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Mike Merwin / Updated May 20, 2022

Shipium News Brief, Top E-commerce, Retail and Logistics Posts

Here are a few top stories we're reading this week from the world of e-commerce, retail, and logistics.
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Kris Gösser / Updated May 9, 2022

Podcast: Operations is the other half of the e-commerce brain

When Amazon launched their Buy With Prime offering late April 2022, our friends at FutureCommerce asked me to hop on the podcast to share what Shipium thought of the announcement. With the industry focused on the one-click-checkout war, I proposed a different take: This was a very big deal to tech-forward 3PLs who compete against Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA).
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Jason Murray / Updated May 2, 2022

How Retailers Can Win Back Leverage in the Great Carrier War

Consider a three-sided relationship between retailers, carriers, and technology providers.
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Jason Murray / Updated April 14, 2022

Announcing our $27.5M funding: The largest Series A in logistics software history

Today we are announcing some historical news. Our latest funding round, a $27.5M Series A led by Insight Partners, is the largest venture-backed Series A in logistics SaaS history.
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Jason Murray / Updated February 14, 2022

Supply Chain Technology and Retail Technology are Merging

The NRF Big Show in NYC was an interesting experience. While attendance was obviously down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the spirit was still there, and intelligence could still be gathered. In particular, buzz around sessions, speakers, and overall floor conversations can tell you a lot about where the industry of Retail Technology is going.
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Kris Gösser / Updated October 14, 2021

Automating Supply Chain Decisions with AI: TransformX Discussion Panel

On October 7th, CEO Jason Murray got a chance to speak on a panel discussion at the annual TransformX event put on my ScaleAI.
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Jason Murray / Updated June 28, 2021

Freight Waves TV Interview: Simplifying Logistics

Last week I had a chance to sit down with Andrew Cox from FreightWaves TV to chat about Amazon's early days and what learnings from that period can be applied today for everyone else who isn't Amazon.
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Kris Gösser / Updated June 21, 2021

Supporting the Women In Retail (WIR) June Virtual Exchange

We are big fans of the community building efforts by Diane, Kristina, and the rest of the Women In Retail organization, which is why we were excited by the opportunity to support them by sponsoring their June Virtual Exchange.
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Jason Murray / Updated June 9, 2021

Shipium Raises $8 Million in Seed Funding; Here's our Vision for Shipium

Shipium is proving to be an idea that ecommerce companies want. Due to the explosion of ecommerce over the last year, it's proving to be an idea they need, too.
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Jason Murray / Updated May 10, 2021

Pull vs Push Model Thinking: How Amazon revolutionized its supply chain

Ecommerce operators have a bad habit of falling into "supply-side" thinking. Forecasting demand has been figured out by someone else, they think, with merchandise ordered and ready to be placed into fulfillment centers. Their job then becomes a linear planning exercise going from start to finish in increasingly smaller units. The merchandise goes from container to truck to pallet to box to door step. This is push-based thinking. It's the idea that the job is efficiently and effectively pushing the flow of goods from beginning to end. One of the most powerful ideas both Amazon and Zulily adopted was the idea of pull-based supply chain thinking.  Start from the end goal, and work backwards. Efficient and effective planning in reverse order is where actual stepwise optimizations can be found.
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