SaaS startups have become the darling of Venture Capital investors, especially in the Shipping industry. Over the past decade, software has proverbially “eaten the world” and SaaS companies have scaled to become unicorn corporations in staggering amounts of time.
In this article, we are examining 11 VC funded SaaS startups in the Shipping industry.
With the help of AfterShip, e-commerce companies can expand and give their consumers the greatest possible purchasing experiences. To assist organizations with sales, marketing, order management, and shipping tracking, the platform provides a number of automated capabilities. The platform links the world's e-commerce infrastructure, enabling buying and selling for anyone, anywhere. More than 100,000 companies worldwide rely on AfterShip, including renowned e-commerce giants like Amazon, eBay, Wish, and Etsy as well as well-known names like Microsoft, Dell, HP, and many more.
Modern organizations may automate direct mail using Lob. Lob's APIs are used by more than 7,000 businesses to move more quickly and open up new growth prospects. Lob's APIs significantly shorten the time needed to process mail, freeing up thousands of hours and enhancing the accuracy of the data. Of the United States, one in every four households has received mail produced using Lob's technology. Lob, which has its corporate office in San Francisco, is supported by reputable investors like as Y Combinator, First Round Capital, and Polaris Partners.
Malomo is a provider of information technology services with a focus on the internet, SaaS, and e-commerce. By transforming the experience of monitoring shipments into a marketing channel, it aids eCommerce firms in generating income, customer loyalty, and engagement. Its headquarters are in Indianapolis, Indiana, and it was created in 2018.
parcelLab is an Operations Experience Management platform that transforms complex data into an intelligent solution. The parcelLab technology allows real-time monitoring of every single order for maximum support and customer engagement. Communication automation focuses on customer relevance to maximize customer satisfaction and retention.
Roambee offers verifiably better supply chain visibility on demand, for on-time, in-full, in-condition delivery of shipments and assets anywhere in the world. 300+ enterprises are improving customer experience, service levels, product quality, cash cycles, business efficiencies, and sustainability with Roambee’s real-time insights & foresights. More than 50 of them are the top 100 global companies in the Pharma, Food, Electronics, Chemicals, Automotive, Packaging & Containers, and Logistics sectors. The company’s innovative AI-powered platform and end-to-end monitoring solutions deliver reliable, timely, and actionable “supply chain signals” that drive logistics automation. These curated supply chain signals are built on item-level, firsthand IoT sensor data and non-sensor inputs for high accuracy. This enables better multimodal ETAs, OTIF deliveries, 80%+ cold chain compliance, and more, including 4X+ ROI on supply chain assets such as bins, tanks, containers, work in process (WIP), and in-store/warehouse inventory by optimizing utilization and inventory levels. Gartner identifies Roambee as one of the 9 global supply chain technology companies in “2021 Gartner Tracking and Monitoring Business Process Context: Magic Quadrant for Real-Time Transposition Visibility Platforms.” Roambee is also behind the safe and timely distribution of temperature-sensitive vaccines for one of the largest global COVID-19 vaccine makers and food assistance for one of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world. Roambee is headquartered in the Silicon Valley, USA, and is globally operational with offices in Mexico, Brazil, UK, Switzerland, Germany, UAE, India, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
SaaS, Shopify App, E-Commerce.
The majority of small business owners would like to concentrate on their operations than have to deal about logistics and shipping. Unfortunately, moving things from A to B continues to be one of their major costs and sources of annoyance. One rationale is that big volume shippers have received priority in the shipping sector, leaving small enterprises with cumbersome procedures and unjust costs. Sendify was created by us to level the playing field and enable forward-thinking companies to ship more effectively. With the help of our digital platform, shippers of any size may access pre-negotiated deals with top carriers, modernizing their supply chains while saving 20% on each shipment on average. Sendify has you covered whether you need to send a pallet or a parcel around the neighborhood or around the world. Since our founding in 2016, we have assisted more than 15,000 small businesses worldwide in saving time and money on shipping so they can focus on expanding their operations. This establishes us as *the* shipping and logistics provider for expanding companies in Germany and Sweden.
A technology business called ShipBob processes e-commerce orders for brands who sell directly to consumers. With a network of fulfillment facilities spread out across the US, ShipBob offers end-to-end fulfillment and offers warehousing and package delivery in 1-2 business days. For online retailers, their software integrates order and inventory management, customer interaction, predictive analytics, and optimal delivery. Additionally, the software from ShipBob is completely compatible with a variety of e-commerce platforms, including eBay, Shopify, Amazon, Magento, and more. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, ShipBob was created by [Divey Gulati] and [Dhruv Saxena](http://www.crunchbase.com/person/dhruv-saxena).
Stargo, a privately held firm founded in 2010, seeks to change the freight forwarding and supply chain sectors by automating and improving routing and pricing in real-time in a matter of seconds. We provide dynamic optimized pricing and guaranteed payment (through a global banking network) using our Decision Support System (DSS), which has extensive artificial intelligence capabilities. This increases the effectiveness of the cargo shipping quote generation process and eliminates negative working capital on successful quotes. We employ our own big data, machine learning, and optimization algorithms running in the cloud to quickly adjust pricing from tens of thousands of international airlines. The only way to comprehend the time-consuming and labor-intensive traditional pricing procedures is through our artificial intelligence engine. Our goal is to see the freight forwarding, shipping, and logistics sectors undergo a digital transformation that will significantly increase their efficacy, profitability, dependability, and robustness.
Xeneta offers real-time, on-demand price transparency for container freight on a single platform. With the use of sophisticated pricing data, benchmark ocean container freight prices. The complete software platform of Xeneta has 160+K trade channels with 45+MN spot and long-term contractual rates. Keep track of changes in the shipping pricing market and guarantee that prices are reasonable. Launched in 2012, Xeneta is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.
Zencargo provides ocean, road, air, and rail freight services. It creates a platform that clients can use to plan, control, and track their international freight, and it use analytics to guide smart supply chain decisions that support clients' companies. Shippers and their counterparts may coordinate and manage their logistics with the help of Zencargo. It also provides services for tracking and freight insurance. On January 4, 2017, Alex Hersham, Jan Riethmeyer, and Richard Fattal joined together to form Zencargo. Its main office is in London, England.