Earlier in May, Harish Abbot, co-founder and CEO of Deliverr, announced that ecommerce giant Shopify has agreed terms to acquire his company. The only thing left to close the acquisition was a regulatory review.
Today, Shopify closed its acquisition of Deliverr. “Together with Shopify Fulfillment Network, Deliverr will work to build the world’s most robust, merchant-centric, end-to-end logistics solution and enable merchants of all sizes to grow their business”, Mr. Abbott said.
“In officially joining Shopify, we look forward to offering our merchants an innovative logistics solution that’s deeply integrated into the Shopify platform.”
This development has left many ecommerce businesses, who use Deliverr as their fulfillment solution, wondering what this means to their future. Mr. Abbott was quick to reassure merchants that they will continue to receive the same fast fulfillment for all their sales channels, industry-leading SLAs, and transparent and affordable pricing they have come to expect with Deliverr.
“Since 2017, we’ve grown alongside thousands of you, our merchants. From integrations with direct sales channels, to building a vast network of warehouses and carriers, to covering the entire inventory journey with our logistics services — we’ve taken inspiration from how you build your businesses and serve your customers to continue adding best-in-class solutions. In joining Shopify, we continue this journey with you”, Mr. Abbott said.
Merchants stand to gain in this new dynamic arrangement between Shopify and Deliverr. Their combined effort is expected to help merchants improve their fulfillment workflow. For a start, merchants can look forward to:
- Faster, affordable fulfillment for every merchant of every size — whether or not they are a Shopify merchant.
- Simplified, smart inventory and order management from port to porch.
- Flexible, independent logistics services to grow their business like freight, reserve storage, prep, and returns.