WATERLOO, ON–Descartes Systems Group, which offers logistics-supporting software, has acquired Peoplevox, which provides eCommerce warehouse management solutions (eWMS). Both companies’ product sets are delivered on-demand through the cloud.
Headquartered in the U.K., Peoplevox serves direct-to-consumer eCommerce customers globally. Peoplevox’s eWMS and eCommerce fulfillment solutions help them seamlessly connect to webshop front ends, translate order information into mobile-driven pick and pack processes within the warehouses 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 omnichannel deliveries to consumers.
“Successful eCommerce supply chains require flexible fulfillment systems that can scale up and down during peak periods, while maintaining connections with a complex ecosystem of sales and delivery channels,” said Jonathan Bellwood, founder of Peoplevox and now vice president, Industry Solutions at Descartes. “Our web-based eWMS was built with this ecosystem in mind. It helps customers turn fulfillment into a competitive advantage. By combining with Descartes, we see an opportunity to extend our market reach and integrate with complementary technologies to manage the full lifecycle of domestic and cross-border eCommerce shipments.”
“Like our investments in Oz, pixi and ShipRush, Peoplevox adds density and domain expertise to what is an increasingly important area of our business: eCommerce,” said Edward Ryan, Descartes’ CEO. “We’re thrilled that Peoplevox is joining Descartes to help us better serve businesses looking to enhance their direct-to-consumer fulfillment performance. We welcome Peoplevox employees, customers and partners to the Descartes community.”