SOURCE: Kewill Inc.

Kewill Inc.

July 02, 2013 10:58 ET

Crate and Barrel Selects Kewill's Multi-Carrier Flagship® & Netship Shipping Management Software to Streamline Its Supply Chain

Multi-Channel Home Furnishings Specialty Retailer Invests in Technology to Improve Handling of Several Million Parcels Annually

CHELMSFORD, MA--(Marketwired - July 02, 2013) -  Kewill, Inc., a leading provider of innovative software for supply chain execution, today announced that Crate and Barrel, the multi-channel home furnishings specialty retailer, will implement its Flagship parcel shipping and Netship expense management software. The new Kewill solution will enable the company to consistently manage domestic and international shipments from multiple shipping locations across North America, integrating with a roster of carriers to ensure the best available rate and service is selected each time.

News Facts:

  • Crate and Barrel needed to implement a proven, scalable enterprise parcel shipping solution that would support its multi-channel strategy.
  • Currently, several million parcels are dispatched by Crate and Barrel each year, with future volume growth expected.
  • The solution needed the ability to handle an increasing volume of shipments to various international locations in the future.
  • Crate and Barrel selected Kewill's Flagship parcel shipping and Netship shipping expense management software as the best solution to streamline its supply chain, while ensuring on-time customer delivery and maintaining tight cost control.

Supporting Quotes:

  • "Supply chain efficiency is a key focus as we continue to plan for further global expansion" said Steve Pater, Director of Transportation at Crate and Barrel. "With the Kewill Flagship and Netship software, we are confident we have found a proven solution that is scalable and flexible, enabling us to grow our business with the confidence that our costs are minimized and our shipping processes are consistently followed."
  • "Retailers such as Crate and Barrel who achieve increased sales with a successful multi-channel strategy also experience increased complexity in their fulfillment," said Jay Waldron, Kewill Senior VP of Americas Sales. "Our shipping management solutions provide central control and visibility for our customers as well as consistency of experience and best value for their customers, regardless of their sales channel of choice or geographical location."

About Crate and Barrel

Working directly with European ateliers and factories to import their products, Crate and Barrel was among the first retailers to make contemporary tabletop and kitchenwares affordable to American consumers. Now in its 50th year, Crate and Barrel is a multi-channel family of brands and an internationally recognized industry leader, known for exclusive housewares and furniture designs, excellent value and superb customer service. To learn more about Crate and Barrel, visit

About Kewill 

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,, GE Healthcare Bayer, Black & Decker, DHL, Hankyu Hanshin, Hitachi, Ingersoll Rand, Mothercare, UPS, Scott's & Co. and TNT.

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