Shopify’s Deliverr acquisition sparks ‘arms race’ in the fulfilment space

Shopify’s management is moving to boost its fulfilment capabilities – with a twist. Having previously declared its intention to set up a network of directly controlled warehouses, the company is now pursuing an asset-light approach with the $2.1bn acquisition of Deliverr. The addition to Shopify’s fold is a software provider that manages two-day final-mile deliveries through an asset-light network of warehouse, carrier and last-mile partners. Deliverr moves more than a million orders a …


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