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Vcommerce Corp. to certify direct shippers

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Scottsdale, Ariz.--Vcommerce Corp. has announced a plan to rate companies that provide direct b-to-b shipments to e-retailers, catalogers and manufacturers from Internet orders. The company will certify direct shippers using stringent guidelines, which will be developed and reviewed by a board that includes representatives from Jupiter Media Metrix Inc., the E-tailing Group Inc., Marketing Systems Analysis Inc. and Baker & Taylor Inc. Boston Consulting Group has issued a report saying that 86% of Internet orders are fulfilled, while Vcommerce views 99% fulfillment as necessary for effective Internet trade.
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