PR: Shipster are Triple Award Finalists


Manchester-based Software Company Nominated For Triple Awards In Tech

Shipping software platform, Shipster, has recently been nominated for three different awards, all within the tech field.

The Manchester-based software company has been announced as a finalist for the Prolific North Tech Awards, The UK eCommerce Awards, as well as The Engage Awards.

the three finalist badges

Shipster, part of Oddsphere Ltd, is a shipping platform, with custom integrations, allowing e-Commerce companies the ability to completely personalise their shipping rules. During the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit changes, the company adapted quickly, seeing unprecedented growth and achievements.

During this time, the team rolled out a successful new "post-Brexit" version of the Shipster software and continued to offer free additional shipping licenses and installations to clients who supplied PPE and medical equipment.

All this hard work paid off, showcased by their recent award nominations.

Shipster has been shortlisted as ‘Small Tech Company of the Year’ for the Prolific North Awards, which are due to take place on 21st October. Shipster was also shortlisted for ‘UK eCommerce Software of the Year" at the UK eCommerce Awards, and most recently, the company has been nominated for ‘Most Effective Remote Working Programme’ at The Engage Awards.

Like many companies over the past 18 months, the company had to make numerous changes to how they worked, as well as deal with the surge in demand that their eCommerce clients experienced too. This meant an increased need for support within the team (and new hires during remote working).

This meant creating a ‘plug-in-and-play’ setup, ensuring that anyone working from home could seamlessly switch between their office desktop and laptop, with minimal disruption to workflow.

The solutions and hard work have certainly paid off, with these recent award nominations solidifying their success.

Tony Cheetham, Director at Shipster, said: 

“One nomination was amazing to receive - but three within the last few months has really bolstered the team’s spirit.

“Although awards aren’t everything, it’s a fantastic achievement and helps us to recognise the hard work and dedication of the team. We’re also extremely proud to be nominated next to so many great names in tech.”

Shipster Director, Hayley Cowburn, added: 

“The company has grown rapidly recently, thanks to the team’s ability to adapt to different situations and develop new integrations and tech.

“This is a fantastic achievement in itself and the team should be very proud of themselves.”

Director, Damian Donnelly, commented: 

“We’re focused on innovation and serving our clients. We’re constantly adapting and building new integrations that are future-proofed, which is integral for the likes of Brexit and working through a pandemic. This is great news for Shipster and all down to the hard work of our amazing team.”




Shipster is a custom shipping integration platform developed by Oddsphere in 2016 when the company was a team of two. Since then, Shipster has evolved into over 40 courier and other eCommerce integrations, providing support for over 90 client warehouses and expanded to a team of eight.

The team is made up of 3 Directors, 2 Developers and 3 Support Staff. The Shipster software uses a unique plugin system which allows us to “inject” updates, customisations or new couriers to a client’s current setup with no disruption to their working installation.

The Prolific North Awards
The Prolific North Tech Awards 2021 celebrates innovation in the north’s tech sector, recognising organisations, teams, and individuals who make a difference and a big contribution within the industry. The awards have a range of different categories, including App of the Year, Best Healthcare Innovation, Rapid Growth Award, and Tech Entrepreneur of the Year. Winners to be announced October 21st.

The UK eCommerce Awards
The UK eCommerce awards celebrate and reward excellence across all online retail sectors. They focus on innovation, tech, creativity and the individuals behind eCommerce providers and solutions. Judges say that due to the quality of applications this year, there will be a winner and silver award for the eCommerce software category.

The Engage Awards
The annual International Engage Awards celebrate the successes of the community of industry-leaders across all sectors in the business world. The 2021 event marks the sixth year of the awards, with categories covering all aspects of customer and employee engagement. Winners will be announced December 2nd.

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