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LaserShip.com Licenses DeliveryNet Solution

Global Internet logistics solutions company The Descartes Systems Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DSGX) said that LaserShip.com, an online network of independent, same-day delivery companies in the U.S., has licensed Descartes' DeliveryNet solution.

The transportation and logistics solution enables the distribution of e-commerce purchases to businesses and consumers. Financial arrangements were not disclosed.

LaserShip.com has developed the technology to link e-commerce Web sites to a delivery network consisting of more than 225 courier companies in more than 80 metropolitan areas.

The company will use Descartes' routing and scheduling optimization solution to provide optimized routing capabilities to couriers within the LaserShip.com delivery network.

"We have created a Web-enabled network of regional couriers focused on business-to-business same-day deliveries to meet the demands of online buyers who expect immediate delivery of their e-commerce purchases," said Blake Averill, president of LaserShip.com.

"We are using Descartes' routing and scheduling solution to optimize delivery capabilities for members of our network."

Descartes' routing and scheduling solutions are part of Descartes' DeliveryNet solution for transportation and logistics. The complete solution for transportation and logistics combines street-level route optimization, supplier visibility, Web-based customer self-scheduling, mobile applications and wireless technology.

LaserShip.com was founded in November 1999 by Blake Averill, co-owner of Laser Courier Inc., an East Coast delivery service, as a vendor-neutral digital network for the same-day delivery industry.