With Amazon’s shadow looming over online retail, Behrens Wu thinks her startup can help. By providing software to help track and manage order shipments, Shippo works to level the playing field, at least partially, giving businesses not in the Jeff Bezos empire more Amazon-style efficiency on their commerce logistics. And with a $20 million Series B investment led by Bessemer Venture Partners, Shippo’s boss hopes the company can do it at a far greater scale.
Laura Behrens Wu is a co-founder and the CEO of Shippo, an enterprise shipping platform.
Small businesses may never be able to match Amazon's volume. But this startup is helping them get a leg up.
Laura Behrens Wu is a co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Shippo, a shipping dashboard and API for businesses to ship better. Laura co-founded Shippo after personally experiencing the obstacles businesses face when setting up their shipping operations for her own ecommerce business.
Co-founder Laura Behrens Wu explains how the startup is reshaping the logistics industry by helping small companies compete using big data and cloud shipping tools.
Now any merchant using Stripe for managing their e-commerce business can automatically sync their orders to the Shippo dashboard for shipping. Fulfilled orders information will be synced back to Stripe, along with the tracking number of the shipment.
Shippo, who powers shipping at the center of the present day e-commerce revolution, today announced a partnership with Snapfulfil, a leading Cloud warehouse management system (WMS).
Closing a Series A is notoriously hard — so much so that it has been coined the “Series A Crunch.” It’s estimated that only about 25 percent of startups that raise a seed round go on to close an A round.
Shippo announced today that it has raised $7 million for its shipping for business platform.
Joining us today on The Official @Saastr Podcast is @LauraBehrensWu, Laura is the Founder & CEO @GoShippo, the API and dashboard for all your shipping needs. They have raised from the likes of @SoftTechVC, @500Startups, @SlowVentures and many more incredible investors.
Shippo was established to provide a new level of efficiency when shipping while addressing the operational cost and using it as a tool to increase sales and customer retention, this according to Shan Lian, Marketing Manager at Shippo.
Shippo, the platform that connects ecommerce businesses with multiple shipping carriers from one location, announced a new product with the ability to track packages sent by any major shipping carrier. Businesses can easily access current and historical shipment tracking statuses for all their packages through a single application program interface (API).
Shippo is a multi-carrier shipping API, that allows anyone to retrieve shipping rates, shipping labels, track packages and much more. Shippo supports many shipping providers, including USPS, FedEx, UPS, DHL, Canada Post, and many others.
Shippo is proud to announce its partnership with Weebly for the release of its new e-commerce App Center. The App Center is a part of a massive rebranding & overhaul of Weebly’s platform, now called Carbon. Shippo is one of the apps handpicked by Weebly to be included in its new effort to provide over 200,000 Weebly sellers the ultimate business toolkit.