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Robert.Jervis_43227 Feb 24

Descartes acquires Peoplevox

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Strengthens ecommerce fulfilment and warehouse management capabilities on the global logistics network
Descartes Systems Group has announced that it has acquired Peoplevox, a leading provider of cloud-based ecommerce warehouse management solutions (“eWMS”).

Headquartered in the UK, Peoplevox serves direct-to-consumer ecommerce customers around the world. Peoplevox’s web-based eWMS and ecommerce fulfilment solutions help customers seamlessly connect to webshop front ends, translate order information into a mobile-driven pick and pack process within the warehouse 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 omni-channel deliveries to consumers.

“Successful ecommerce supply chains require flexible fulfilment 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 VP Industry Solutions at Descartes.

“Our web-based eWMS was built with this ecosystem in mind. It helps customers turn fulfilment 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 fulfilment performance. We welcome Peoplevox employees, customers and partners to the Descartes community.”

Peoplevox is headquartered in London. Descartes acquired Peoplevox for GBP 19.4 million (approximately US $25.2 million), net of working capital, satisfied from cash on hand and Descartes’ existing line of credit