Shippo Expands Global Reach Into Western Europe With Introduction of Seven New Carrier Relationships
New service availability in France and Italy, and expanded service in the UK, Germany, and Spain further open up Shippo merchants to an international customer base
March 10, 2022 – San Francisco, Calif. – Shippo, a leading shipping platform for growing e-commerce businesses and platform providers, today announced new partnerships with seven international carriers to support the expansion of domestic shipping services across Western Europe. The new carriers – Colissimo, Correos, DPD DE, DPD UK, Hermes UK, Poste Italiane, and Mondial Relay – give Shippo’s platform partners more options to ship domestically in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain. This expansion also augments Shippo’s existing service area offered through an ongoing partnership with Royal Mail in the UK.
Parcel volume across 13 of the world’s major markets exceeded 131 billion packages in 2020, and that number is expected to double by 2026.1 Shippo’s expansion across Western Europe opens up a nearly $500 billion e-commerce market for businesses looking to scale internationally.2
“E-commerce has created a global marketplace where the things someone buys are no longer confined to their geographic location – and the last two years have only accelerated this online adoption – yet many SMBs still maintain a US-centric mindset,” said Vince DeAngelis, senior vice president of carrier partnerships at Shippo. “The reality is, countries in Western Europe represent four of the top 10 e-commerce markets. Our partners are looking to scale, and this expansion further reinforces our commitment to supporting their vision and enabling that growth on a global level.”
This news follows the recent launch of Shippo for Platforms, which directly integrates Shippo’s full shipping capabilities into the existing experience for leading e-commerce platform providers – including Shopify. With the new additions to Shippo’s existing network of 85+ carriers, those same platform partners can now offer expanded carrier options to ensure their merchants have a wide variety of choices for domestic and international shipping – all from the convenience of their native platform.
Building on an already robust partner ecosystem, these new relationships only represent the first phase of Shippo’s international growth, and the company plans to expand service into additional European markets, including The Netherlands and Ireland, later this year. Additionally, Shippo will extend our existing carrier relationships to make them available for all 120,000+ Shippo merchants. To see Shippo’s full list of international carriers, and to learn more about shipping with Shippo, visit: https://goshippo.com/carriers.
1 “Parcel Shipping Index.” Pitney Bowes. September 28, 2021.
2 “Forecast e-commerce growth in percentage of online retail / e-commerce sales 2017 to 2023.” Smart Insights. November 1, 2021.
Founded in 2013, Shippo is the leading shipping platform for modern e-commerce. More than 120,000 businesses, including top e-commerce platforms, marketplaces, warehouses, and brands, trust Shippo to navigate the complexities of shipping and fuel growth. With Shippo’s platform, businesses of all sizes can access 85+ global carriers, get real-time shipping rates, print labels, automate international paperwork, track packages, facilitate returns, and more. To learn more, visit goshippo.com.