This is Derek Miller, Speaking on Business. Not many companies can say they got their start shipping PopTarts and breakfast cereal overseas, but that’s what happened in the early days for Global Access. President and founder, Chris Boyle, is here to tell us more.

CHRIS BOYLE

As a computer software engineer, I spent six years living and working in Tokyo and finding it hard to get many products I missed from home. After returning to Utah in 1996 I decided to see if I could solve that problem for my many expatriate friends still living abroad. That was the birth of Global Access.

Over the years Global Access has thrived and now employs over 150 people in three states and four countries and is an important part of Utah’s thriving international trade and business community. We provide technology and logistics solutions that integrate into our customers ecommerce platforms, allowing them to calculate duties and taxes, shipping costs, and all other fees associated with selling overseas. Our cloud-based technologies make selling and shipping internationally as easy as selling and shipping next door. We also handle returns and reverse logistics, payment in multiple foreign currencies as well as the regulatory logic and compliance on both the export and import sides.

DEREK MILLER

Global Access’s technology allows companies to establish a worldwide presence, all at the fraction of the time and cost normally expected. Learn more at globalaccess.com. I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, and this is Speaking on Business.