April 29, 2013 at 12:11 PM EDT
Webgistix Unveils SmartShip™ Optimizer, Reduces eCommerce Shipping Costs and Shortens Delivery Times

Webgistix Corporation, the worldwide leader in eCommerce order fulfillment, today introduced SmartShipTM Optimizer for eCommerce retailers. SmartShip Optimizer applies advanced analytics to the order-fulfillment process, automatically calculating the optimal shipment method so orders are delivered at the lowest cost while allowing retailers to meet guaranteed delivery times.

The unique technology from Webgistix analyzes historical delivery-performance data from FedEx (NYSE: FDX), UPS (NYSE:UPS) and the USPS as well as real-time data from those carriers to make the calculations. Unlike shipping tools that simply look for the cheapest delivery method, SmartShip Optimizer brings together multiple inputs -- inventory location at multiple Webgistix warehouses, customer destination, delivery guarantee, carrier performance -- then selects the lowest-cost shipment option that will meet the e-retailer’s business requirements.

“This is game-changing technology for mid-size and high-growth eCommerce retailers,” said Joseph DiSorbo, CEO of Webgistix. “SmartShip Optimizer will simultaneously reduce shipping costs and decrease delivery times. This technology can cut shipping costs by hundreds of thousands of dollars for e-retailers each year while increasing customer satisfaction and reorder rates. This technology gives Webgistix client’s a big competitive advantage.”

Webgistix SmartShip Optimizer is available immediately to all Webgistix clients at no additional cost. Beta users have leveraged SmartShip Optimizer to offer consumers special incentives, such as free upgrades to overnight delivery.

“The value is clear for retailers – ship fast, sell more, reduce costs,” added DiSorbo.

Webgistix SmartShip is a technology solution that identifies the most efficient placement of inventory across Webgistix’s nationwide network of fulfillment centers. SmartShip is part of Webgistix’s SmartSuite of eCommerce business services that includes:

  • SmartFill for order management and inventory tracking
  • SmartFreight to expedite inbound inventory shipments to Webgistix’s fulfillment centers
  • SmartStock to ensure inventory is processed and made available for shipment within 24 hours of arriving at a Webgistix facility

Webgistix’s SmartSuite supports eCommerce shopping carts and platforms from all major eCommerce companies, including Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN), eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) and Google (Nasdaq: GOOG).

About Webgistix

Founded in 2001, Webgistix (www.webgistix.com) is a global leader in eCommerce order fulfillment.

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