McCombs supply drives Ecommerce growth with Descartes ShipRush Solution

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McCombs Supply

WATERLOO, Ontario, October 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Lancaster, PA-based McCombs Supply, a successful retailer of appliance parts, is using its cloud-based Descartes ShipRush solution for multi-carrier parcel shipping.

Using Descartes ShipRush, McCombs Supply has grown ecommerce shipping volumes by 600% and reduced order fulfilment times by 30% to contractors, service technicians, housing developers, large institutions and consumers.

“In the early 2000s, we saw ecommerce as the next big step in the company’s success,” said Ken McCombs, Vice President, at McCombs Supply Company Inc. “Where we used to ship a few hundred packages-per-day, we’re now shipping 30,000+ per month and over 300,000 per year—and 95 percent of these shipments are through the Descartes ShipRush solution. We also went from shipping 150 packages a day to 150 an hour. When we started growing, I couldn’t keep up with online demand but, after we started using Descartes ShipRush, it made growth possible.”

Descartes ShipRush is a cloud-based, multi-carrier parcel shipping platform that helps small-to-medium ecommerce businesses (SMB) and omnichannel retailers print parcel shipping labels for delivery to customers. Integrated with over 60 business systems, including leading ERP, ecommerce and supply chain platforms, Descartes ShipRush helps customers to streamline order processing and reduce transportation costs. Descartes ShipRush automatically imports orders, compares carrier rates, prints shipping labels for major parcel carriers, and uploads tracking information to the relevant ecommerce or business application.

“We’re pleased that our Descartes ShipRush technology has played an important role in the sizable ecommerce growth at McCombs Supply,” said Rafael Zimberoff, VP Product Management at Descartes. “With parcel shipping solutions that integrate front-end ecommerce systems and multiple parcel carriers, organizations of all sizes serving businesses or consumers can gain control of shipping costs and delivery execution to provide a better customer experience.”

About McCombs Supply Company Inc.

In business since 1953, McCombs Supply Co., Inc. offers replacement repair parts for dishwashers, dryers, microwaves, range-ovens, refrigerators, washing machines, HVAC, commercial refrigeration, commercial cooking, and more. Some of our manufacturers we distribute for include – Backer-Chromolox, Broan-Nutone, Exact Replacement Parts (ERP), EZ Flo, Fasco, Jason Manufacturing, ICM, JW Harris, Packard, Robertshaw, Sealed Unit Parts Company (SUPCO) and White Rodgers. We supply contractors, service technicians, housing developments, institutions, and do-it-yourselfers. Learn more at www.mccombssupply.com.

About Descartes Systems Group

Descartes (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; access global trade data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world’s largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at www.descartes.com, and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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