We’re excited to announce our new partnership with Cahoot, the e-commerce order fulfillment network that offers fast and affordable shipping for merchants on leading marketplaces and e-commerce platforms such as Amazon, Walmart, eBay, Shopify Plus, BigCommerce, and Magento.
Cahoot is the world’s first peer-to-peer (P2P) e-commerce order fulfillment network, comprised of experienced e-commerce sellers who offer up their warehouse space and resources to provide same-day order fulfillment services to Cahoot customers. Cahoot enables merchants to offer nationwide 1-day or 2-day delivery using economical ground shipping through its large distributed warehouse footprint. The patented Cahoot business model also enables qualified members to make money fulfilling orders for Cahoot if they join Cahoot as a fulfillment partner. By design, outsourced fulfillment costs are generally lower with Cahoot than with a traditional 3PL fulfillment company, and service levels are higher.
Shipping is a core component of the Cahoot software and service. With Shippo’s partnership and integration, Cahoot merchants now have broader access to carriers, enabling them to lower costs further by comparing and optimizing rates across an extensive range of carrier services.
Shippo Partnership Gives Merchants Access to 85+ Carriers and Flexible Distributed Fulfillment Network
Under its new partnership, Cahoot can offer its customers access to a broader range of carriers, including UPS, FedEx, DHL Express, USPS, and more. Shippo’s 85+ carrier partners complement the extensive and geographically distributed Cahoot fulfillment network, which enables merchant success through:
- Carrier diversification. Employing a multi-carrier shipping strategy allows merchants to compare rates and service times, plus access a deeper range of service levels–like Expedited, Ground, and Flat Rate shipping options–to meet the ever-growing expectations of customers around shipping. Additionally, diversification helps to maintain fulfillment times in the unlikely event that a carrier is experiencing an outage.
- Deeply-discounted shipping rates. Online shoppers rate fast and free shipping as one of their most important considerations when ordering from an e-commerce site. With Shippo, merchants can save up to 90 percent on Retail postage rates because Shippo negotiates contracts with the carriers directly.
- Affordable 1-day and 2-day delivery. Thanks to the Cahoot network’s large number of geographically distributed fulfillment centers, merchants can place inventory closer to customers and offer nationwide 1-day and 2-day delivery using economical ground shipping.
- Higher conversions and more sales through distributed fulfillment. With fast and free shipping, merchants can win the Buy Box, which delivers up to ten times more impressions, 25% higher conversion rates, and 50% more sales – everywhere they sell.
More Carrier Offerings, Powered by Shippo’s API
“Cahoot’s integration and partnership is a nod of confidence for Shippo’s deep breadth of carriers and Cahoot’s commitment to bringing innovative and affordable ecommerce fulfillment services to merchants of all sizes,” said Laura Behrens Wu, CEO and co-founder. “We already partner with most of the major carriers today, and we’re continuing to expand our value-added partner and carrier network this year, accelerating international expansion to become the largest network of shipping carriers on a single platform.”
Cahoot’s Strong Offering Continues Shippo’s Platform Focus
Shippo’s growing roster of platform partnerships such as Cahoot represents our commitment to being the best-in-class shipping offering for e-commerce platforms and technology providers. In addition to Cahoot, we power shipping for Fulfil, OfferUp, Depop, Mercari, GOAT, Whatnot, Curtsy, and eBay Canada. We also integrate with all of the top e-commerce platforms like Shopify, Square, Wix, WooCommerce, BigCommerce, and many more.
This year, we are doubling down on our platform offering to make critical shipping infrastructure available for all platforms and marketplaces. Subaccounts, live rates, and more carriers across the globe are just some of the features coming soon.