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ShipEngine joins 3PL Central’s expanding ecosystem of customers, partners, and developers
EL SEGUNDO, CA – December 19, 2019 — 3PL Central, the leader in cloud-based Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) built to meet the unique needs of third-party logistics (3PL) warehouses, and ShipEngine, the cutting-edge shipping API, today announced a partnership that provides powerful shipping functionality to logistics professionals. Through this direct integration, 3PL Central extends its small parcel functionality, allowing users to seamlessly utilize ShipEngine capabilities from within the WMS. This partnership was driven by the rapid growth of e-commerce, challenging 3PL companies to scale their operations effectively to meet the increasing demand for high-volume small parcel shipping. With this announcement, ShipEngine joins the 3PL Intelligence Ecosystem, a powerful network of customers, partners, and developers, built around the 3PL Central Platform.
“3PL Warehouse Manager is an incredible product that helps users work more efficiently, save money, and scale for growth,” said Eric Abrahams, senior director of sales and services at ShipEngine. “We’re excited to bring even more value to the 3PL Central platform by giving its users the ability to shop rates, print labels, validate addresses, and more.”
ShipEngine has been directly integrated into the backend of 3PL Central’s Unified Small Parcel Shipping Suite, which is composed of SmartPack™, SmartParcel™, and rate shopping functionality. By integrating with ShipEngine, 3PL Central expanded its small parcel capabilities to support more shipping carriers, offer more efficient shipping workflows, and eliminate shipping processing delays — all within 3PL Central’s intuitive user experience. Currently, there are more than 100 customers utilizing ShipEngine through 3PL Central, with dozens being added every month.
“We are excited to welcome ShipEngine to the 3PL Intelligence Ecosystem,” said Brandon Burns, director of business development at 3PL Central. “Partnering with ShipEngine allows our customers to position themselves for e-commerce and high-volume fulfillment. Our customers save up to three minutes per order, which is crucial for managing high-volume shipping during peak seasons.”
Introduced in 2017, ShipEngine’s integration platform as a service (IPaaS) allows e-commerce platforms, 3PLs, and brands to automate their shipping processes. With this new partnership, 3PL Central provides its customers with easy access to dozens of carriers and marketplaces, without any integration work.
More specifically, ShipEngine’s API through SmartPack and SmartParcel delivers the ability to:
- Find the most cost-effective option through comparisons of shipping rates from multiple carriers
- Avoid shipping errors with validation of domestic and international addresses before sending an order
- Enhance the consumer experience by tracking shipped packages in real-time
- Increase efficiency of operations by seamlessly managing warehouse returns, plus easily setting up carrier accounts so that users can start shipping in as little as three minutes
“We are very excited about the results of the ShipEngine integration with SmartParcel," said Jeffery Yamashiro, business analyst at F&M Expressions. "We have batched hundreds of orders for mass shipments and are consistently able to print labels and receive important data directly into our WMS. Fulfilling orders used to be one of the most time-consuming challenges and now this is a simple and easy process."
For more information about how to benefit from the Shipping API solutions available through 3PL Central’s Unified Small Parcel Shipping Suite, contact a 3PL Central representative at 888-375-2368 or visit http://www.3PLcentral.com.
About 3PL Central
3PL Central is the leader in cloud-based warehouse management system (WMS) solutions built to meet the unique needs of the 3PL warehousing community. Serving as the backbone of our customer's operations, our platform quickly transforms paper-based, error-prone businesses into service leaders who can focus on customer satisfaction, operate more efficiently, and grow faster. Offering a comprehensive warehouse management platform, we make it easy for 3PLs to manage inventory, automate routine tasks, and deliver complete visibility to their customers. As the proven industry leader for over a decade, 3PL Central accurately manages billions of dollars in inventory and processes more than 1 million orders a week from any of our customer’s and their customers’ systems.
ShipEngine is a multi-carrier shipping platform that provides best-in-class shipping functionality directly to e-commerce stores, logistics and warehouse providers, system integrators, e-commerce application integrators, and new application developers. Built specifically for developers, ShipEngine's robust set of shipping APIs enable developers to build custom workflows within their own platforms and streamline the e-commerce fulfillment process with real-time label generation, rate quoting, parcel tracking, and address validation. ShipEngine supports carriers across the United States, Europe, Canada, and Australia, including USPS, FedEx, UPS, DHL, and many more. ShipEngine is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stamps.com (Nasdaq: STMP). For more information, visit https://www.shipengine.com.
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