Curative Drives COVID-19 Testing Efficiencies With Logistics Powered by ShipStation and ShipEngine

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Outbound shipping labels through ShipStation and return labels and tracking through ShipEngine help Curative reduce time to results.

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Today, Curative Inc., an end-to-end COVID-19 testing company, announced the launch of its integrations with ShipStation, the world’s leading web-based e-commerce shipping solution, and ShipEngine, the world’s leading shipping API. ShipStation and ShipEngine will power the logistics behind Curative’s rapid testing, which offers an easy to use, pain-free self-administered oral fluid test for efficient results.

Curative’s testing approach is designed to alleviate many of the existing challenges around COVID-19 testing. The United States is currently experiencing a shortage of tests. The tests that do exist require a nasal swab taken by a healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE). Patients may wait days for the results of tests, and those results may be unreliable.

The Curative test is self-administered and therefore does not require close contact by healthcare workers. An orthogonal supply chain has mitigated the current supply chain challenges faced in sourcing the materials needed to scale testing and end the COVID-19 pandemic. With plenty of testing capacity available in the Curative labs, the custom software used by the company releases test results to patients, physicians, and health departments in about 24 hours after receipt at the lab. To help make this rapid reporting possible, Curative integrated with ShipStation and ShipEngine to facilitate the shipping of outbound and inbound tests, plus the tracking of tests in transit.

Curative typically works with large government institutions and agencies, like correctional departments. The Curative team prints shipping labels from ShipStation when sending boxes of bulk tests to its customers for distribution. After tests are conducted, customers access a portal to facilitate shipping to one of two processing facilities — one located in Los Angeles and one near Washington DC.

Inside the portal, users place “orders” through WooCommerce to indicate how many tests they have for processing. A ShipEngine integration allows users to quickly print labels for shipping to the facilities, and ShipEngine’s tracking API allows the facilities to monitor how many tests are in transit and when they will arrive. In the coming months, Curative will add a NetSuite integration that analyzes capacity at the two testing facilities and routes the live tests to the facility that can process them the fastest.

Curative’s facilities are currently processing about 60,000 tests per day with plenty of additional capacity. The company plans to test 1 million samples per week in August.

“One company cannot end this pandemic alone. We are thrilled to partner with ShipStation and ShipEngine to provide the critical shipping and software integrations we need to safely and efficiently deliver samples and results to patients,” said Fred Turner, Curative’s CEO.

“The spread of COVID-19 has made an impact on the way we live and work here in the United States and around the world,” said James Gagliardi, ShipEngine’s general manager. “It’s a privilege for the ShipStation and ShipEngine teams to support a company like Curative that is seeking to lessen that impact on healthcare workers, supply chains, and day-to-day life.”

Curative’s testing powered by ShipStation and ShipEngine officially launched on July 23, 2020.

About Curative

Curative Inc. was founded to develop tests for sepsis in January 2020 and pivoted to COVID-19 in early March 2020 upon realizing the urgent need for test development and production in the United States. Curative is currently operational within a CLIA-certified lab in Los Angeles, CA. Founded by Fred Turner and comprised of a team of doctors, scientists, engineers, and health industry experts, the Curative test is a simple-to-use oral fluid COVID-19 test that can be rapidly scaled to enable widespread access to testing to keep our communities safe. For more details on Curative, please visit http://www.curativeinc.com.

About ShipStation

Every day, tens of thousands of e-commerce retailers rely on ShipStation to solve the day-to-day challenges of importing orders and processing shipments. The trusted leader in shipping software since its founding in 2011, ShipStation helps online sellers scale their businesses and deliver exceptional customer experiences, with an intuitive online solution that allows them to efficiently ship orders -- wherever they sell and however they ship. The multi-channel and multi-carrier platform offers the most integrations of any e-commerce solution, with more than 300 partnerships with leading shopping carts, marketplaces, carriers, and fulfillment services, including FedEx, USPS, UPS, Amazon, Shopify, and BigCommerce. ShipStation is headquartered in Austin, TX, with offices in Sydney and London, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stamps.com (Nasdaq: STMP). For more information, visit https://www.shipstation.com.

About ShipEngine

ShipEngine is a multi-carrier shipping platform that provides best-in-class shipping functionality directly to e-commerce stores, logistics and warehouse providers, system integrators, e-commerce application integrators, and new application developers. Built specifically for developers, ShipEngine's robust set of shipping APIs enable developers to build custom workflows within their own platforms and streamline the e-commerce fulfillment process with real-time label generation, rate quoting, parcel tracking, and address validation. ShipEngine supports carriers across the United States, Europe, Canada, and Australia, including USPS, FedEx, UPS, DHL, and many more. ShipEngine is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stamps.com (Nasdaq: STMP). For more information, visit https://www.shipengine.com.

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