The American Ryder acquires Dotcom Distribution to strengthen its e-commerce portfolio

US transportation and logistics company Ryder System, Inc has acquired e-commerce fulfillment provider Dotcom Distribution. This move includes the addition of a 400,000 square foot multi-client fulfillment facility in Edison, New Jersey, which will expand Ryder’s electronic fulfillment network, bolstering the company’s solutions for both B2B and B2C brands. in high-value verticals, including fashion and apparel.

Additionally, Dotcom Distribution’s experienced management team, including Founder and CEO Maria Haggerty, and the company’s operations team, totaling approximately 100 full-time employees, will join Ryder to ensure a smooth transition for customers, Ryder said in a press release.

US transportation and logistics company Ryder System, Inc has acquired e-commerce fulfillment provider Dotcom Distribution. This move includes the addition of a 400,000 square foot multi-client processing facility in Edison, New Jersey, which will expand Ryder’s electronic processing network, strengthening the company’s solutions for both B2B and B2C brands.

With this acquisition, Ryder continues to grow its national footprint. Earlier this year, Ryder announced the acquisition of fellow e-commerce and omnichannel service provider, Whiplash. The company has established itself as a leading national provider of scalable solutions for over 250 digital-native brands and omnichannel retailers, backed by proven e-commerce technology and operating platform.

“Dotcom Distribution has been doing e-fulfilment since e-commerce was still in its infancy. Maria and her team bring 22 years of knowledge, expertise and experience to help clients navigate market fluctuations. It’s a big plus for Ryder,” said Steve Sensing, President of Supply Chain Solutions for Ryder. “This acquisition also provides us with the opportunity to expand our e-fulfilment portfolio into new verticals of health, beauty and cosmetics, which is in line with our broader strategy of growth and diversification of our portfolio.”

“We chose Ryder for its nearly 90 years of logistics expertise, its sophisticated fulfillment, distribution and transportation network, and its commitment to staying at the forefront of innovation – all of which deliver the speed to market, scalability and elevated brand experience. that our customers expect,” said Haggerty.

Ryder’s e-commerce and omnichannel fulfillment solution now delivers 100% of the United States in two days and 60% of the United States in one day.

“We look forward to welcoming Dotcom Distribution customers to the Ryder family of brands and leveraging the synergies created with the acquisition, as well as the improved scalability, flexibility and speed to market. that our omnichannel fulfillment and e-commerce technology offers,” said Jeff Wolpov, Senior Vice President of Ryder E-commerce by Whiplash.

For the Dotcom Distribution transaction, Wofford Advisors LLC acted as strategic advisor and Gunster acted as legal advisor to Ryder. G2 Capital Advisors acted as exclusive financial advisor and Stradley Ronon acted as legal advisor to Dotcom Distribution.

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