Shipping tech company goes for growth after backing from Fearless Adventures

The Shipster team

A Manchester shipping tech company which has disrupted the sector with its own bespoke platform has secured investment from Fearless Adventures.

Shipster, which works with brands including AYBL, Missy Empire, Lounge, and Oh Polly, creates shipments and courier bookings, generates tracking information and all shipping and customs documentation once a consumer pays for an order.

Today, Shipster, which is based at Lloyds House in Spinningfields, a building which was originally created for the Manchester Shipping Office and Packing Company, is running on over , warehouse packing benches and over 60 couriers have been integrated, including the addition of five services in the Middle East.

Last year the company processed over 26.3 million shipments.

Hayley Cowburn, Shipster co-founder, said: “It’s time to take our biggest leap to grow the company, and in more than financial support.

“We want people who have ‘done it before’ and bring valuable experience and expertise to the table.

We spoke to a few companies about investment but found many to be overly corporate and impersonal.

“The Fearless Adventures team are different; they feel like a true extension of the team with a genuine sense of excitement for our company’s future. It’s breathed some new life into our ambitions and motivated us further.”

Shipster will use the fresh funds to expand its team and develop its offering, including options for carbon-neutral shipping and end-customer experience features.

Additionally, it will work with Fearless Adventures’ co-founders, entrepreneurs David Newns, Dominic McGregor and Charlie Yates to supercharge its growth strategy.

David Newns, Fearless Adventures’ co-founder, said: “No one has truly disrupted the ecommerce shipping space until now, so it’s an exciting opportunity.

“Before Shipster, the pain point for many growing ecommerce companies were products that were overpriced, sub-optimal quality, and under-par support.

“Now those companies love Shipster’s product, team, and what they’ve done to improve their shipping. They’re making a real difference in the warehouses of promising ecommerce brands, and in the process made themselves an essential building block in tomorrow’s ecommerce economy.”

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