Online Stores, Inc. sees Rapid Results with Kewill Multi-Carrier, Industry Standard Shipping Solution

Award winning internet retailer keeps pace with customer demand throughout peak holiday period

Kewill Inc, a leading provider of innovative software for supply chain execution, today announced that Online Stores, Inc., a leading internet retailer specializing in a diverse set of niche specialty stores, shipped 4,000 parcels per day over the peak holiday period using its Clippership solution. Return on investment was realized in only six weeks of using the software, which was implemented in November 2012.

About Online Stores
Online Stores, Inc. is a rapidly growing company based in New Stanton, PA, just east of Pittsburgh. Five times voted among America's Top 500 Internet Retailers, Online Stores operates 13 internet retail stores including the United-States-Flag.com, the largest retailer of flags in the US, and EnglishTeaStore.com, the Internet's best source for English tea, food, and cultural merchandise. The company's other stores include DiscountSafetyGear.com, a leading supplier of hard hats, safety glasses, and other jobsite safety items and ConstructionGear.com which sells work boots and clothing for the construction trades. SafetyGirl.com, is the Web's premier site dedicated exclusively to women's safety and personal protection. The promotional products store, Imprinted.com offers the highest quality products, with the lowest prices and free shipping on everything, an industry first.

Meg Crumbine

Kewill Inc.

978-482-2758

meg.crumbine@kewill.com

About Kewill Inc.

Kewill is a leading provider of technology solutions that enable Logistics Service Providers and Shippers to move goods domestically and across international and global borders. Our products empower companies to connect and optimise the performance of their local, international and global transport and logistics operations.  Kewill delivers world-class software in the areas of freight forwarding, customs and export compliance, parcel shipping, transportation & warehousing, eCommerce and B2B integration.  Our customers rely on our innovative software and extensive domain knowledge to improve their business processes, information exchange and management visibility to drive revenue growth, deliver cost savings, improve profitability and meet the changing needs of their customers.

Established in 1972, Kewill has over 7,000 customers around the world including FedEx, Ford, Nestlé, Nike, Palm, Procter & Gamble, Parker Hannifin, Overstock.com, GE Healthcare Bayer, Black & Decker, DHL, Hankyu Hanshin, Hitachi, Ingersoll Rand, Mothercare, UPS, Scott’s & Co. and TNT.

Since 1972, Kewill has delivered global trade and logistics solutions to the most sophisticated companies in the world. Over 7,000 companies use Kewill solutions including Bayer, Ingersoll Rand, DHL, UPS, TNT, Toll, Hankyu Hanshin, Scott’s & Co,Hitachi, WaveryTBS, Mothercare, Black & Decker and Damco.

www.kewill.com.

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Online Stores, Inc. wanted a multi-carrier shipping solution that could rate shop (compare rates across carriers) and bring a more efficient, streamlined process to their order fulfillment.
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After an extensive needs assessment, Online Stores, Inc., selected Kewill’s Clippership parcel shipping solution as best able to bring exceptional service and value to their customers.
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Kewill Clippership was implemented in November 2012; in time for the peak holiday period
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During the peak holiday period, Kewill helped Online Stores ship over 4,000 packages per day.
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Online Stores, Inc., currently operates 13 internet specialty stores, including the United States Flag Store (www.united-states-flag.com), the English Tea Store (www.englishteastore.com) and Safety Girl (www.safetygirl.com ).
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Online Stores, Inc. has been among America’s Top 500 Internet Retailers 5 times in a row and is currently number 374.
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The implementation of Clippership was very smooth. The Kewill people were professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with. We realized return on investment in only six weeks. It’s now so simple to negotiate with carriers that I only wish we had made the change years ago!
Brian J. Cerra, President of Online Stores
Having an effective shipping solution is crucial at any time for online retailers, but the run-up to the holiday period is make-or-break. Disappointed customers are unlikely to order again but are very likely to talk about their poor customer experience. Online Stores is a great e-retail success story that understands the importance of customer service and investing in systems that will deliver and grow with them, such as Kewill Clippership.
Jay Waldron, Senior VP Sales for Kewill