Wall Street Journal, June 30, 2010 (syndicated)
The savings come when businesses can charge customers local shipping rates instead of international rates. For instance, Gilmore said, a San Francisco-based software company can use a Shipwire warehouse in London to deliver an order in Manchester and pay only local U.K. shipping rates… Shipwire offers worldwide shipping at local-country rates. Pay-as-you-go pricing plans start at $30 a month. Read more tips. | PDF version.
Practical eCommerce, March 29, 2010
Starting an e-commerce business is no small endeavor. A would-be online entrepreneur must manage every aspect of the business, from selecting products and vendors to marketing…. To respond to the need to both manage everything and to differentiate, some business owners turn to third-party providers that can effectively take over some aspect of the business so that the business owner can focus on higher-gain areas like establishing the aforementioned competitive advantage… Enter Shipwire, a fulfillment company that both stores your products and ships those products for you when you get an order. Effectively, Shipwire lets you focus on other areas of your growing e-commerce business, while ensuring that your orders are properly managed… Read more (please read the comments on this one too) PDF version.
AMEX OPEN, November 18, 2009
The costs of shipping your product, ordering supplies and sending out mail can add a bundle to your expenses…But there are a great many ways to slash your shipping costs…[First] Go Online. Rule of thumb: Use the web anytime you can…[Second] Use fulfillment services. If you have customers around the world but lack a distribution partner, these services, such as Shipwire…, can be lifesavers, by providing you with a place to store your products in a location near your customers. You”ll save on many international shipping and customs brokerage fees. Read all the tips here. | PDF version.
The Washington Post, August 7th, 2009
Shipwire manages your physical goods in many warehouses, saving shipping costs and speeding up order delivery…Since the company runs warehouses in the U.S., Canada, and England, you’ll save money and customers will get products faster; instead of having to ship everything from your location, Shipwire can send from the closest warehouse (to the buyer). [Reprint from PCWorld]. Save money on shipping. | PDF version.
Shipwire and Keetsa speak on eco-friendly supply chain shipping practices that save money.
Internet.com, December, 2008
Shipwire allows ecommerce retailers to reduce shipping costs by moving inventory closer to end buyers. Many merchants offer free shipping during the holidays. This article discusses some of the tradeoffs. Read more. | PDF Version.