School for Startups, April 15, 2013
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Shipwire is a company that is augmenting the the order fulfillment aspect of small business. By seamlessly integrating their IT system with their clients’ order capturing system, they can automate shipping while keeping their customers up-to-date with a continual flow of shipping and inventory information. They offer all of this while vastly expanding the logistic network of small businesses everywhere.
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Xconomy, February 25, 2013
Shipwire CEO Damon Schechter started his company with a simple goal: “To help small businesses take on the efficiencies that big businesses have.”
He cofounded the Palo Alto-based order fulfillment services operation with chief technology officer Evan Robinson at the end of 2006, but to get there, he had to wait until the timing was right.
Schechter had been in the tech and shipping world since the 90s, but took a break after the dotcom crash of the early 2000s to write a book on logistics. An interview with Costco’s head of logistic helped him figure out what he should do next: Find a way to give smaller companies the same logistical efficiencies.
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