BusinessWeek, March 19, 2010
The Obama Administration wants to double U.S. exports in five years by enlisting small business. Online marketing and e-commerce have … enabled more small businesses to expand globally. Shipwire, a Palo Alto (Calif.)-based company that provides outsourced warehousing and shipping for online merchants, opened warehouses in Canada in 2007 and in the United Kingdom in 2008, in addition to three warehouses in the U.S. Shipments to non-U.S. addresses have gone from close to zero in 2007 to 20% of Shipwire’s business in 2009, says CEO Damon Schechter. “The merchants are pulling us to where we should be,” he says. Read more. | PDF version.
Canadian Technology & Business, Winter 2010
“With one Shipwire account, merchants can now locate inventory in three countries, on two continents and up to six warehouses, extending their sales reach into three of the largest e-commerce markets…. Christy Cook, who runs her own business called Teach My Toddler, is realizing the cost saving benefits of using Shipwire. Cooks says, “When I was looking for distribution in Canada, on both the east and west coast, I found Shipwire to be an excellent solution; it was extremely easy to set up and use, and also delivered cost-savings. I”m now sending inventory to Shipwire warehouses in the U.S., and am looking forward to growing my business into the U.K. as well. I like that I can do that all with one fulfillment provider, and one account.” Read more.
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.