Shipmate Sets Sail

Bondholder Codemakers has launched its first ever digital product, Shipmate, a delivery management platform aimed at growing online retailers.

Working with nine national carriers including Yodel, DPD, TNT and Hermes, the platform uses intelligent routing rules to ensure each parcel is sent using the most suitable and cost-effective service, then prints the delivery barcode labels on almost any type of printer automatically.

Retailers can then keep track of their deliveries in one centralised system and be notified of any delays or failed deliveries proactively. 

More carriers and delivery services are set to launch on the platform later in the year.

Stephen Brown, Technology Director at Codemakers, said: “Shipmate has been developed using the very latest technology and best practices in the industry. The platform has been deployed on high availability infrastructure with security firmly at the forefront, meaning our customers will experience high performance while having the peace of mind their data is secure.

"With our approach to user-centric design, the easy-to-use software means our customers can focus on processing their orders and growing their businesses”.

Antony Stevenson, Managing Director, added “Shipmate has been developed on the foundation of our experience producing over 3 million parcel labels with Hermes over a period of years. From this we have learned a lot about online retail and logistics and have applied this knowledge in our new multi-carrier product.

"We are confident Shipmate will be a welcome addition to the Delivery Management marketplace.”