vision and is building something really special in the global ecommerce and parcel space,” said Rucker. “It’s a company built on strong values, innovation and client focus, and I look forward to being a part of the next chapter in its storied history.”

Rucker will lead business development for the Pitney Bowes Commerce Services Group, which provides tailored ecommerce solutions for retailers and marketplaces of all sizes, including Commerce Complete, the industry’s most proven, capable and scalable end-to-end global ecommerce platform, helping more than 250 direct merchants and online marketplaces ship millions of parcels to over 200 countries and territories worldwide.

In addition, with the acquisition of Newgistics, Inc. in 2017, Pitney Bowes provides fulfillment, delivery and returns solutions to more than 500 e-commerce retailers.