Descartes has acquired Peoplevox, a leading provider of cloud-based ecommerce warehouse management solutions (“eWMS”).
Headquartered in the UK, Peoplevox serves the direct-to-consumer ecommerce community. Peoplevox’s web-based eWMS and ecommerce fulfillment solutions help customers seamlessly connect to webshop front ends, translate order information into a mobile-driven pick and pack process within the warehouse and then feed parcel delivery systems for shipment execution.
Descartes’ strategy is focused on growing and operating the most complete and interoperable global Logistics Technology Platform. Descartes’ Logistics Technology Platform uniquely combines the Global Logistics Network (GLN), a wide range of modular and interoperable logistics applications and the largest community of logistics-intensive companies in the world. The acquisition advances Descartes’ strategic objective to strengthen its global presence and leadership position by:
- Expands Descartes’ network reach and concentration with additional connections into ecommerce systems, shipping systems, inventory planning, and purchasing systems prevalent in ecommerce;
- Enhances Descartes’ ecommerce order management and warehouse management application footprint;
- Expands Descartes’ community of direct-to-consumer ecommerce customers in the UK; and
- Adds incremental ecommerce transactions that will generate additional shipment transaction content.
Extending Descartes’ Global Logistics Network
Descartes’ GLN is the foundation on which the applications and community are built. The GLN provides community members the flexibility to easily connect and collaborate with global trading partners. The Peoplevox acquisition expands reach and concentration with additional connections into ecommerce systems, shipping systems, inventory planning, and purchasing systems prevalent in ecommerce.
Enhancing Descartes’ offering of logistics management applications
Descartes’ product strategy is focused on expanding its logistics application functional footprint to provide its customers with the most comprehensive logistics management solutions in the industry. The Peoplevox acquisition enhances Descartes’ ecommerce order management and warehouse management functional footprint - in particular, strengthening mobile pick and pack capabilities.
Growing Descartes’ global multimodal logistics community
Descartes’ logistics community is the largest multi-modal network of logistics-intensive companies in the world, with parties using its cloud-based services in over 160 countries. The acquisition adds a community of direct-to-consumer ecommerce customers in the UK.
Expanding Descartes’ logistics trade data content
Descartes’ leading platform combines regulatory trade data and logistics trade data to improve market research, reduce the risk of transacting with denied or restricted parties, perform shipment classification and valuation to minimize duty spend, and improve shipment planning and execution. The Peoplevox acquisition adds incremental ecommerce transactions that will generate additional shipment transaction content.
Peoplevox’s web-based eWMS and ecommerce fulfilment solutions help customers seamlessly connect to webshop front ends, translate order information into a mobile-driven pick and pack process within the warehouse and then feed parcel delivery systems for shipment execution. The company’s customers include direct-to-consumer brands, ecommerce retailers and traditional retailers with physical stores looking to enhance their online presence to meet the need for omni-channel deliveries to consumers.
The acquisition makes Peoplevox’s customers members of the Global Logistics Network, the world’s premier global logistics community, facilitating improved performance and productivity of logistics operations around the world. As part of this community, Peoplevox’s customers will have access to the Global Logistics Network and additional solutions via Descartes’ Logistics Technology Platform, including expanded capabilities for ecommerce shipping, B2B connectivity, global trade compliance, global trade intelligence and more.
Peoplevox’s head office is in London, UK. You can visit the Peoplevox website at https://www.peoplevox.com/.