Shipwire in the News

73 Time Saving & Money Making Tools for Entrepreneurs

Zoey Commerce, January 27, 2016

Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy.

You’re bombarded with competing demands, customer needs and new ideas for growth, all while trying to maintain an edge over your competitors and see your vision come to life.

Smart eCommerce entrepreneurs know they can’t handle all of this themselves and are always on the lookout for new tools, services and technologies that can help them keep focused, stay productive and grow their business.

But there are so many tools and services out there, with new ones being launched every day, that it can be tough to find the best ones. That’s where this list comes in.

We’ve interviewed our customers, colleagues and partners to identify 73 of the top tools and services they use to get more done in less time.

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The Full Force of Retail Technology

LinkedIn Pulse, January 26, 2016

The retail industry is changing.

And it all comes down to one central shift, from a combative mindset to a collaborative one.

Today, systems of product development, design, prototyping, manufacturing, and go-to-market strategy are slow, expensive and inefficient. However, a new wave of technology solutions is revolutionizing how a product gets from idea to market.

Everyone saw the internet transform the very nature of what it means to be a “retailer.” All the steps that come before a consumer clicking Check Out on a screen are transforming, too. As a retail technology company with 6 Fortune 500 names on our customer list, we’re seeing it firsthand.

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As e-commerce thrives in Asia, so do these companies

CNBC, December 22, 2015

The month-long period following Black Friday is easily the busiest time of year for logistics companies as they compete to deliver packages in time for the holiday season.

Now, the prosaic yet crucial industry in Southeast Asia is witnessing a new burst of rivalry amid a thriving e-commerce boom, as reflected in the rise of ‘e-fulfillment’ firms.

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ULX: The Eclectic Tech Workplace

Urban Land Institute, November 9, 2015

Since the first dot-com era, technology firms have rewritten the rules of workplace design, eschewing traditional office towers in favor of renovated warehouses and shrinking individual desk space to make room for more collaborative areas. Today’s tech companies increasingly internalize the mix of uses found in cities, incorporating elements as varied as cafés and vegetable gardens. Design inspiration may come from a building’s historic elements, a company’s founding stories, and the interests of the workers themselves, lending the workplace a feeling of authenticity and personalization.

The following ten projects—all completed during the past three years—include adapted textile factory buildings and liquor distribution warehouses, workplaces with amphitheaters and secret rooms, and a net-zero-energy structure.

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FileMaker: Shipwire

FileMaker, October 2015

With the rise of e-commerce, more companies than ever before need to ship products to far corners of the globe, spurring demand for enterprise logistics experts such as Shipwire. A division of Ingram Micro, Shipwire is the leading provider of commerce and fulfillment solutions worldwide. Providing both direct-to-consumer and business-to-business solutions, Shipwire provides instant access to Ingram’s 122+ warehouses via more than 100 ecommerce connections, including Amazon, eBay and Shopify.

Being there for every customer requires fast, intuitive access to information. Rather than having customer-facing representatives undergo the time-consuming process of combing through a backend Salesforce CRM system, Shipwire integrated Salesforce with the FileMaker Platform. Today, a custom FileMaker solution ties into Salesforce to cull and analyze the most urgent data and present it via intuitive reports, charts and graphs.

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Ingram Micro (IM) to Acquire e-Commerce Activities of DOCDATA for $175M

StreetInsider, October 13, 2015

Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which, subject to closing conditions detailed below, Ingram Micro will acquire DOCdata Nederland B.V. and DOCdata International B.V. (“Docdata”), the e-commerce fulfillment business of publically-traded, Netherlands-based, DOCDATA N.V. (ENXTAM: DOCD) for approximately $175 million. Docdata is one of the leading European providers of order fulfilment, returns logistics and online payment services, providing critical commerce solutions to major retailers, brands and promising start-ups. Docdata currently handles between 125,000 and 250,000 orders on a daily basis, with major operations in Germany, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The company is expected to contribute in excess of $150 million in annual services revenue to Ingram Micro and to contribute 5 to 7 cents to 2016 non-GAAP earnings per share.

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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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