Shipwire Opens Australia to Global E-Commerce With State-of-the-Art Sydney Warehouse
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 — Shipwire, the world’s leading provider of e-commerce fulfillment, today announced the general availability of a new Sydney warehouseto help brands reach buyers in fast-growing AU$36.8 billion Australian e-commerce market. Sydney is the 8th global warehouse integrated into the Shipwire web-based logistics platform, working seamlessly with Shipwire facilities throughout North America, Asia, and Europe.
For slim wallet maker Supr Good Co., the new Shipwire Sydney fulfillment warehouse helps satisfy the rapidly growing customer demand in the Australia region. “The new Sydney warehouse opens up an entire new market for Supr Good that was difficult to reach before,” said Erik Melander, co-founder Supr Good Co. “We can now easily ship to our fans in Australia, but we’re also much closer to other markets like New Zealand. Additionally, Shipwire allows us to control all our global inventory from a single account.”
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“Australia is one of the most important and fastest-growing e-commerce markets in the world. Our customers need to cut shipping costs to their Australian buyers, and deliver their product quickly,” said Damon Schechter, vice-president Ingram Micro, president Shipwire. “Our new Sydney warehouse gives brands an amazing opportunity to serve their Australian buyers with low-cost shipping and fast delivery.”
The Shipwire Sydney warehouse is ideally located in the Eastern Creek region of the Eastern seaboard of Australia, and will benefit both Australian brands seeking a state-of-the-art facility for distribution of their products domestically, and international brands seeking to expand into the Australian consumer market.
The new warehouse also brings the benefits of the Shipwire platform’s global fulfillment capabilities to Australia, where it will help global brands that are ready to sell to the Australian consumer. Australian market growth will outpace most other countries, contributing to the expected $1.5 trillion growth of the global e-commerce market according to eMarketer.
As consumer spending on U.S. exports has increased by 542% between 2002-2010, the Asia-Pacific has overtaken North America to become the world’s largest e-commerce market, according to eMarketer’s 2014 forecasts.
The new warehouse is a 430,000 sq. ft. (40,000 sq. m) facility — twice the size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground and is the largest fulfillment warehouse in Australia. It includes 34 docks, and has capacity for more than 30,000 pallets, with three levels of storage with two three-storey picking models in operation. The large capacity will provide storage for goods destined to buyers in Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere in Asia-Pacific, and will help decrease shipping time and cost throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
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