Package Tracking Startup AfterShip Lands USD1M Series A Funding from IDG Accel

2014-05-20

AfterShip provides tracking APIs and Track Button widget to help online retailers easily add package tracking functionality to their stores. Since its public launch in July 2013, AfterShip has integrated with 180+ carriers worldwide, with over 15,000 users (including Groupon Goods, Etsy, Zalora, Lamido, Wish).

AfterShip is currently tracking 3M active shipments each month, with over 25% growth month on month. AfterShip is also one of the top apps and extensions at Shopify, Bigcommerce, eBay and Magento.

AfterShip will use the raised funds to develop delivery analytics tools for online retailers to monitor the shipping performance, identify delayed shipments, and estimate the delivery time more accurately. AfterShip will further enhance the free Track Button to help online stores to easily display tracking results at their store.

“Sending online customers emails with just a tracking number and no tracking link to get the shipment status no longer meets the customer expectation. I like buying at Apple store, you can track shipment status via their site, email and receive a SMS when the order is shipped and delivered,” said Teddy Chan, CEO and co-founder of AfterShip. “Adding shipment tracking ability to an online store is not as easy as people think, especially when merchants are dealing with multiple carriers – that’s when AfterShip comes in, and we envision AfterShip as the Twilio for package tracking.”

Customer Reviews

“We found Aftership to be the only scalable solution out there that could support our rapid expansion for Groupon Goods into over 30 countries. I highly recommend these guys.”Ivan Ramirez, Director of Global Product, Groupon Goods

“AfterShip makes international orders easy for our community by providing seamless end-to-end package tracking.”Eric Fixler, Director, Shipping Programs, Etsy

“Aftership streamlines the after-purchase experience for 17M+ Wish users worldwide. It is easy to integrate and provides a proactive API update.”Danny Zhang, Co-Founder, Wish

About AfterShip (www.aftership.com, @aftership)

AfterShip is a shipment tracking platform for online retailers, supporting over 180 carriers worldwide. AfterShip allows online retailers to get the latest delivery status of all shipments in one place, and notify customers of delivery updates automatically. AfterShip Integrates with various shopping cart solutions (Shopify, Bigcommerce, eBay, Magento, Shopify, PrestaShop, Spree, 3dcart, CS-Cart, OpenCart) and provides Restful tracking APIto allow online stores to easily add tracking ability to their applications. AfterShip Track Button is a free package tracking widget that allows online stores to display tracking results of any carriers to customers. The widget is smart enough to detect the carrier based on the tracking number format. AfterShip is the winner of the 2011 Global Startup Battle and 2011 Hong Kong Startup Weekend.

About IDG-Accel China As the leading investment team in China, IDG-Accel China team was among the first to introduce foreign venture capital investment into China in early 1990’s and has since then invested in around 200 diverse successful portfolio, such as Baidu, Sohu, Tencent, Soufun, Ctrip, Home Inns, Hanting and Kanghui. Over 60 portfolios have successfully completed IPO or M&A. Further information: http://www.idgvc.com

Contact: Andrew Chan CMO and Co-founder andrew@aftership.com +852 6080 3218