BusinessWeek, March 19, 2010
The Obama Administration wants to double U.S. exports in five years by enlisting small business. Online marketing and e-commerce have … enabled more small businesses to expand globally. Shipwire, a Palo Alto (Calif.)-based company that provides outsourced warehousing and shipping for online merchants, opened warehouses in Canada in 2007 and in the United Kingdom in 2008, in addition to three warehouses in the U.S. Shipments to non-U.S. addresses have gone from close to zero in 2007 to 20% of Shipwire’s business in 2009, says CEO Damon Schechter. “The merchants are pulling us to where we should be,” he says. Read more. | PDF version.
Suite101.com, July 4th 2009
Shipwire is one service that helps small businesses participate in the global marketplace…Shipwire was created to eliminate the hassles of storage and shipping for merchants so that they can focus on growing their business…Shipwire is designed to be used by growing businesses with the same easy-to-use, on-demand, pay only for what you use structure that every merchant has grown used to with Google, PayPal, Amazon, eBay and Yahoo. Instead of buying leads, auctions or payment, merchants are now renting warehouses around the world, cutting their shipping costs and growing international e-commerce businesses. Read about Small Businesses Going Global. | PDF version.