Before diving into the story of ShipScience, let me take you back to my days at Relectric.com, a B2B e-commerce manufacturing and distribution biz I founded. As we grew, adding more locations, SKUs, and inventory types, shipping turned into a real headache. Despite our best attempts, we just couldn’t nail down time management, opportunity analysis, or expertise. We knew we were missing out on savings, but just couldn’t put our finger on how much or how to get our hands on it.
Fast forward to 2017, when I sold Relectric.com and made it my mission to help e-commerce companies tackle this very problem. We gathered a whopping $1 billion worth of UPS and FedEx shipment data, brought together a dream team of industry experts, developers, and analysts, and started uncovering hidden gems most shippers didn’t even know existed.
And guess what? The results blew us away! We found that we could give almost all shippers some seriously powerful insights, helping them save over 25% on their shipping costs each year. The best part? Many of these changes required zero operational effort. We’re constantly rolling out new products and features to make life easier for e-commerce shippers everywhere.
So, here’s to making shipping a breeze! Cheers!