E-Commerce Shipping

Evolution of Ecommerce Expectations

By Shippo , Thu 25 May 2017

Ecommerce retailers are finding themselves between a 'rock and a hard place' when competing in today's market. Fast paced growth driven by more online shoppers and online channels, growing customer expectations for fast and free shipping, plus increasing carrier rates, make it difficult to compete successfuly.

The question in front of all of us is: how can I profitably meet the customer expectations in a rapidly transforming ecommerce-driven world?

To learn how to make shipping your competitive advantage we invite you to watch this presentation by Mike Comstock from the Shippo Summit. If you prefer we’ve transcribed his presentation below.

Impact of Amazon

There is no question, everybody is aware that ecommerce is growing at an accelerated rate. Based on research by MIT in conjunction with Internet Retailer, it is estimated that in 2016 there were 50 million ecommerce websites in the world. There's no question that Amazon is the catalyst for change in the ecommerce world. If we looked at the traditional retailers and compare that to Amazon in terms of market value over the last decade, it is really a sobering view. You can see that traditional brick and mortar retailers have really undergone a terrific erosion in their market value. During the same time we see Amazon's market value increasing nearly 2,000%.

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Asendia USA Now Supported on Shippo

By Shippo , Thu 18 May 2017

Asendia Shippo

We're excited to introduce Asendia USA, one of the USPS’ largest international mail and parcel consolidators, to our network of shipping providers available through Shippo. 

Asendia USA is a USPS Postal Qualified Wholesaler (PQW) specializing in cross border and international shipment preparation and distribution, including pick up, sorting, manifesting, and shipping worldwide. Through their parent companies, La Poste and Swiss Post, Asendia USA is able to provide reliable international support for shipment tracking and delivery.

By using an international consolidator like Asendia USA through Shippo, you’ll be able to access significantly discounted international postage rates and reliable worldwide shipping services, while easily creating customs documents from within one simple workflow. 

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Shippo Presenting at 2017 National Postal Forum

By Shippo , Wed 17 May 2017

Shippo NPF 2017

Every year the National Postal Forum (NPF) works to create an educational program that addresses the needs of the ever changing, ever challenging mailing and shipping businesses.

Taking place this year, May 21 - 24th in Baltimore, Maryland, NPF is bringing together over 100 USPS representatives and industry experts to teach business owners and industry professionals how to improve their shipping operations. 

Shippo’s co-founder, Simon Kreuz has been chosen be one of the presenters to speak about 
“The Evolving Shipping Marketplace”. There, he will discuss how to leverage shipping data across all e‐commerce operations. Simon will be presenting May 21st, at 1:30pm.

In addition to Simon, the Shippo team will be in Baltimore for the duration of NPF, exhibiting at booth 1502. If you’d like to make an appointment to meet with them, please contact us today or stop by the booth at the show. We look forward to meeting you in person.

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