Class A Toronto, Canada Warehouse is First in Network of International
Warehouses Planned in Shipwire's Global Expansion
SUNNYVALE, CALIF., November 12 /CNW/ - Shipwire, Inc. today announced the
addition of a Class A Toronto, Canada warehouse facility, extending its bid to
reshape how small and growing Web merchants store, sell and ship their
Shipwire's expansion into Canada marks a breakthrough and opens up new
markets for Web retailers. With one Shipwire account, merchants can place
inventory in Shipwire's existing East and West coast U.S. warehouses, and now
Canada. The Achilles heels for U.S. merchants selling to Canadian customers
are shipping costs and the risk of clearing customers on a per-order basis.
Shipwire's Canadian expansion empowers growing Web retailers to easily move
and store wholesale and retail inventory - in bulk - within Canada. The result
is faster delivery to buyers with lower shipping charges and less headaches.
To kick-off the opening of its Toronto facility and help merchants
prepare for the holiday season, Shipwire is offering special deals for
retailers who schedule a shipment to the Toronto warehouse by November 16,
2007. New subscribers will receive a free month of storage on space valued at
up to $250 per month. Existing Shipwire customers can receive Shipwire account
credits, which vary depending on whether a container or parcel is scheduled
"International order fulfillment has, to date, been out-of-reach to small
Web retailers. With Shipwire, merchants can now simply plug a domestic or
international warehouse into their Web store with no long-term contracts.
Shipwire's Canadian warehouse represents a remarkable opportunity for Web
wholesalers and retailers to reach new growing markets, with minimal
headaches," said Damon Schechter, founder and CEO of Shipwire, and author of
Delivering the Goods: The Art of Managing Your Supply Chain (Wiley, 2002).
Merchants wanting to fulfill their Canadian customer orders "locally" can
now do so in a matter of minutes through Shipwire's easy-to-use control panel.
Merchants simply log into their Shipwire account, add the new Canadian
warehouse to their account, and schedule inventory for receiving in Canada.
Behind the scenes, Shipwire prepares the inventory and handles warehouse
coordination. Shipwire provides assistance with clearing customs and options
to establish Canadian Business Registration and tax IDs. Through these
features and the buying power enabled by Shipwire, small businesses can now
reach a wealth of new North American markets that previously were beyond their
Mark Stern, president and founder of doggypads.com and a Shipwire
customer states, "The Canadian market represents a huge opportunity for our
pet products; however, it has always been expensive and time consuming to ship
individual orders from the U.S. to Canada and clear customs each time. Moving
some of my inventory into Canada with Shipwire will help me reduce costs and
make sure my customer orders are fulfilled quickly."
Shipwire's Canadian facility is the first in a network of international
warehouses being established under the lead of Saul Smith, a 25-year retail
veteran who has joined Shipwire as vice president of warehouse operations and
is chartered with driving the company's global distribution strategy. (For
more details, see also Shipwire's press release, "Shipwire Adds 25-Year Retail
Veteran to Leadership Team in Bid to Change How Web Retailers Deliver Their
Products to Customers," dated November 12, 2007.)
Shipwire, Inc. allows Web retailers to focus on growth by eliminating the
hassle of storage and shipping. Plans start at just $29.95 a month. Shipwire
is changing the game for businesses that sell merchandise online - offering a
growing warehouse network, simple bundled pricing, a developer network, and
Web store integration. Today, more than 30,000 online stores have Shipwire
built-in. Shipwire has warehouses located strategically in Los Angeles,
Chicago and Toronto. Shipwire can be contacted at 1-888-SHIPWIRE or
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