Shipwire in the News

ULX: The Eclectic Tech Workplace

Urban Land Institute, November 9, 2015

Since the first dot-com era, technology firms have rewritten the rules of workplace design, eschewing traditional office towers in favor of renovated warehouses and shrinking individual desk space to make room for more collaborative areas. Today’s tech companies increasingly internalize the mix of uses found in cities, incorporating elements as varied as cafés and vegetable gardens. Design inspiration may come from a building’s historic elements, a company’s founding stories, and the interests of the workers themselves, lending the workplace a feeling of authenticity and personalization.

The following ten projects—all completed during the past three years—include adapted textile factory buildings and liquor distribution warehouses, workplaces with amphitheaters and secret rooms, and a net-zero-energy structure.

Read more here.

Read more

Ingram Micro (IM) to Acquire e-Commerce Activities of DOCDATA for $175M

StreetInsider, October 13, 2015

Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which, subject to closing conditions detailed below, Ingram Micro will acquire DOCdata Nederland B.V. and DOCdata International B.V. (“Docdata”), the e-commerce fulfillment business of publically-traded, Netherlands-based, DOCDATA N.V. (ENXTAM: DOCD) for approximately $175 million. Docdata is one of the leading European providers of order fulfilment, returns logistics and online payment services, providing critical commerce solutions to major retailers, brands and promising start-ups. Docdata currently handles between 125,000 and 250,000 orders on a daily basis, with major operations in Germany, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The company is expected to contribute in excess of $150 million in annual services revenue to Ingram Micro and to contribute 5 to 7 cents to 2016 non-GAAP earnings per share.

Read more here.

Read more

These Millennial Brothers Turned A Passion For Bold Socks Into A Million-Dollar, Two-Man Business

Forbes, September 29, 2015

Many men can’t find a way to show their personal style at work, thanks to stuffy office dress codes. Boris Vaisman, 28, and his brother Albert, 22, aim to change that at Soxy. Their two-person, Toronto-based business is on track to bring in seven-figure revenue this year by delivering five pairs of cheerful-patterned socks –think bright yellow with big red polka dots or hot pink with little blue mustache icons — to customers’ mailboxes each month for $45. “Socks bring a lot of joy and confidence to men,” says Boris.

Meanwhile, the business, which has relied on outsourcing and contract help to expand, gives them the freedom to live a very mobile existence. “For us it’s all about building a business which provided us the opportunity to travel, explore and live remotely,” says Boris.

Read more here.

Read more

Shipwire Adds Fulfillment Center in Tilburg, Netherlands

Web Retailer, August 30, 2015

Third-party logistics company Shipwire has opened a new fulfillment center in the Netherlands.

The new warehouse in Tilburg is centrally located between ports in Antwerp, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Dusseldorf. Tilburg benefits from direct access to highways and nearby carrier hubs, making it an ideal location for distribution.

The addition of the new fulfillment center means improved transit times and reduced transportation costs to reach customers in mainland Europe.

Read more here.

Read more

Affordable Alternatives to Fulfillment by Amazon

Avalara, July 30, 2015

According to Amazon’s website, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) will do everything ecommerce sellers need except bring you breakfast in bed. When you sign up for the service, Amazon will not only warehouse, pack, and ship your Amazon orders. Your customers can also get Amazon’s free shipping, and FBA handles customer service and returns for you. FBA can even fill orders from other online sales channels, such as eBay.

The opportunity for a small business to take advantage of Amazon’s powerful fulfillment engine is a huge draw. FBA can help you focus on growing sales, knowing that the back end is being handled by the pros.

Read more here.

Read more

Valuable Tools That Will Help You Run Successful Crowdfunding Campaign #5

Startupist, June 23, 2015

Recently we talked about the top 7 crowdfunding websites and, hopefully, you have already explored these great platforms. But knowing which platform to use is not even close to creating a successful crowdfunding campaign. This is not an easy task and requires a lot of time and effort. But there is no need to give up before you even start.

In this series, every Tuesday you will be able to find three great tools, which will help you create awesome and successful crowdfunding campaign.

Read more here.

Read more

6 pro apps to open an online store

LinkedIn, June 22, 2015

The main reason I made this video is to help you save time. Opening a brick-and-mortar store can cost you tens of thousands of dollars and you can easily waste hundreds of hours trying to paste together a bunch of free ecommerce software. I’m not a fan of either of those options.

I believe in spending money on the right tools when they’ll save you time that can be reinvested in other more important stuff, like marketing. This video is going to show you how 6 applications that can help you save thousands of dollars in startup costs and hundreds of hours in wasted time spent researching and implementing free software.

Read more here.

Read more
1 2 3 6

Media or Press Inquiry?

We'd love to hear from you.

Get in touch

Forgot your password?