May 17, 2020

Shippo: delivering e-commerce logistics solutions

E-Commerce
Sean Galea-Pace
2 min
Shippo: delivering e-commerce logistics solutions
Shippo is an e-commerce logistics solutions provider and helps makeshipment simple for businesses of all different sizes.

The company helps bridge the...

Shippo is an e-commerce logistics solutions provider and helps make shipment simple for businesses of all different sizes.

The company helps bridge the gap between businesses and their customers. It partners with more than 50 global carriers as well as dozens of top store platforms so that you can get started immediately. Some of Shippo's partners include logistics giants such as, DHL, FedEx and UPS.

Shippo lowers the barriers to shipping for businesses worldwide. With free and fast shipping becoming increasingly more normal, better access to shipping is a competitive advantage for businesses. 

Upon beginning its partnership with Shippo, Kevin Warren, UPS Chief Marketing Officer, commented: “UPS is committed to providing SMBs with the technology, services and value they need to be successful. UPS and Shippo help SMBs simplify complex fulfillment processes and ensure timely delivery so they can focus on what they do best – running their business.”

“We are excited to present competitive UPS shipping options to our customers. This collaboration validates UPS’s commitment to accelerating the growth and success of small online merchants,” added Laura Behrens Wu, CEO and co-founder at Shippo. “Shippo is confident that we can build a true multi-carrier shipping platform that will help our customers succeed.”

What can you do with Shippo?

Create shipping labels with Shippo:

  • Compare carrier rates

  • Save on shipping

  • Easy integration

  • Automate label creation

  • CSV upload

  • Address validation

  • Returns

  • Schedule pickups

Connect your tools with Shippo

Shippo automatically syncs shipping information with companies’ favourite platforms to streamline the process. 

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Expand your customer base

Through Shippo, reach untapped audiences such as international markets, additional marketplaces and more store domains. 

  • Enter global markets.

  • Offer niche delivery options.

  • Sell on more marketplaces.

  • Ship how you want.

  • Pre-fill delivery documentation.

  • Manage orders from multiple stores.

E-Commerce platforms

  • Square

  • Shopify

  • WooCommerce

  • Wix

  • BigCommerce

  • ChannelAdvisor

  • Magento 2

  • ePages

  • Magento

Website platforms

  • Squarespace

  • Weebly

  • GoDaddy

Marketplaces

  • Amazon

  • Etsy

  • Ebay

In total, there are around 100 million packages shipped annually on Shippo.

To sign up, click here!

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Aug 5, 2021

Accenture Acquires SCM Software Firm Blue Horseshoe

Accenture
BlueHorseshoe
DigitalSupplyChain
SupplyChainManagement
2 min
Accenture acquires supply chain management specialist Blue Horseshoe, expanding the scale and capabilities of its Supply Chain & Operations group

Accenture has announced its acquisition of Blue Horseshoe, a US-based supply chain management software provider and consultancy firm. 

Upon completion, Blue Horseshoe’s 349 professionals will join Accenture’s Supply Chain & Operations group, expanding the professional services group’s capabilities to create more interconnected and resilient supply chains for clients. 

“To be competitive, companies need to transform their supply chains to deliver the innovative and hyper-personalised products, services and experiences that are in high demand—and fulfilment is core to that transformation,” said Renato Scaff, Accenture’s Supply Chain & Operations North America lead. “Blue Horseshoe’s deep fulfilment consulting experience and methodologies support Accenture’s vision for building customer-centric, resilient and responsible supply chains that benefit people, society and the planet.”

Who are Blue Horseshoe? 

  • Founded: 2001
  • CEO: Chris Cason
  • Employees: 349
  • Offices: 4 in USA, 1 in Amsterdam, 1 in Estonia
  • Key customers: Lids, Pabst Brewing Co., Half Price Books, Britax, Major Brands


Founded in 2001 in Indiana, USA, Blue Horseshoe now operates from six offices across the US and Europe. The company provides cloud-based solutions for supply chain management, ERP, warehouse management and transportation management systems, including its own Supply Chain Cloud platform, as well as Oracle NetSuite and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management as a Microsoft Inner Circle Partner. 


Blue Horseshoe specialises in fulfilment and distribution solutions, with expertise in the food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, and retail distribution industries. Over the past 20 years, the company has improved around 700 supply chains, including those of leading companies such as fashion retailer Lids, cosmetics company Regis Corporation, Pabst Brewing Co., and family-owned bookstore chain Half Price Books. 

“For two decades, we’ve worked with clients to build connectedness, efficiency and automation across their enterprise and supply chain operations,” said Chris Cason, CEO, Blue Horseshoe. “As part of Accenture, we will bring increased scale and combined expertise to help clients put in place next generation supply chain and fulfillment strategies that meet customer expectations and support business growth.”

Accenture's acquisition of Blue Horseshoe is subject to customary closing conditions.

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