Shipwire Opens New East Coast Warehouse
Marketwire, November 22, 2011
E-Commerce Order Fulfillment Services Leader Launches New Warehouse, Additional Software Developer Tools and Social Commerce Connections
Palo Alto — November 22, 2011 Shipwire, Inc., the leading global provider of Internet order fulfillment today announced the opening of its East Coast USA warehousing service; 225,000 sq ft of automated warehousing operations located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania — the East Coast warehouse joins five existing warehouses throughout the US, Canada and Europe.
Shipwire provides automated e-commerce fulfillment and global shipping services for fast-growing lifestyle-brands, like Rovio® (makers of Angry Birds® online phenomena), Moshi Monsters®, and Samovar® Premium Teas.
True to its motto of Enterprise Logistics for Everyone™, Shipwire empowers growing businesses to streamline their logistics and be competitive internationally.
“Before Shipwire, small and mid-sized merchants were at a huge disadvantage; they simply didn’t have the time, know-how, or volume to compete internationally with large manufacturers and distributors,” said Damon Schechter, Shipwire Founder and CEO. “Shipwire gives small businesses the storage and shipping infrastructure of enterprise retailers, helping them drastically reduce their shipping costs and times by leveraging the power of multiple warehouses.”
Cut Shipping Costs and Delivery Times
“Free shipping increases our conversion rates, and differentiates us from our competition. But offering free shipping is costly, especially for such heavy items as TV wall mounts. The Shipwire Pennsylvania facility gives us a huge cost savings to East Coast customers, that enables us to continue offering this perk to customers” said David Wurtz, founder of TopTVMounts.com, a leading online TV mount company. “The added bonus is that now buyers in New York City can get purchases in 1 to 2 days, for ground shipping prices. That is a huge benefit as we head into the holiday season.”
“I came to Shipwire because of the amazing Shopify integration, and to automate my Amazon international shipments,” says Robb Hughes, co-founder of Striped Sail, maker of iPad picture frames. “Shipwire has given our start-up dependable enterprise shipping resources that have really helped us delight our customers and grow. The new East Coast warehouse gets products to buyers on the East Coast in one business day, and my International shipments get to Europe faster.”
Sell Into New Markets, like Facebook
The Shipwire developer network and list of e-commerce connections continue to expand. Shipwire is now integrated with Payvment, the leading social e-commerce platform on Facebook, bringing pick and pack fulfillment to their 60,000+ active social sellers from all over the world.
“Shipwire has taken the hassle away from our sellers trying to decide on shipping options, international shipping and order fulfillment. Having this integration allows our retailers to sell competitively, and be scalable in the social marketplace, putting Payvment ahead of the other platforms out there,” states Christian Taylor, CEO of Payvment.
“The social marketplace is growing tremendously, with no geographical boundaries. It’s exciting that Shipwire is at the forefront, with the social visionaries, to offer our fulfillment services to businesses of all sizes, and help them go global,” states Damon Schechter, Founder and CEO of Shipwire. “We are teaching customers what to sell and how to sell on Facebook.”
Additional Developer Tools and APIs Released
Shipwire has extended the amount of data available to e-commerce developers through additional Web service connections and APIs.
Developers can now access inventory availability and inventory velocity data, via real-time inventory Web services connections. This enables merchants, marketplaces, and e-commerce software providers to monitor inventory information, throughout the merchant’s supply chain.
“The new inventory availability information allows a shopping cart to be inventory-aware, and to know when inventory will arrive — allowing stock-outs to be turned into backorders,” said Nate Gilmore of Shipwire. “The difference between a stock-out, and a well-timed notification of backorder, is the difference between a sale and a lost sale.”
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