Shotput

AWS for all warehousing and fulfillment needs. (YC S15)

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James Steinberg
James SteinbergMaker@jamespsteinberg · Co-founder Shotput.com, Pedal.com
Hey I'm James, one of the co-founders of Shotput. Feel free to ask anything!
Roger Dickey
Roger Dickey@rogerdickey · Founder of Gigster - We make apps!
Go @theprafulmathur! We love the experience so far. Great way to set up a simple drop shipping operation to deliver thank-you gifts to our customers.
Michele Casertano
Michele CasertanoHiring@mcasertaca · Co-founder, BlueCrew
@theprafulmathur, what makes your system easier to use compared to existing solutions?
Praful Mathur
Praful MathurMaker@theprafulmathur
@mcasertaca Great question! Generally 3PLs and warehouses take about 10 days to just give you a quote and then another few weeks to on-board. Our on-boarding process takes about 5 minutes and afterwards you're fully integrated and ready to start shipping. We'll schedule a pick up time with you and pick up your products from the ports/manufacturer. We also have negotiated rates with carriers and pride ourselves in short customer-support response times we're averaging 15 minutes or less during our available hours of operation.
Robert Tregaskes
Robert Tregaskes@robtregaskes · Head of Logistics, Qardio
Hey Guys, I'm a big fan of anything that tries to raise the bar of the logistics industry - great work for tackling the challenge! With offerings like Shipwire established in the market already with access to the (massive) resources of Ingram Micro, how do you differentiate?
James Steinberg
James SteinbergMaker@jamespsteinberg · Co-founder Shotput.com, Pedal.com
@robtregaskes Hey Robert, Shipwire's whole schtick is bringing the same processes large companies like Ingram and or P&G might use and apply them to small companies. The end result is good, but a pretty over-engineered solution that you end up paying extra for. We focus on simple pick and pack operations and avoid many of complex tasks that 80% of the products coming do not need.
Justin Gilchrist
Justin Gilchrist@flipfilter · MD, OptimumFeedback.com
Is there anyway to see what the service currently integrates with or details of the API?