Shipwire in the News

How A Better Litter Box Spawned A Growing International Business

Forbes, February 24, 2014

While cleaning up spilled cat litter and cursing the inadequacies of modern litter box design, Modko co-founder Rich Williams’ wife had to remind him that he himself was a designer and may as well do something about it. He and business partner Brett Teper did, and today their Brooklyn-based company’s products command respect from pet owners, as well as high prices.

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Seize the day — five minutes at a time

Vancouver Sun, January 14, 2014

Want to improve your life? When you first get up, ask yourself, what would make this a great day. And every evening ask yourself, “What amazing things happened today?”

There really is power in positive thinking. But how do you go from good intentions to beneficial routine? Two Toronto entrepreneurs have produced a $23 book they believe can change your life. They call it The Five-Minute Journal, “the journal for people who don’t write journals.” I think of it as the book you write yourself.

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Seize the day — five minutes at a time

Financial Post, January 13, 2014

Want to improve your life? When you first get up, ask yourself, what would make this a great day. And every evening ask yourself, “What amazing things happened today?”

There really is power in positive thinking. But how do you go from good intentions to beneficial routine? Two Toronto entrepreneurs have produced a $23 book they believe can change your life. They call it The Five-Minute Journal, “the journal for people who don’t write journals.” I think of it as the book you write yourself.

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Save A "Buttload" Of Money On Shipping

Rise to the Top, April 2010 (Video)

A Video Conversation With Shipwire’s CEO Damon Schechter

David Siteman Garland has “… a soft spot for entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs. Especially ones that offer amazing, useful and easy-to-use things. Shipwire falls into that butt-kicking category as an unbelievably cool entrepreneur resource.”… Bottom line is selling a physical product for an entrepreneur or small business owner can be tough on the logistics side. Warehouses are expensive. Dealing with shipping is annoying. And this takes away from the things you like to work on in your business… Shipwire solves this problem. Watch David’s Skype Video Interview with Shipwire.

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Even the Boss Needs Time Off

Fox Small Business Center, April 20, 2010

“Entrepreneur Diary” by Damon Schechter, founder and CEO of Shipwire Product Fulfillment.

Measuring your daily successes can be done by looking at revenue or customer satisfaction; but, finding ways to measure the time (and money) you save by automating can be tough. Perhaps use as a gauge the following questions: can you take a week off from work; or relocate your office to a different spot and work ¼ or ½ day for two weeks? If you can’t, you may want to reallocate some time to figuring out how. Tim Ferris and the Four Hour Work Week blog offers a lot of ideas. If you are a small business, you can also check out www.thesmallbusinessweb.com for hosted software that integrates and automates. Read more. | PDF version.

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