Rise to the Top, April 2010 (Video)
A Video Conversation With Shipwire’s CEO Damon Schechter
David Siteman Garland has “… a soft spot for entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs. Especially ones that offer amazing, useful and easy-to-use things. Shipwire falls into that butt-kicking category as an unbelievably cool entrepreneur resource.”… Bottom line is selling a physical product for an entrepreneur or small business owner can be tough on the logistics side. Warehouses are expensive. Dealing with shipping is annoying. And this takes away from the things you like to work on in your business… Shipwire solves this problem. Watch David’s Skype Video Interview with Shipwire.
Fox Small Business Center, April 20, 2010
“Entrepreneur Diary” by Damon Schechter, founder and CEO of Shipwire Product Fulfillment.
Measuring your daily successes can be done by looking at revenue or customer satisfaction; but, finding ways to measure the time (and money) you save by automating can be tough. Perhaps use as a gauge the following questions: can you take a week off from work; or relocate your office to a different spot and work ¼ or ½ day for two weeks? If you can’t, you may want to reallocate some time to figuring out how. Tim Ferris and the Four Hour Work Week blog offers a lot of ideas. If you are a small business, you can also check out www.thesmallbusinessweb.com for hosted software that integrates and automates. Read more. | PDF version.
FuelNet, November 10, 2009
Shane Ellison’s new Internet enterprise was making money, but he had no room to grow the business…“It got crazy on many levels,” he says. “We were snatching orders off the Internet, packaging, labeling, and standing in line with a bunch of boxes.” What’s more, the fledgling company had no way of tracking orders, so employees were spending a lot of time trying to answer customer questions….Since most fulfillment services are geared toward bigger businesses, Ellison’s search for a solution was frustrating until he saw an article about Shipwire…Ellison, whose business has doubled since he started his company three years ago, gives a lot of credit to Shipwire for his successful business development. “It was the missing link to the technology I needed to grow,” he says. “I took their free month [of service], and we haven’t looked back. I look at online entrepreneurs who are still packing their goods and taking them to the post office, and I can’t understand. Read how to improve the online order fulfillment process. | PDF version.