Shopify have announced their plans to acquire Deliverr for $2.1 billion with aims to expand on their logistics offerings. Together the companies will continue to make connected, modern logistics possible for every merchant.
Over the years they have been operating, Deliverr have worked to provide merchants with the best infrastructure, technology, and data to enable a hassle-free fulfilment experience. Deliverr have released a range of logistics services, enabling brands to grow with freight, reserve storage, and prep solutions as well as new integrations with various sales channels. With the addition of Deliverr’s world-class software, talent, data, and scale, SFN aims to become the most robust end-to-end logistics platform that gives merchants greater control of their inventory across all sales channels.
Our goal is to not only level the playing field for independent businesses, but tilt it in their favor—turning their size and agility into their superpower, Together with Deliverr, Shopify Fulfillment Network will give millions of growing businesses access to a simple, powerful logistics platform that will allow them to make their customers happy over and over again.– Tobi Lütke, founder and CEO of Shopify
With Deliverr and SFN, merchants, whether or not they’re using Shopify, will be able to reduce logistics costs and eliminate the hassle of managing complex supply chains. Specifically, they’ll gain access to:
- Simplified multichannel inventory management with a single place for merchants to ship their inventory for different sales channels. These include a merchant’s online store, brick-and-mortar locations, wholesale customers, marketplaces including Amazon, eBay, Etsy, and Walmart, and platforms like Google, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.
- Demand-driven inventory placement that predicts where customer orders are likely to come from and positions inventory near that demand, so orders can be fulfilled from the closest possible location. We’ll get all of a merchant’s inventory and orders where they need to go, and fast!
- Reliable two-day and next-day delivery from coast to coast with an expanded network of warehouse partners, carriers, and last mile partners so that merchants always get the best service possible, no matter where they’re shipping to across the U.S.
- Flexible, independent logistics services that can be mixed and matched based on merchants’ unique needs as they scale their businesses. This includes new services for storage, freight, inventory preparation, and returns, which will be available to merchants whether or not they use SFN for fulfillment.
Our technology and expertise in inventory management, inventory placement, and demand chain combines perfectly with Shopify’s roadmap, enabling us to now build an end-to-end logistics platform together, Shopify has been building the future of merchant-first fulfillment solutions, and our team has a track record of helping businesses of all sizes streamline their operations. We’re excited to join Shopify in their mission to make commerce better for everyone while democratizing shipping and fulfillment for independent entrepreneurs.– Harish Abbott, co-founder and CEO of Deliverr