Shipwire in the News

The New Businesses Tackling Supply Chain

Eyefortransport, September 2015

The supply chain is currently enjoying incredible change as technology, new innovative business models and start-ups are changing the way goods arebrought to market. This graphic explores some of the companies in some ofthe main stages of the supply chain that are flexing their muscles to disrupt,change, and give customers what they want when they want it.

Also, this might help the industry to stop using ‘The Uber’ of this or the ‘Airbnb of that’.

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APIs Are The New FTEs

TechCrunch, September 6, 2015

Facebook, Google and Twitter have to deal with outrageous amounts of spam and abuse. They hire teams of engineers to stop trolls, outwit bad actors and otherwise keep their walled gardens free of misanthropes. It’s a costly business.

Pete Hunt, Josh Yudaken and Julian Tempelsman worked on anti-fraud technologies at Facebook, Instagram and Google; they dealt with phishing, hacking and other challenges on a daily basis. Huge teams of Full-Time Employees, or FTEs, are charged with stopping these attacks at other companies, and it’s easy to imagine millions of dollars per year being spent on the problem. When Hunt, Yudaken and Tempelsman realized that most startups couldn’t afford to have anti-abuse teams of that scale, they quit to start a company called Smyte.

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Shipwire Adds Fulfillment Center in Tilburg, Netherlands

Web Retailer, August 30, 2015

Third-party logistics company Shipwire has opened a new fulfillment center in the Netherlands.

The new warehouse in Tilburg is centrally located between ports in Antwerp, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Dusseldorf. Tilburg benefits from direct access to highways and nearby carrier hubs, making it an ideal location for distribution.

The addition of the new fulfillment center means improved transit times and reduced transportation costs to reach customers in mainland Europe.

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Affordable Alternatives to Fulfillment by Amazon

Avalara, July 30, 2015

According to Amazon’s website, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) will do everything ecommerce sellers need except bring you breakfast in bed. When you sign up for the service, Amazon will not only warehouse, pack, and ship your Amazon orders. Your customers can also get Amazon’s free shipping, and FBA handles customer service and returns for you. FBA can even fill orders from other online sales channels, such as eBay.

The opportunity for a small business to take advantage of Amazon’s powerful fulfillment engine is a huge draw. FBA can help you focus on growing sales, knowing that the back end is being handled by the pros.

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Valuable Tools That Will Help You Run Successful Crowdfunding Campaign #5

Startupist, June 23, 2015

Recently we talked about the top 7 crowdfunding websites and, hopefully, you have already explored these great platforms. But knowing which platform to use is not even close to creating a successful crowdfunding campaign. This is not an easy task and requires a lot of time and effort. But there is no need to give up before you even start.

In this series, every Tuesday you will be able to find three great tools, which will help you create awesome and successful crowdfunding campaign.

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6 pro apps to open an online store

LinkedIn, June 22, 2015

The main reason I made this video is to help you save time. Opening a brick-and-mortar store can cost you tens of thousands of dollars and you can easily waste hundreds of hours trying to paste together a bunch of free ecommerce software. I’m not a fan of either of those options.

I believe in spending money on the right tools when they’ll save you time that can be reinvested in other more important stuff, like marketing. This video is going to show you how 6 applications that can help you save thousands of dollars in startup costs and hundreds of hours in wasted time spent researching and implementing free software.

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Life after a Shark Tank deal: Fly Babee founder and Janine Allis tell

Business Review Weekly, June 22, 2015

Emma Lovell, the founder of Fly Babee, describes her life since November last year as “a rollercoaster ride”.

In April, viewers of Channel Ten’s Shark Tank saw Boost Juice founder Janine Allis agree to invest $80,000 in Fly Babee, a fledgling business that makes covers for prams and airline bassinets.

But the episode was actually filmed last November and there have been plenty of highs and lows in the intervening months.

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