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Order Fulfillment Becomes "Must Have" Ecommerce Feature

Marketwire, May 3, 2011

Leading Provider of Outsourced Product Fulfillment Establishes New Ties With 3DCart, FoxyCart, BigCommerce and Shipiro; Updates Pinnacle Cart Connection

Palo Alto — May 3, 2011 — Shipwire™, a leading provider of outsourced product fulfillment, announces a series of new partnerships to make outsourced storage and shipping even easier for online merchants. First, e-commerce developer Shipiro has joined the Shipwire shipping partner program and created integrations to BigCommerce and FoxyCart. Second, online shopping cart provider 3DCart has deeply integrated with the Shipwire software platform by building connections to all Shipwire web services. Last, Shipwire has released a new version of its popular extension to Pinnacle Cart shopping cart, bringing a slew of new features to Pinnacle Cart users.

Shipwire is expanding its partner program at an inflection point for the ecommerce and shipping industry. While Amazon® and Alibaba® recently announced major investments in fulfillment centers, eBay® and PayPal® have announced an agreement to purchase GSI Commerce®, a network of outsourced warehouses services for enterprise online retailers. Damon Schechter, Shipwire Founder and CEO, states, “Major e-commerce platforms are recognizing that outsourced order fulfillment is a powerful tool to help sellers grow, while delivering a great buyer experience.”

Shipwire”˜s Web Services enable developers and e-commerce applications to embed shipping, inventory and order management, label-printing and warehouse order fulfillment features into any shopping cart or marketplace.

Shipwire welcomes three new hosted shopping carts to its developer community: 3DCart, BigCommerce and FoxyCart.

3DCart is a comprehensive shopping cart solution. 3Dcart has integrated all four of Shipwire’s web services including Shipwire’s innovative real-time shipping API. Jimmy Rodriques, 3DCart CTO states, “Customers started asking us for Shipwire, and we’re constantly on the lookout for new integrations to continue building our substantial library. Shipwire has a partner program that lets us monetize order fulfillment. As we looked further, I was pleased to see a well-documented API (Application Programming Interface) and a team that was receptive to working with us. We expect great things.”

Independent developer Bill D”Alessandro saw an opportunity to take the Shipwire API and build a business connecting Shipwire to other platforms. Bill created Foxywire to bring Shipwire features to FoxyCart shopping cart. And Shipiro brings Shipwire features to BigCommerce, one of the fastest growing hosted shopping cart platforms. Mr. D”Alessandro states, “I wanted Shipwire and Foxycart to work together, so I built a connection. It was so easy and received such a positive response that I decided to build Shipwire fulfillment for BigCommerce. The reception from both companies and their users has been fantastic. I”ve made the connections free and my Shipwire commissions will enable me to monetize my efforts.”

These shopping carts and their merchants can now benefit from Shipwire outsourced order fulfillment and get free shipping tools:

  • Automate orders to 5 Warehouses throughout North America and Europe
  • Shipping Accuracy Guarantees and Same Day Shipping
  • All orders are rate-optimized to cut shipping costs up to 35% domestically and 75% over international shipping.
  • Free shipping tools including online label printing, inventory management, and order management software that lets you use Shipwire software at your retail store, office, garage or warehouse.

Shipwire and Pinnacle Cart have worked together since 2008, providing users with a completely automated shipping experience, while saving online merchants serious cash on domestic and international shipping costs. Updated Shipwire modules for Pinnacle Cart v3.7.x build out the duo’s offering and bring new shipping features to Pinnacle Cart users with a number of new features supported via API for automated order fulfillment.

  • Order notification from your Pinnacle Cart installation to your Shipwire account
  • Tracking number updates to Pinnacle Cart
  • Synchronized inventory counts to Pinnacle Cart

For more information about Shipwire’s outsourced order fulfillment, please visit www.shipwire.com.

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