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Shipwire’s partner network now includes more than 50 partners.
Palo Alto, CA, May 9, 2012 – Leading order fulfillment service Shipwire today announced four new partners with the release of its integration modules for leading ecommerce solutions Miva Merchant, PrestaShop, LemonStand and Virtuemart. These new partners join Shipwire in providing Enterprise Logistics for Everyone™, a push that seeks to help ecommerce merchants increase revenue opportunities by outsourcing shipping and fulfillment.
Shipwire’s partner network now includes more than 50 partners. The new integrations will give Miva Merchant, PrestaShop, LemonStand, and Virtuemart customers access to Shipwire’s global fulfillment network, which includes warehouses in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Asia. Shipwire’s warehouse network will allow ecommerce merchants to store inventory in its warehouses and do on-demand shipping and fulfillment through Shipwire’s four ecommerce APIs.
“Shipwire has created an order fulfillment service that the leading ecommerce providers leverage to help their customers deliver an amazing buyer experience globally,” said Nate Gilmore, Shipwire’s Vice President of Business Development. “We are pleased to welcome our newest partners to our network, and look forward to helping their customers grow sales, cut shipping costs, and deliver a great brand experience.”
Miva Merchant is a leading ecommerce solution for small and medium-sized businesses. The module works with Miva Merchant 5.5 and up, and includes the order entry, inventory, tracking, and shipping rate APIs fully integrated. “This integration is important for our customers,” said Rick Wilson, Miva’s President and COO. “They can use the leading ecommerce solution provided by Miva Merchant coupled with Shipwire to fulfill their orders and grow their global sales quickly and more efficiently.”
PrestaShop is an award-winning open-source e-commerce platform, powering over 120,000 online stores across 150 countries. It integrates with the Shipwire order entry, inventory and tracking APIs. The release of this integration will give the whole PrestaShop community access to Shipwire’s global warehouse network and order fulfillment services. "The release of this integration enables merchants to automate their order flow and grow their businesses," said Bruno Lévêque, PrestaShop, Inc. CEO. "It will allow PrestaShop-powered merchants to focus on their business and remove the hassles of storage and shipping."
LemonStandis a PHP shopping cart made with flexibility and ease of use in mind. The module is developed by iD30, a digital agency specializing in ecommerce website design and development. The new module integrates with all four Shipwire APIs.
Merchants can access documentation and purchase the module on LemonStand Marketplace. “It’s important for LemonStand customers to have access to an array of tools that help them run their businesses,” said Danny Halarewich, Lemonstand's CEO and Co-Founder. “We’re happy with this integration because now all our merchants can cost-effectively reach potential customers in places they couldn’t before.”
Virtuemart is an open-source ecommerce extension designed for the Joomla! content management system. The module release works with Virtuemart 1.1.9 for Joomla! 1.5, and support documents for the order fulfillment API integration are provided to help Virtuemart merchants with installation.
Shipwire provides cloud-based logistics services, shipping software and outsourced pick-pack and ship ecommerce order fulfillment services from warehouses around the world. Online sellers send their inventory to one of Shipwire’s warehouses in the U.S., Canada, or Europe, and instantly connect Shipwire to their online store or marketplace. Customers buy from the merchant online. Shipwire uses “least-cost routing” to optimally pick, pack and ship the order to the buyer faster, and for less shipping cost. Shipwire is developer- and partner-friendly; learn more about our shipping affiliate partner program. For a free trial of outsourced order fulfillment, online postage printing, or free order management software, contact 1-888-SHIPWIRE or sign-up at http://www.shipwire.com/trial.