Shipwire in the News

Pleasant Dreams

NRF Stores, June, 2010

Solution helps green mattress retailer reduce carbon footprint and logistics headaches

If you”re manufacturing them, you want…to not lose sleep worrying about the cost of warehousing and distribution… Keetsa, a three-year-old manufacturer of eco-friendly mattresses whose balance sheet is resting comfortably now thanks to its relationship with e-commerce order fulfillment company Shipwire, based in Palo Alto, Calif… Keetsa has seen an estimated 35 percent reduction in warehousing costs, as well as the development of an ultra-efficient delivery system… Shipwire’s online store order fulfillment solution model “was a perfect fit for us,” Alexander says… If not for Shipwire, Alexander says, Keetsa’s distribution costs “would be huge. There’s a lot of cost involved in the traditional mattress supply chain which we don’t have. At the store level, we would have to have delivery trucks and crews, pay Workman’s Comp and insurance…” With Shipwire, he says, that time has been cut an estimated 80 percent. Read more. | PDF version.

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Shipwire Refits Shipping Portal and Gets $4 Million in Funding

Internet Retailer, October 31, 2007

Shipwire Inc.’s redesigned Shipwire.com lets online retailers, including sellers on eBay, operate without their own warehouse and shipping facilities by arranging for Shipwire to store inventory and ship it to their online customers. “Our goal is to fundamentally change the game for merchants with easy, no-risk Internet delivery services that allow businesses to eliminate storage and shipping as a barrier to their business growth,” says founder and CEO Damon Schechter. Read more. | PDF Version.

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