From Little Things, September 24th, 2012
Annex uses ShipWire, an order fulfillment and logistics service, to manage inventory and shipping. It’s something, Ward says, Annex couldn’t have survived without.
“That’s been a big part of our success. In just six months, we were supplying more than 70 countries. We wouldn’t have been able to do this without it.”
ShipWire interfaces directly with the award-winning Annex Shopify store. For example, if someone in Sydney orders an iPod Opena through the online store, ShipWire will determine the customer’s proximity to its warehouses around the world.
It then provides shipping options from the closest warehouse — in this case Melbourne — listing costs for express post through to regular snail mail.
“You need to plan for success. Put the systems in place before you need them.”
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