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Learnings from Toy Fair 2009

February 22, 2009

Shipwire attended Toy Fair 2009 in New York. Nate has posted his insights on his Practical E-commerce blog as Learning from Toy Fair 2009. Nate discusses Toy Fair attendance and insights into how small toy makers can make shipping toy fulfillment a strength during trying economic times. Some trends discussed on Practical Commerce were:

  • Toy retailers buying smaller amounts, requesting more frequent resupply and not wanting to take on the risk of inventory.
  • Toy packaging and its impact on fulfillment
  • Manufacturer drop ship fulfillment options for Toy makers

Take a look: Learning from Toy Fair 2009.

Visit Shipwire to learn more about toy fulfillment and shipping.

Nate Gilmore

Nate is the Vice President of Marketing & Business Development at Shipwire. He oversees channel development and the developer network, as well as our marketing and public relations. Previously, Nate spent six years at Concentric (acquired by XO Communications), where he ran product management, sales, and marketing. Nate has also held various legal positions in intellectual property and business law. He holds a B.A. in History and a J.D. from Santa Clara University.