The Shipium team. (Shipium Photo)
Online shopping has surged amid the pandemic, forcing e-commerce companies to ramp up their fulfillment capacity. That’s good news for startups building e-commerce software such as Shipium.
The Seattle startup just raised $8 million to help online retailers with technology that improves operations inside their fulfillment centers. It’s the latest software startup to ride tailwinds from the e-commerce boom — others from the Seattle region to raise funding over the past year include Flexe, Stackline, Fabric, FlavorCloud, Pipe17, Pandion, SoundCommerce, and others.
Shipium, which GeekWire first covered in 2019, is led by two supply chain veterans: Jason Murray and Mac Brown. Murray spent nearly two decades at Amazon, running supply chain teams and overseeing thousands of employees as a vice president. Brown is also an early Amazon employee — the co-founders started three days apart from each other in 1999 — and later joined Zulily, where he was vice president of supply chain and fulfillment software for the Seattle online retailer.
Shipium’s mantra is to help online retailers “fight back” against Amazon, which has created customer expectations for delivery times that are difficult to meet for many companies without …read more
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