From our inception in 2014, ShipMonk has operated with a singular guiding principle: to help small and medium sized businesses scale by offering technology-driven fulfillment solutions that enable business founders to devote more time to the things that matter most in their businesses.
Put simply, we help eCommerce companies stress less and grow more.
We help companies STRESS LESS and GROW MORE
We are TRANSPARENT
We prioritize GROWTH
We are SERVICE ORIENTED
We champion NEW TECHNOLOGY
We PROMOTE DIVERSITY
We are MULTINATIONAL
We are YOUR PARTNER THROUGH THICK AND THIN
We GET SH*T DONE
Jan Bednar grew up in the Czech Republic with dreams. Big dreams. American dreams. Dreams that followed him to the United States and Florida Atlantic University. Once at school, his friends back home reached out to him with a simple request: “Can you send me what you’ve got?”
You see, many US merchants either refused to ship to the Czech Republic or their payment method was unaccepted. By ordering online and shipping to Jan, who would in turn forward the package to them, the customers could receive products they otherwise would not have had access to!
Jan created BedaBox, a company that focused on forwarding packages to international clients. Because the company was profitable from day one and founded on such solid principles, the company had no trouble winning business plan competitions including the FAU Business Plan Competition and the Florida Venture Forum Collegiate Competition. This success, coupled with Jan’s acceptance to the inaugural collegiate incubator Tech Runway, helped launch BedaBox to new heights.
Along the way, Jan realized that there was a tremendous opportunity: technology-focused fulfillment services for small and medium-sized ecommerce companies that enable founders to focus on the things that matter most in growing their business. All of the competitors in the space either didn’t have user-friendly technology or could not offer high-quality service that would meet customers’ high expectations.
And that’s how ShipMonk was born. Out of a true need for a service in an industry that was growing faster than anything else. This was the true rocket ship that launched ShipMonk.
Moving in late 2015 to a 23,000 square foot facility in Pompano Beach, Florida, ShipMonk scaled tremendously and quickly outgrew its facilities.