18 Mar 2021 By By Hayley Cowburn
Manchester shipping platform Shipster has been shortlisted to win the Digital City System Integrators award, for work executed during the pandemic and Brexit transition.
The awards are part of the annual Digital City Festival, which celebrates some of the best talent in the digital sector and exploring what makes a leading digital city. This year’s judging panel includes Stephanie Genin (Hootsuite), Kirstie Buchanan (CTI Digital), Mark Joyce (Sky Bet UK) and Kate Patton (Tech Nation), who assess each contestant’s achievements, challenges and contribution to the digital sector in each category.
The official shortlist: https://www.digitalcityfestival.com/awards/2021-shortlist
During a year that no one expected, the Shipster team have consistently made quick and decisive action to benefit their clients without compromising on the day-to-day software support and the development of new features and integrations. Working from home, the team rolled out effective Brexit Shipster version ahead of the deadline, continued to offer a unique pandemic support package (uncharged licenses for medical PPE suppliers) and continued to grow the company.
After all this, being shortlisted has brought a lot of excitement to the Shipster team, who have been working from home since March 2020.
It’s always a boost to have your hard work recognized and I’m especially happy to be considered for a Digital City award. It’s been a tough, chaotic year for everyone in the shipping/logistics sector and winning this award would be the perfect end to the last year. I wish good luck to our competition and all other nominees.
- Tony Cheetham, Managing Director, Oddsphere Ltd./Shipster
We’re really proud of how well our team adapted to the challenges of the last year whilst simultaneously supporting clients through the Brexit transition. To have their work publicly recognised is just fantastic and I can't wait for our Zoom awards night!
- Hayley Cowburn, Marketing Director, Oddsphere Ltd./Shipster
Here at Oddsphere we are all about integrations; serving our clients by building the flexible integrations that they need for their businesses to thrive. We are an agile team with fantastic engineering skills, frequently building new integrations, refining and future-proofing the ones that we have. Being nominated for this award brings a great feeling of recognition for the hard work that has come from this awesome team!
- Damian Donnelly, Client Services Director, Oddsphere Ltd./Shipster
Due to the pandemic, the festival will be virtual this year, spanning over two weeks 12th – 23rd April.
The event will include online exhibitions, key note speaker live-streams, masterclasses, roundtables, live Q&As and seminars with industry experts.
The award ceremony will be broadcast live from MediaCity on the 15th April, 6:30pm. Those that want to watch can register for the event here.
Shipster build bespoke integrations for eCommerce clients who need to connect their sales or warehouse software to couriers. These integrations allow orders to be automatically dispatched with the correct shipping information, documents and labels, using a custom set of programmed shipping rules to determine how each parcel is sent.
Shipster is part of Oddsphere Ltd.
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