SP Express Announces Expanded Partnership With ABOL Software And Launch Of SmartShip Parcel Shipping Solution

Jan 24, 2013, 13:24 ET from SP Express

PHOENIX, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SP Express, a leading national provider of third-party logistics and order fulfillment services is pleased to announce a new and expanded business partnership with ABOL Software and the launch of SmartShip, a proprietary and revolutionary parcel shipping solution for its clients in the ecommerce, direct response and direct selling markets.

Mich Bayley, CEO of SP Express, said, "We are excited to be expanding our relationship with ABOL Software. We have worked with ABOL for years and recently made a significant commitment to their new multi carrier platform.  The new platform offers enhanced capabilities and expands many of the proprietary and low-cost zone skipping shipping solutions we offer clients.  With shipping costs being such a significant and critical cost component for ecommerce, direct response and direct selling clients, the partnership with ABOL allowed us to build and optimize our SmartShip solution."

"We are pleased to be expanding our business relationship with SP Express," stated Maik Goettel, CEO of ABOL Software. "We have worked with them for a number of years and are excited about the growth opportunities as they continue to expand their distribution network nationally and internationally."

SmartShip is a proprietary shipping solution that allows SP Express to simulate and quantitatively model various distribution center network models to optimize shipping costs based upon a client's desired service levels. By re-zoning and re-rating a client's historical shipping data, SP Express is able to optimize a client's distribution network to lower shipping costs and improve service levels.

Robert Castaldo, COO of SP Express, said, "Like many companies today, our clients are faced with real challenges to increase margin and improve the bottom line. When we inform our clients that our SmartShip analysis and recommended solution will save them $2.97 for a 3lb shipment they are ecstatic.  By proactively conducting no cost annual or semi-annual analyses of parcel shipping spend using SmartShip, we can help our clients lower their shipping costs which makes their products and services more attractive to their customers. It's truly a win-win-win situation."

About SP Express:
SP Express is a leading national provider of third-party logistics and order fulfillment services for a broad spectrum of businesses across multiple channels and industries. With a network of strategically located and modern warehouse and distribution facilities nationwide, and a sophisticated suite of complementary service capabilities, SP Express maximizes cross-channel efficiencies to deliver a seamless customer experience. For more information, visit www.spexpress.com or call 866-773-7363.

About ABOL Software:
ABOL Software is a privately held software company founded in 1994. ABOL streamlines the flow of information between customers, shippers and processes. By supporting high-speed processing and architecture for large volumes, their systems automate the shipping process and manage compliances for all supported carriers.

iabol.com offers a multi-carrier integration which allows customers to save dramatically on shipping costs and eliminate shipping errors. The fully automated shipping software is flexible enough to support individual users that ship only a couple of packages a week to large enterprises that ship thousands of packages a day. Users can access the software from anywhere through an internet browser, multiple sites can use the same version which allows for centrally managed ability. Different roles with permissions can be assigned to users. For more information, visit www.iabol.com or call 877-847-2265.

SP Express
A Division of Integrated Distribution and Logistics Direct
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