Shipwire in the News

How To Offer Free Shipping And Still Make A Profit

April 16, 2013

If you’re a retailer or even just selling items on eBay or Etsy, it seems like customers expect and even demand free shipping. EBay, for example, even encourages its sellers to offer free shipping as a way to grow their business.

Now that Dec. 17 has been dubbed ”Free Shipping Day,” when thousands of last-minute shoppers fill out their holiday gift lists, it’s an issue that’s just about impossible to avoid.

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SMB Spotlight on Shipwire

School for Startups, April 15, 2013

School for Startups Radio is devoted to educating entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Shipwire is a company that is augmenting the the order fulfillment aspect of small business. By seamlessly integrating their IT system with their clients’ order capturing system, they can automate shipping while keeping their customers up-to-date with a continual flow of shipping and inventory information. They offer all of this while vastly expanding the logistic network of small businesses everywhere.

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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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