Varsity Logistics Announces Partnership with Island Pacific

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Partnership between industry leaders provides retailers with an integrated retail, warehouse management, and multi-carrier shipping solution built on the IBM i.

Varsity's best-of-breed shipping software is ideal for companies who want the freedom to ship through multiple carriers.

Varsity Logistics, Inc. and Island Pacific today announced a marketing partnership that provides retailers with an integrated warehouse management and shipping solution built on the power and reliability of the IBM i operating system.

Both Varsity Logistics and Island Pacific have a long history of supporting hundreds of retailers who run their operations on the IBM i. Island Pacific's Merchandising Suite empowers retailers to manage their inventory, finances and warehouse. Shipping information is passed off to Varsity ShipSoft which automates the entire shipping process.

"Island Pacific is committed to expanding the IBM i services we offer," said Richard Gaetano, Chief Operating Officer (Americas) of Island Pacific. "With Varsity, our customers now have the option of leveraging their IBM i investment to automate and manage their parcel and freight shipments. Varsity's best-of-breed shipping software is ideal for companies who want the freedom to ship through multiple carriers."

Varsity ShipSoft-Parcel is a complete, integrated transportation management solution that automates the entire small package shipping process from order entry to shipment track and trace to back-end auditing and analytics. ShipSoft manages the selection of carriers, optimizes shipment pricing, and ensures label and manifesting compliance for major parcel carriers, including DHL, FedEx, UPS, BAX and the United States Postal Service.

ShipSoft-Freight automates carrier and mode selection, weight, rate and label functions for LTL, truckload and rail shipments.

"Island Pacific shares our commitment to the IBM i system and dedication to exceptional customer service," noted Chris Anderson, President of Varsity Logistics. "We're pleased to be able to add our shipping functionality to Island Pacific's comprehensive retail solution to help retailers improve shipping efficiencies, increase customer satisfaction, and reduce their shipping expense."

About Island Pacific
Island Pacific is a global leader in retail merchandising and store operations software solutions. For 30 years, Island Pacific has been a thought leader in retail software solutions, and has developed a reputation for delivering high-quality, high-reliability software to the retail industry. As a result, Island Pacific is a leading resource for scalable, flexible and affordable solutions for retailers around the world.

Island Pacific, a division of 3Q Holdings Limited ( was founded in 1978. The company is headquartered in Irvine, California, and has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

About Varsity Logistics
Founded in 1989, Varsity Logistics, Inc. is the leader in IBM System i-based shipping/transportation management systems. Varsity's shipping software supports the full spectrum of parcel, LTL, truckload, and rail shipments, including rate shopping, manifesting, packing, international shipments, and invoice auditing.

Deployed in more than 1,100 distribution sites, Varsity helps North American organizations of all sizes improve shipping efficiencies, increase customer satisfaction, and reduce shipping expense. Varsity is based in San Francisco, California ( and is a fully owned subsidiary of Constellation Software, Inc., Toronto, Canada (TSX:CSU).


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