With the holiday season around the corner, ARTA, the contemporary logistics platform for shipping specialized items, is announcing the launch of the ARTA API, which will allow businesses to harness the power of ARTA's eCommerce tools that streamline complex logistics and bridge fragmented supply chains. The API was designed to solve common challenges for sellers of precious objects: improving the customer experience by providing greater transparency into shipping and service costs, driving growth by unlocking international and domestic supply chain options, and increasing operational efficiency by automating key fulfillment processes and providing greater visibility into and control over supply chains.
"ARTA strives to help our customers stay ahead of the curve by making logistics an asset and not a liability with next-generation capabilities that can be easily and seamlessly integrated for white glove functionality," said Adam Fields, founder and CEO of ARTA. "With this API, our clients can fuel global expansion and operate more efficiently, and driving sales in new categories, all while drastically improving their customer experience."
With ARTA's API, customers gain unparalleled access to paramount features that make it more seamless to send non-conveyable goods (i.e. fine art, furniture, oversized or fragile objects, jewelry, and more), including ARTA's Instant Quote and Packing Predictor. With the API launch, ARTA will also be expanding its logistics services, adding ARTA Select and ARTA Parcel options to their existing premium solutions. ARTA guarantees the rates produced by the API when fulfilled through ARTA.
ARTA has already signed on a number of customers for the API, including International auction house Phillips, that uniquely specializes in 20th century and contemporary art, design, watches, and jewelry.
"Phillips strives for complete transparency in all aspects of our business and we are delighted to have the opportunity to integrate ARTA's shipping calculator into our website," said Adam Dinwiddie, Phillips' Director of Digital Product at Phillips. "This service will create a seamless and efficient collecting experience, providing clarity and peace of mind for our clients around the globe."
In addition to the launch of its API, ARTA is unveiling it has added Darren Dodson as its new Head of Operations and Logistics. Prior to ARTA, Dodson spent the past 16 years at DB Schenker developing their Land network supporting Import and Export products. Most recently as the Director of US Ground Distribution, he launched new Domestic Land services including FTL, LTL, and White Glove for DB Schenker USA.
"This is an exciting time to be in the logistics industry, particularly with a forward-thinking innovator, like ARTA," said Dodson. "It is becoming more complicated than ever before for specialized goods to be distributed around the world, which is why ARTA is committed to evolving its platform and delivering more functionality, like its new API, that drives sales for companies in new ways."
"Darren is a proven leader in the industry and we are thrilled to have him on board as we continue building our platform and delivering new services to the market," added Fields. "With his hire, ARTA is marking a 33 percent increase in employees since the beginning of the year - and we expect this momentum, both internally and externally, to continue."
To-date, ARTA has managed shipments to/from nearly 60 countries and is trusted by thousands of clients all over the world. For more information, visit http://www.shiparta.com.