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Shipwire & Keetsa Speak About The Green Supply Chain

Business Wire, June 11, 2009

Shipwire Founder and CEO to Speak at Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition, Wednesday June 17, 2009

Sunnyvale, CA—June 11, 2009— Shipwire (http://www.shipwire.com/), a leading order fulfillment and warehouse logistics service, today announced that Damon Schechter, CEO & founder, will speak on the “Greening your fulfillment operation: A good idea that creates a market benefit” panel at the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) on Wednesday, June 17th at 11:30am, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Listen to the panel |

For Internet retailers, “greening” order fulfillment isn’t just a way to support a company’s environmental mission. It is a way to improve shipping efficiencies, which in turn cuts costs and increases sales. In this panel, Schechter along with Shipwire customer, Joe Alexander, Director of Keetsa—an eco-friendly mattress retailer—will discuss how Keetsa leveraged Shipwire to cut their shipping costs, automate their sales and expand their network of retailers. Drawing on Keetsa as an example, Schechter, author of, “Delivering the Goods: The Art of Managing Your Supply Chain” (Wiley, 2002), will discuss how Shipwire’s efficient order fulfillment model led Keetsa to cut costs and grow by 200% over the past year, in a downturn economy. By leveraging multiple warehouses, and moving product closer to buyers, Shipwire helped Keetsa reduce its shipping times and costs up to 50%, and incur less travel distance, thereby cutting its carbon footprint.

For a complete two part green supply chain case study on how Keetsa has used Shipwire please visit: http://www.shipwire.com/green-supply-chain

About Keetsa (http://www.keetsa.com/)
Keetsa brings an eco-friendly, sustainability orientation to sleep products, with amazing new items such as mattresses, pillows, and toppers that deliver comfort night after night. Patented vacuum-sealed carrier and customer-friendly packaging optimize every stage of the shipping process.   Keetsa also has avoided leasing a 10,000 sq ft warehouse, by turning to Shipwire. Shipwire manages Keetsa’s inventory storage and order fulfillment, from a global warehouse network, putting product closer to customer homes and helping to drastically cut the product’s carbon footprint. Better yet, Keetsa has been able to take the cost savings it has realized with greener storage and shipping practices, and pass them onto customers. So Keetsa’s eco-friendly mattresses allow both the retailer and its customers to realize more green in their pockets. These efficiencies come together to create an efficient mattress business model”¦and every day cost savings to consumers in the range of 50 to 75 percent. To learn more about Keetsa, visit http://www.keetsa.com.

About Shipwire (http://www.shipwire.com)
Shipwire provides growing e-tailers with e-commerce order fulfillment services powered by a global warehouse network and its Store-Sell-Ship™ platform. Shipwire eliminates the hassle of storage and shipping, so merchants can focus on growth. With warehouses in Los Angeles, Reno, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver and the UK, Shipwire allows merchants to drastically reduce shipping costs by locating inventory closer to buyers. Usage-based plans start at just $29/month, and enable merchants to locate inventory in all warehouses, with no contract commitments. Shipwire is the only warehouse logistics service that instantly integrates with shopping carts and inventory management systems. Shipwire is developer and partner friendly; learn more about our shipping affliate partner program or get our outsourced e-commerce order fulfillment guide at http://www.shipwire.com/partner. Stay up to date with our shipping fulfillment blog. Print online postage USPS. For a free trial or more information, contact 1-888-SHIPWIRE or visit http://www.shipwire.com/trial.

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