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Descartes Buys ShipRush for Its Ecommerce Expertise

Logistics firm Descartes has acquired ShipRush, a leading provider of ecommerce multi-carrier parcel shipping solutions for small-to medium-sized businesses. ShipRush adds a large customer base of ecommerce SMBs and retailers and strengthens Descartes’ partner relationships with key SMB players, such as Intuit QuickBooks, according to the companies.

The press release follows:

Descartes has acquired ShipRush, a leading provider of ecommerce multi-carrier parcel shipping solutions for small-to medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

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US-based ShipRush helps ecommerce SMBs and omni-channel retailers execute parcel shipments for last-mile delivery to customers. The ShipRush platform helps customers ship efficiently and cost-effectively by integrating with front-end commerce systems and parcel shipping providers for seamless package labelling, rating, tracking and postage processing.

Descartes’ strategy is focused on growing and operating the most complete and interoperable global Logistics Technology Platform. Descartes’ Logistics Technology Platform uniquely combines the Global Logistics Network (GLN), a wide range of modular and interoperable logistics applications and the largest community of logistics-intensive companies in the world. The acquisition advances Descartes’ strategic objective to strengthen its global presence and leadership position by:

  • Extending the reach of Descartes’ network – including integrations with key ecommerce platforms;
  • Enhancing Descartes’ ecommerce-focused applications with additional functionality for parcel shipping; and
  • Adding a large community of ecommerce SMBs.

Expanding Descartes’ Global Logistics Network 
Descartes’ GLN is the foundation on which the applications and community are built. The GLN provides community members the flexibility to easily connect and collaborate with global trading partners. The ShipRush acquisition will add scale to Descartes’ network and extend its reach with integrations into more than 60 business systems, including leading ERP, ecommerce and supply chain platforms.

Enhancing Descartes’ offering of logistics management applications
Descartes’ product strategy is focused on expanding its logistics application functional footprint to provide its customers with the most comprehensive logistics management solutions in the industry. ShipRush has been building its comprehensive solutions for over 15 years. The acquisition will strengthen Descartes’ ecommerce-focused applications with additional functionality for parcel shipping.

Growing Descartes’ global multi-modal logistics community
Descartes’ logistics community is the largest multi-modal network of logistics intensive companies in the world, with parties using its cloud-based services in over 160 countries. Descartes’ mission is to create the world’s most comprehensive networked logistics community. ShipRush adds a large customer base of ecommerce SMBs and retailers and strengthens Descartes’ partner relationships with key SMB players, such as Intuit QuickBooks.

About ShipRush 
US-based ShipRush helps ecommerce SMBs and omni-channel retailers execute parcel shipments for last-mile delivery to customers.

With integrations to over 60 business systems, including leading ERP, ecommerce and supply chain platforms, the ShipRush platform helps customers to streamline their supply chain and reduce transportation costs by automatically importing orders, comparing carrier rates, printing shipping labels for all major carriers, and tracking through final delivery.

The acquisition makes ShipRush’s customers members of the world’s premier global logistics community – The Global Logistics Network – facilitating improved performance and productivity of logistics operations around the world. As part of this community ShipRush’s customers will have access to additional solutions via Descartes’ Logistics Technology Platform to improve rate management, dock appointment scheduling, transportation management, routing and scheduling, and in-transit inventory visibility.

ShipRush is based in Seattle, Washington. Visit the ShipRush website at Shiprush.com.

Source: Descartes Press Release

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