Practical eCommerce, May 20, 2010
Global businesses understand that a localized approach to globalization helps fuel international sales… Even though you may be fulfilling international orders in a timely manner, the packages may be held up in customs or may disappear, either of which can result in poor seller ratings, charge-backs and the need to reship product… The breaking point for Andrew Simmons, founder of art and craft software provider ThoughtFish Media, was dramatic product losses… Simmons decided to work with Shipwire, which provides warehousing and fulfillment services. In Simmons’ case, he shipped inventory to Shipwire’s distribution centers outside of the U.S., and then fulfilled individual orders in those locales from those warehouses. Almost overnight the number of charge-backs decreased and packages started arriving at their destinations in a timely manner. Read more. | PDF version.
Entrepreneur Magazine, February 10, 2010
Among all of the president’s plans to boost jobs, some economists say his goal to double exports in five years could do the trick… “oftentimes the most prudent first country for a small business to consider exporting to is Canada, thanks in part to the extensive bilateral trade between Canada and the U.S., and to the cultural and legal similarities”… Companies can ship products internationally from the U.S. via freight forwarders and fulfillment companies such as … Shipwire. [Shipwire] ships to Canada and the U.K., where it has warehouses that will transport goods internationally to any country covered by FedEx, UPS or the local parcel carrier…. See the six steps to grow your exports… Read more. | PDF version.
Internet Retailer, November 13, 2007
Smith joins Shipwire from Superba, a manufacturer and distributor of apparel, where he oversaw the distribution and shipment of more than 20 million product units per year and coordinated Superba’s international system of manufacturing, logistics and distribution centers. Superba was recently acquired by Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. Read more. | PDF Version.