Shipwire in the News

A global perspective is now a requirement for Internet businesses

VentureBeat, July 22, 2013

A decade ago, the U.S. market represented the key to consumer Internet dominance. Now, leading consumer technology companies such as Google, eBay, and Apple have something new in common: the U.S. accounts for just a minority of their revenue.

This fundamental shift in the tech sector is not surprising when one takes into account the factors driving it. According to consulting firm McKinsey, by 2015 70 percent of Internet users will live in emerging markets. At the same time, U.S. revenue models can successfully migrate overseas in sectors like commerce, banking and media.

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Start an Online Store With No Skills, No Stuff — And Now No Money

Wired, April 4, 2013

The idea seems so obvious once it occurs to you: Why don’t I make a comfortable passive income selling things online? Why, I could even do that kind of work from the comfort of my own home!

After all, starting an online store today has become simpler than ever. You don’t need to build a website or an online shopping cart yourself — a cloud-based company such as BigCommerce can handle that for you. Marketing? Try Google AdWords. Selling? Through Amazon and eBay, I can reach hundreds of millions of customers with a click.

OK, I’ve got all the computer stuff covered. But what about the stuff stuff? Don’t worry! A plug-and-play third-party logistics provider such as ShipWire will store your inventory in its own warehouses, connect with the least expensive parcel carriers and send your customers’ packages on their way.

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How to grow your e-commerce business beyond the garage

Enterprise Nation, May 7, 2010

Outsourcing order fulfillment can turn your warehouse costs into a predictable variable cost-per-order, with maximum flexibility and limited exposure, and it allows you to maintain focus on the core parts of growing your business, instead of dumping resources of money, time and brainpower into a warehouse… As you investigate outsourcing your inventory storage and order shipping, think of it as a tool in your toolkit. You don’t have to outsource all your shipping – it’s not all or nothing. Here are some ways you can leverage an outsourced warehouse for just a piece of your business… Read more. |  PDF version.

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