Shippit signs deal with Cotton On

Shippit has announced a series of new partnerships including a major contract with the Cotton On Group.

The logistics platform, which powers the critical last mile delivery experience for retailers, has signed Cotton On as a key client.

The global deal will account for a substantial lift in online transactions powered by the platform across its portfolio of retail brands including Cotton On, Cotton On Body, Cotton On Kids,Factorie and Supre, managed from the Group’s new state-of-the-art warehouse in Avalon, Victoria.

In addition to the Group, Shippit’s stable of retail customers spans all industries and now includes the likes of Kathmandu, City Beach, The Athlete’s Foot, Tony Bianco, Qantas Loyalty and General Pants.

In line with this growth, Shippit’s team has almost doubled in the last 12 months, filling a new office in the heart of Sydney’s CBD as well as a satellite office in South East Asia.

Amongst its latest hires is Chief Revenue Officer, Dan Cran, who held previous executive positions at LogMeIn and ResponSight.

Shippit CEO and co-founder Rob Hango-Zada, said the company’s recent success was based on the impressive growth in key metrics, such as reduced shipping costs and improved delivery experiences.

“We know that shipping is one of the biggest pain-points holding online retailers back, particularly when it comes to providing outstanding customer experiences. The reality is that this sore point only worsens and creates greater inefficiencies for retailers as they scale. With the rise of the on-demand economy, while customers expect flexible, convenient and affordable delivery options, the market is still playing catch-up,” he said.

“We are proud to back an Australian business as we scale our service globally. Shippit’s award-winning technology is exactly what we need to ensure we optimise our delivery operations. We are really excited about what lies ahead in this partnership,” Brendan Sweeney, General Manager of eCommerce at the Cotton On Group said.

Having raised just over $3 million since its inception, the company has grown from its startup roots to become a widely recognised, promising tech venture. In the last 12 months, Shippit has received recognition with awards, including the 2018 Westpac Business of Tomorrow and the 2018 Retail Fulfilment Award for the Best Fulfilment Solution.

Shippit is now gearing up for its next phase of growth, which includes introducing a number of additional technology products to streamline the friction in last mile delivery logistics and continued expansion into new markets, with a keen eye on Asia where it is said 50 per cent of the world’s eCommerce transactions will be generated by the year 2025.