Time to Deliver
Internet Retailer, June 1st, 2012
Taking it outside
Other retailers prefer to outsource their fulfillment to third-party logistics providers set up to quickly receive online orders and ship from strategically placed warehouses.
ArmorMount LLC, a Long Island, N.Y.-based web-only retailer of equipment for mounting flat-panel TVs to walls, transfers orders from its e-commerce site, ArmorMount.com, to its fulfillment provider, Shipwire Inc. ArmorMount uses e-commerce technology hosted by Shopify Inc. to transfer orders to one of three Shipwire fulfillment warehouses—in Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia—enabling ArmorMount to deliver to nearly all U.S. addresses within two days, mostly by ground services.
“Because Shipwire allows us to store our goods on both coasts, we can rely on UPS ground shipping up to just a few days before major holidays,” says the retailer’s founder, David Wurtz. “We also sell this as a big feature throughout the year: two- to three-day delivery timeframes, anywhere in the continental United States.”
Shipwire guarantees that all orders received in its warehouses by 5:30 a.m. local time will ship out the same day; for an extra fee of $1 per order, it will ship out the same day orders received by 10:30 a.m., and for an extra fee of $2.50 per order, will ship out the same day orders received by 1:30 p.m.
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