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10 Questions for Shipwire… And Their Answers!

Outsourced Ecommerce, November 17, 2012

“As a follow up to the review we did of Shipwire a little while back, I sent them a list of 10 questions and asked them to reply. My questions were sent on to Dimitri Onistsuk who is in charge of marketing at Shipwire. He provided some great insight into their service and I really appreciate him taking the time to answer my questions. My questions and his answers are below. If you aren’t familiar with their service, check them out at Shipwire Order Fulfillment.”

—GiantRobo, Outsourced Ecommerce

Question 1

I recently wrote a review of your service on my Ecommerce blog, you can read it here. When I tweeted about it, you guys did a RT (thank you!) and also replied. You mentioned in your reply that you disagreed with a few things. Would you mind elaborating on what you think we got wrong or what we left out?

Answer

We just wanted to highlight that we’ve invested a lot in our technology and platform, rather than just our operations. Our platform leads the industry for making it easy for users to quickly get set up, and provides transparent reporting and tools to build a brand. We have a full suite of developer APIs that lead the industry. This is part of where our huge competitive advantage comes from. The powerful software that we’ve been working on since day one is at the core of everything we do and lets us help our customers sell their products just as much as our international fulfillment warehouse network.

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Listen for ‘Thuds:’ Then You Know it’s Time to Hire

Fox Small Business Center, June 22, 2010

As CEO, my job is to guide the company’s strategic direction. I make sure we have enough runway and staff to execute our plans. Sometimes I think the hardest part of the job is actually the hiring. Clearly, some hires are obvious; but, in today’s market that is often not the case. There are many options that can add confusion to the decision of when to hire. Today you can use a consultant, outsource a function, or develop internal employees to take on projects and functions beyond their basic skill set. However, this blog is about hiring and a follow-up to my “Build the Road” post last month. Here are a few tricks that I employ to hire my core leadership teams. | PDF version.

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Free eBay Shipping Services with Shipwire Store-Sell-Ship Platform

Internet Retailer, December 22, 2009

eBay merchants have come to rely on Shipwire to conduct their domestic and international shipping. Developed by Shipwire, the enhanced free eBay shipping tool includes an online wizard to walk users through simple steps to connect their eBay and Shipwire accounts. Once connected, merchants can seamlessly sell on eBay and fulfill orders with Shipwire — both domestically and abroad — enabling them to grow their business across borders. Read more. | PDF version.

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Shipwire Expands Partnership with eBay

Marketwire, December 22

Shipwire Expands Partnership with eBay,
Enhances eBay Shipping Services with Shipwire Store-Sell-Ship Platform

eBay Fulfillment Made Even Easier for Merchants—Free Shipping Tool
Easily Connects eBay and Shipwire Accounts

Palo Alto, CA— December 22, 2009 Shipwire™, a leading provider of e-commerce product fulfillment, announced today an expanded partnership with online auction and shopping behemoth eBay™. With the expanded partnership, eBay merchants will find it even easier to sell their goods on eBay and fulfill with Shipwire, thanks to a free eBay shipping tool that connects their eBay and Shipwire accounts. The announcement underscores Shipwire’s commitment to helping merchants outsource the hassle of shipping and storage, leaving them free to focus on growing sales.

eBay merchants have come to rely on Shipwire to conduct their domestic and international shipping. Developed by Shipwire, the enhanced free eBay shipping tool includes an online wizard to walk users through simple steps to connect their eBay and Shipwire accounts. Once connected, merchants can seamlessly sell on eBay and fulfill orders with Shipwire — both domestically and abroad — enabling them to grow their business across borders.

Shipwire merchant and eBay seller Andrea Thein of HappyTiffin.com sells steel lunch box food containers on eBay and through her own Web store. “Outsourcing shipping to Shipwire allowed me to focus on sales,” said Thein. “eBay is an important sales channel for me, and the free eBay shipping connection will help me automate my eBay fulfillment while cutting shipping costs.”

“The Shipwire Store-Sell-Ship platform makes it easier than ever to grow sales on eBay and offer competitive shipping rates to buyers in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. With our eBay fulfillment, sellers can cut up to 75 percent off the cost of eBay international shipping,” said Nate Gilmore, VP of Marketing and Business Development for Shipwire. “eBay sellers can now locate inventory in six warehouses, in three countries, on two continents, and cut eBay shipping costs and delivery times — all with one free Shipwire account.”

For more information, please visit http://www.shipwire.com/ebay. To begin a free trial, please visit www.shipwire.com/trial.

The eBay name and trademark are owned by eBay, Inc.

About Shipwire (http://www.shipwire.com)
Shipwire, the leader in e-commerce order fulfillment services, effectively eliminates the hassle of storage and shipping for growing merchants with a global warehouse network and its innovative Store-Sell-Ship™ platform. Shipwire’s warehouses — in Los Angeles, Reno, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver and London — are conveniently located close to buyers, drastically reducing merchants” shipping costs. Shipwire is the only warehouse logistics service that instantly integrates with shopping carts and inventory management systems. Shipwire is developer- and partner-friendly; learn more about our shipping affiliate partner program or get our how to outsource order fulfillment guide at http://www.shipwire.com/partner. Stay up to date with our shipping fulfillment distribution blog. Print online USPS postage. For a free trial or more information, contact 1-888-SHIPWIRE or visit http://www.shipwire.com/trial.

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