Amazon’s advantage in shipping and e-commerce is well-known, but Shippo is hoping to provide other companies with similar functionality.
Going forward, merchants of all sizes need to keep up with Amazon’s speed, customer experience and infrastructure, and Shippo hopes to provide that level of functionality for emerging marketplaces and platforms, the company said. Shippo currently has 80 carriers on its platform, mostly in North America, but it seeks to grow its reach internationally, starting with Western Europe, per the company announcement.
“Our vision is to build Amazon Prime for everyone else,” Laura Behrens Wu, CEO and co-founder of Shippo, wrote in the announcement. “We want to put [small and mid-sized businesses] at a competitive advantage by setting a new bar for SMB shipping.”Retail Dive