Katie Evans , Managing Editor, International Research
Partnership with UPS Provides Advanced Package Delivery Capabilities
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., and ATLANTA, June 12, 2009 – GSI Commerce Inc. (Nasdaq: GSIC), the leading provider of e-commerce and multichannel solutions, today announced the launch of ShipQuikSM, a comprehensive, proprietary package-delivery program for its clients. GSI joined with UPS (NYSE: UPS) to create the customized program to significantly improve the consumer experience.
Under the ShipQuik program, GSI presorts and loads packages itself at its fulfillment centers, further optimizing UPS’s reliable ground service for its clients.
“We studied the industry for trends and best practices in package delivery and developed a shipping solution that dramatically improves the online consumer experience,” said Michael G. Rubin, chairman, president and CEO of GSI. “We project that almost 20 million packages will move through our systems this year in the continental U.S. The new premium program will deliver these packages within an average of 2.6 days.”
As part of the ShipQuik program, GSI selected UPS as its strategic partner for its advanced ground package delivery network and unique infrastructure. The UPS solution complements GSI’s scale and network of fulfillment centers, which totals more than two million square feet.
“GSI is a major, respected provider of fulfillment and support services to e-commerce retailers and UPS is excited about supporting GSI and its clients in delivering superior customer service,” said Alan Gershenhorn, UPS’s senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. “UPS has the technology and service options to assist GSI in its goal of making the complex simple for its clients.”
GSI made physical improvements within each of its facilities and implemented new software for UPS service and zip code sorting, conveyor sortation and routing, and dock manifest scheduling. The company also enhanced its warehouse management and freight management systems in support of the new solution. More than 88 percent of the total client volume currently processed within GSI’s fulfillment centers moves through the ShipQuik program.
“GSI’s goals are tightly aligned with our clients’ goals; delight consumers at every phase of their online shopping experience-from clicking on a Web store page through delivery at their doorstep,” said Rubin. “With our new systems in place and our strategic alliance with UPS, we’ve taken a significant step towards improving the consumer experience. We’re proud to be able to leverage our scale to the benefit of our clients and their consumers to provide one of the best delivery experiences in the industry for online shoppers.”
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is the world`s largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain and freight services. With more than a century of experience in transportation and logistics, UPS is a leading global trade expert equipped with a broad portfolio of solutions. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., UPS serves more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at UPS.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
About GSI Commerce
GSI Commerce® (www.gsicommerce.com) is the leading provider of services that enable e-commerce, multichannel retailing and interactive marketing for large, business-to-consumer (b2c) enterprises in the U.S. and internationally. We deliver customized e-commerce solutions through an e-commerce platform, which is comprised of technology, fulfillment and customer care. We offer each of the platform’s components on a modular basis, or as part of an integrated, end-to-end solution. We also offer a full suite of interactive marketing services through two divisions, gsi interactivesm and e-Dialog Inc. (www.e-dialog.com).
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements made in this release, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. Actual results might differ materially from what is expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Additional information about potential factors that could affect GSI Commerce can be found in its most recent Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and other reports and statements filed by GSI Commerce with the SEC. GSI Commerce expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
GSI Commerce, Inc.
Director, Corporate Marketing