October 30, 2018

New partnership will help education-focused ecommerce merchants streamline operations

AUSTIN, Texas — October 30, 2018—ShipStation, the leading web-based e-commerce shipping solution, today announced a new partnership with The Douglas Stewart Company, the largest education-focused distributor in North America.

Established in 1950, The Douglas Stewart Co. offers hardware, software, peripherals, consumer electronics, Apple accessories, and mobile learning solutions to K-12 and higher-education institutions throughout the United States and Canada. The Madison, Wisconsin-based company represents over 350 manufacturers and works with more than 4,500 education-focused resellers and retailers.

“ShipStation’s fulfillment automation solutions and The Douglas Stewart Company’s logistical and distribution experience was a natural service partnership fit,” said Chuck Hulan, CEO at The Douglas Stewart Co. “We help our partners scale their businesses, so we are excited to become affiliate partners and provide a wide range of solutions and services. This includes ShipStation’s top-rated shipping software and The Douglas Stewart Company’s education market expertise, warehousing services, same-day order fulfillment, and business consultation.”

The partnership between ShipStation and The Douglas Stewart Company will help education-focused e-commerce merchants streamline operations and expand their market presence. ShipStation users can now take advantage of the following:

  • Full-service Third Party Logistics (3PL) services
  • Product category expertise for optimal product placements and sell-throughs
  • Marketing and merchandising services to drive consumer demand and increase sales

“The ShipStation team is delighted to welcome The Douglas Stewart Company into our family of partners,” said Robert Gilbreath, Chief Marketing Officer & Vice President of Partnerships at ShipStation.

“Supporting the pursuit of higher education is very important to us — as is, of course, helping e-commerce merchants grow their business. That’s why we’re so excited to work with a company that shares these values.”

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About ShipStation
ShipStation is the leading web-based shipping solution that helps e-commerce retailers import, organize, process, and ship their orders quickly and easily from any web browser. ShipStation features the most integrations of any e-commerce web-based solution with over 150 shopping carts, marketplaces, package carriers, and fulfillment services. ShipStation’s many integration partners include eBay, Jet, PayPal, Amazon, Etsy, BigCommerce, WooCommerce, Shopify Plus, Squarespace, and Magento. ShipStation also integrates with carriers such as FedEx, USPS, UPS, Canada Post, Australia Post, Royal Mail, and DHL. ShipStation has sophisticated automation features such as automated order importing, custom best practice rules, product profiles, and fulfillment solutions that enable its users, wherever they sell and however they ship, to be exceptionally efficient at shipping orders. ShipStation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stamps.com (Nasdaq: STMP). For more information, visit http://shipstation.com/.

About The Douglas Stewart Company
The Douglas Stewart Company, a leading education distributor specializing in technology, education software, and supplies, links more than 350 manufacturers with over 4,500 academic resellers in the United States and Canada. The Douglas Stewart Company’s exceptional knowledge of the education marketplace and a holistic array of solutions and services add value to its business by focusing on innovation and the mutual success of its partners. Its subsidiary, Douglas Stewart EDU, provides similar services to 36 countries in Europe. The Identit-e service division exemplifies Stewart’s value-added initiative with its global student verification services. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, and founded in 1950, The Douglas Stewart Company is a privately held business. Additional information about The Douglas Stewart Company can be found at http://www.dstewart.com.

CONTACT

Robert Gilbreath
CMO & VP of Partnerships at ShipStation
pr@shipstation.com