Harte Hanks Inc. (Nasdaq: HHS), a leading global customer experience company focused on bringing companies closer to customers for nearly 100 years, announced today that it has been selected by Quiet Platforms, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO), as their preferred “Middle Mile” logistics manager.
Quiet Platforms is an open logistics and transportation platform that serves retailers and brands looking to improve their delivery service while controlling network costs. The platform combines the fulfillment, logistics and transportation assets of over sixty partner brands for use by any retailer or brand in the network.
The platform currently serves a range of brands and clients including Steve Madden, Saks Off Fifth, Peloton, American Eagle and Aerie, among others. The company recently announced a collaboration with global shipper DHL to bring value-added carrier services to its growing network.
Under the partnership announced today, Harte Hanks will be Quiet Platforms’ preferred “Middle Mile” logistics manager, meaning Harte Hanks will be responsible for shipping parcels being transported in a range between 600 and 2,000 miles.
“As we continue to build and expand our Quiet Platforms business, we are excited to be working with Harte Hanks, a company that has been at the forefront of innovation in the logistics industry,” says Brent Beabout, president of Quiet Platforms. “Their leading-edge capabilities enable us to scale our operations quickly and efficiently, ensuring that we continue to enhance our customer experience.”Brent Beabout – President, Quiet Platforms
“We worked diligently to develop the right partnership model for Quiet Platforms that would leverage our shipping, logistics and data expertise while fully delivering on their e-commerce customer goals and expectations.”Pat O’Brien – Managing Director, Harte Hanks Fulfillment and Logistics Services
About Quiet Platforms
By creating interoperable open and sharing supply chain platforms powered by an intelligent and unified orchestration layer, Quiet Platforms helps companies collaborate to drive scale efficiencies and sustainability. The plug-and-play, open-sharing platform is enabling globally renowned retailers such as Kohl’s, Peloton, Steve Madden, Li & Fung and more than 60 others to optimize their inventory and access digital capabilities such as track and trace to increase efficiency and improve margins. A wholly owned subsidiary of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO), Quiet Platforms levels the playing field for small and midsized retailers by providing access to shared supply chain assets and relationships across every link of the chain — so they can ship less and operate more sustainably.
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