Shipwire in the News

The Biggest Roadblock to Upping Exports

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.

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6 Ways to Ease Exporting: Simple Steps to Help Steer Your Shipments Through Bureaucratic Red Tape and Complex Tax Laws

Entrepreneur Magazine, February 10, 2010

Among all of the president’s plans to boost jobs, ┬ásome economists say his goal to double exports in five years could do the trick… “oftentimes the most prudent first country for a small business to consider exporting to is Canada, thanks in part to the extensive bilateral trade between Canada and the U.S., and to the cultural and legal similarities”… Companies can ship products internationally from the U.S. via freight forwarders and fulfillment companies such as … Shipwire. [Shipwire] ships to Canada and the U.K., where it has warehouses that will transport goods internationally to any country covered by FedEx, UPS or the local parcel carrier…. See the six steps to grow your exports… Read more. | PDF version.

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