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E-commerce logistics startup raises $17.5 million

June 14, 2017
Business Insider

“It’s likely the logistics industry will be disrupted by more startups like ShipBob, as demand for free and fast shipping heightens. Large logistics companies have traditionally geared their services toward large retailers, providing them with added services and the aforementioned volume shipping discounts.”

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Warehouse Startup ShipBob Raises $17.5 Million Amid Expansion Push

June 13, 2017
The Wall Street Journal

“ShipBob operates warehouses near city centers, which it says allows it to offer affordable same-day and next-day shipping to online retailers. The company caters mainly to startups and other smaller e-commerce ventures that don’t have the funding to build their own nationwide distribution networks.”

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ShipBob gets $17.5 million from Bain, others

June 13, 2017
Crain’s Chicago Business

“ShipBob doesn’t do the actual delivery. That’s done by shippers such as FedEx and UPS. But it does handle packaging and warehousing of products for customers. It’s moved into the software business, providing supply-chain technology to customers, rather than just physical order fulfillment, which the company hopes will protect it from being run over by Amazon’s contract-fulfillment business.”

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ShipBob raises $17.5 million to help small businesses ship stuff faster

June 13, 2017
Chicago Tribune

“Dhruv Saxena, ShipBob’s CEO and co-founder, said companies can get deliveries to customers faster if they’re shipping from small regional warehouses, rather than one central hub. He said companies can, in some cases, get orders to customers same-day or next-day.

That can be a major factor for the e-commerce businesses ShipBob serves, which range from 150 orders a month to more than 10,000 a day”

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ShipBob raises $17.5 million to help ecommerce businesses with shipping and logistics

June 13, 2017
VentureBeat

For businesses selling across multiple sales channels — like Amazon, Shopify, and eBay — ShipBob acts as an omni-channel order management tool that lets them have visibility across all channels using only one service”

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Amazon’s Free Shipping Pushes Small Retailers, Delivery Firms to Compete

April 8, 2017
The Wall Street Journal

“Just north of Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood, ShipBob, which opened its first warehouse less than two years ago, stores merchandise from over 300 retailers in rows of neatly stacked white plastic bins. Workers walk the aisles, plucking out jars of artisanal mustard and organic conditioner, which they hand off to packers who prep the items for shipping.”

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ShipBob raises $4 million to help small retailers ship goods like Amazon Prime

June 16, 2016
TechCrunch

“A Chicago-based startup called ShipBob has raised $4 million in Series A funding to help small businesses and sole proprietors with an outsourced packaging and shipping service. Hyde Park Venture Partners led the round.”

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ShipBob lands $4 million, led by Hyde Park Venture Partners

June 16, 2016
Crain’s Chicago Business

“ShipBob, a shipping provider for small e-commerce companies, has raised another $4 million. The company arranges packing and shipping for small companies that sell on various online platforms…”

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ShipBob finds a place serving crowdfunding success stories

May 2, 2016
Chicago Tribune

“Many of these people have no experience with logistics or shipping,” said Anthony Watson, ShipBob’s head of business development. “It’s really easy, on their end, to create a campaign or open up a website, but when they get to the point of actually selling their products and figuring how to get it to their consumer, there’s really no turnkey solution for those founders and small businesses.”

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