Shipwire in the News

So You Want to Outsource Part of Your Fulfillment?

ShipStation, March 10, 2015

While many online sellers fulfill and ship their own products, some of them outsource part of their fulfillment and shipping. You may not want to give up total control of the fulfillment and shipping process, but outsourcing some of it can help you save time. If you’re looking to outsource, here are some options:

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Shipwire Launches v3 Application

WebRetailer, February 28, 2015

Fulfillment outsourcing company Shipwire has launched the third generation of its account management platform.

Changes include a more professional and modern interface, a new product catalog, spreadsheet product upload, aliases and “virtual kits”, better support for large catalogs, workflow improvements, easier resending of orders, a new Shopify app, and more.

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Mcommerce Growth: How to Prepare Your Online Store for Mobile Users

Wired Innovations Insights, January 14, 2015

On his way home from work, a young man sees an advertisement on a billboard for a beautiful new shirt he’d love to have. He pulls out his phone, searches for the brand and find the shirt in his size. Within just a couple minutes, he has entered his shipping information and hit the buy button. Smartphones are everywhere these days, and the gadgets are finding their way into new owners’ hands faster than ever before. With each new device comes another opportunity to make a customer happy and to build a brand; mcommerce growth is in full swing. In fact, according to Forrester Research, mobile commerce sales are set to reach $114 billion by the end of 2014.

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3 E-commerce Trends In 2015 That Will Influence The Buyer Experience

SmallBizDaily, January 5, 2015

With 2015 looming, it’s time once again to sift through the e-commerce stained tea leaves and make some predictions for what the New Year will bring to small businesses and e-commerce. Among other things, 2015 promises to boom after a heady 2014, with U.S.-based e-commerce business predicted to reach $350 billion in sales by year’s end. When they finish tabulating the numbers, global sales are expected to reach $1.5 trillion. Even the holidays promise to be bigger than ever, with an estimated $617 billion in sales.

I’d like to call this the year of the consumer. The customer’s always been right, but these days, they have more power than ever. Let’s unpack why I think so.

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Increase Margins by Carrying Inventory in Your Dropship Business

Rebel CEO, December 18, 2014

In my consulting practice, I often work with entrepreneurs who own dropship e-commerce stores and are struggling to expand. Dropshipping as a business model is getting harder and harder – margins are compressing, niches are getting crowded, and everyone is in a brutal price war with Amazon. As a result, many dropshippers are finding it increasingly difficult to grow top-line revenue, and are looking for ways to grow the bottom-line instead by expanding margins.

One of the best ways for a dropshipping business to expand margins is to do the one thing they’re all scared to do – take on inventory. Although it seems scary, taking on inventory is actually one of the easiest and lowest risk ways to make more profit quickly. In this post, I’ll break down some of the reasons why carrying inventory is a no-brainer home run for most established dropshippers:

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A high tech firm scores a Net Zero Energy office that supports countless ways to collaborate.

RMW architecture & interiors, December 10, 2014

There is a difference between having a big reach and having a big footprint. Shipwire designs software that aligns worldwide shipping logistics, so naturally the company has a far-reaching perspective when it comes to workplace sustainability and flexibility. When they leased the RMW-designed Net Zero Energy-retrofit office building at 435 Indio Way, Sunnyvale, Shipwire signed on for a highly sustainable interior build-out, and RMW delivered.

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The race to get products under the Christmas tree from Kickstarter-backed projects

StartupSmart, December 5, 2014

The challenges for Kickstarter-backed hardware startups don’t end once you’ve raised the money.

Microbrics’ managing director Brenton O’Brien, who is beginning to ship his LEGO-compatible Edison robots after a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, has the extra pressure of getting his product out in time for Christmas.

“We’ve been dealing with the issues of getting products out to customers and stock into the distribution centre,” O’Brien says. “We’re a little behind where we’d like to be, but because a lot of people ordered these as Christmas presents and we don’t want to disappoint anyone, we’re working really hard to get these out before Christmas.”

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