6/18/09

Gilt Groupe Selects Quiet Logistics to be its Fulfillment Partner

Mary Wagner

Rapidly Growing Retailer to Use Robotic Fulfillment

BOSTON – June 16, 2009 – – Quiet Logistics, the first multi-tenant robotic order fulfillment service provider, today announced that Gilt Groupe has chosen Quiet Logistics as their next-generation order fulfillment partner.

“Gilt’s growth trajectory has put demands on all aspects of our business,” said Susan Lyne, CEO of Gilt Groupe. “We have chosen Quiet Logistics to be our fulfillment partner because their solution offers the flexible scalability and supporting information technology systems that we need to manage our growth. Their capabilities across-the-board are impressive.”

Gilt Groupe provides access, by invitation only, to men’s, women’s and children’s coveted fashion and luxury brands at prices up to 70 percent off retail. Each sale lasts 36 hours and features hand-selected styles from a single designer.

“We are gratified that Gilt Groupe has chosen Quiet Logistics to help them manage their meteoric growth. By integrating robotics, an enterprise-class Warehouse Management System, and web-based data visibility and reporting tools, we deliver a high throughput fulfillment operation that is unique in the industry,” said Bruce Welty, CEO of Quiet Logistics. “This operation drives the highest service levels available today and positions Gilt to strengthen its standing as one of the fastest growing Internet retailers.”

Quiet Logistics delivers its on-demand order fulfillment services in a specially designed multi-tenant QuietCenter™ facility. A QuietCenter can store and ship a wide range of consumer products including apparel, healthcare, beauty, office supplies and similar consumer packaged goods. By significantly reducing touches and human involvement in the handling of goods, Quiet Logistics is able to reduce cycle times and opportunities for error while delivering a 2 to 3 times improvement in throughput.

About Gilt Groupe

Gilt Groupe offers online event-based sales of coveted fashion and designer brands at discounts of up to 70%. With more than 20 sales weekly, the site hosts over a million people in its rapidly growing membership who make it a daily habit to shop. Gilt Groupe was founded in November of 2007 by Alexis Maybank, an early employee of eBay, and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, formerly of Bulgari and Louis Vuitton. Investors include leading venture capital firm Matrix Partners and Kevin Ryan, former CEO of DoubleClick who now serves as Gilt Groupe’s Chairman. More information about Gilt Groupe membership can be obtained by emailing the company at membership@gilt.com or by visiting www.gilt.com.

About Quiet Logistics

Quiet Logistics, Inc. is the industry’s first Third Party Logistics company to deliver a complete outsourced fulfillment solution that leverages the game-changing material handling robotics of Kiva Systems. Quiet Logistics’ “One Touch” fulfillment service is an alignment of best-in-class operations experience and a fully integrated technology platform with a simplified business model to improve distribution throughput, accuracy, scalability and flexibility at costs that are 30 to 50 percent lower than the competition. For more information on Quiet Logistics and its services, please visit www.quietlogistics.com.

Topics:

business finance, Kiva Systems, logistics, Order fulfillment, Technology Internet

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