Solution helps green mattress retailer reduce carbon footprint and logistics headaches
If you”re manufacturing them, you want…to not lose sleep worrying about the cost of warehousing and distribution… Keetsa, a three-year-old manufacturer of eco-friendly mattresses whose balance sheet is resting comfortably now thanks to its relationship with e-commerce order fulfillment company Shipwire, based in Palo Alto, Calif… Keetsa has seen an estimated 35 percent reduction in warehousing costs, as well as the development of an ultra-efficient delivery system… Shipwire’s online store order fulfillment solution model “was a perfect fit for us,” Alexander says… If not for Shipwire, Alexander says, Keetsa’s distribution costs “would be huge. There’s a lot of cost involved in the traditional mattress supply chain which we don’t have. At the store level, we would have to have delivery trucks and crews, pay Workman’s Comp and insurance…” With Shipwire, he says, that time has been cut an estimated 80 percent. Read more. | PDF version.