In addition to having built and sold, multiple, "7 figure" e-commerce stores, I spent about 7 years as the CEO of a large digital marketing platform that built all sorts of solutions for e-commerce marketers, affiliates and enterprises. In that time, the number one issue that our e-commerce customers had was finding a good place in the USA for fulfillment - which was something we couldn’t help with at the time. Our customers explained that shipping through China or other Nations was too slow and resulted in all sorts of issues but they explained that prices in the USA were outrageous.
Having sold off my interests in that company, it never left my mind that so many people needed a good solution for fulfillment. I had a conversation with Milind, my business partner, then decided to start looking around to see what the options in the market looked like. What we found was that all of the USA based fulfillment centers did in fact have outrageous pricing! Not only that, most of them had a slew of upsells, extra charges, very high minimums, storage costs and a bunch of other things that made it nearly impossible for people in e-commerce to work with while retaining profits.
We kept our eyes open and in a short while, we got some friends and family interested in the idea. We opened up a fulfillment center that could take small orders and things started growing quickly from there. It really just started out as a small side project but people began to refer us by word of mouth and we found ourselves scaling rapidly. The rest is history and today we’re a fully staffed, fully equipped - turnkey fulfillment center. We’re still a family and friends run business but we’ve used our skills and experience to scale and put forward the absolute best e-commerce fulfillment solution there is. Co-Founder of iShipUSA - Peter Tarr