Shippit rallies 3 big couriers to scale up SE Asian play

Shippit has signed three new delivery partner deals with integrated logistics solutions provider Janio, global logistics player FedEx, and e-commerce logistics expert Qxpress. 

These deals come as part of the e-commerce fulfillment tech firm’s efforts to rapidly scale up its operations in Southeast Asia following its Australian $30 million Series B fundraise in December 2020.

Apart from strengthening Shippit’s domestic delivery network in Singapore and Malaysia, Shippit’s new partnership with Janio will allow the company to open up its delivery lanes with special rates in Southeast Asia, China, and the United States. This enables merchants access to ship to more countries than before at lower costs. 

Also, the partnership with Qxpress will help Shippit improve reliability and flexibility in domestic deliveries by offering new delivery options such as “same-day delivery” in Singapore.

To support the increasing number of merchants moving online, Shippit has also added new integrations with some of the largest e-commerce platforms such as WooCommerce and Magento to support a wider variety of merchants. WooCommerce and Magento join existing partner Shopify, allowing merchants a seamless integration with the Shippit platform.

”It’s critical that we continue investing in carrier integrations, product enhancements that benefit our merchants to capitalise on this growth in the region,” said Mark Lancaster, Southeast Asian business development lead at Shippit. “These recent carrier deals expand our network capability providing more domestic and international services to our growing merchant base.”

Shippit co-founder and co-CEO William On said they believe Southeast Asia is set to become the world’s largest e-commerce market within the next five years.

“Since Shippit’s launch in Southeast Asia in July 2020, we’ve seen our business grow quickly — and expect that it will continue to scale — which is why we are looking to improve our capabilities across the region and might consider expanding into other countries in the future,” said On.

Shippit was founded in Australia in 2014 with the intention of providing frictionless delivery options and enhanced customer experience. Shippit’s software enables retailers to instantly ship with partner carriers, share seamless tracking and notifications, as well as provide dedicated delivery support. 

Since the fast-growing logistic SaaS platform’s expansion to Singapore less than a year ago, the company has announced partnerships with Shopify, SingPost, Ninja Van, DHL and Aramex and now powers more than 20,000 deliveries per month.