About Shipmate

Your Best Mate.

Our focus is on building an efficient fulfillment service, while offering best-in-class service at affordable prices. We leverage the top technology and tools available today for warehousing, eCommerce, and retailer distribution.

Our Story

Unity Street Art Deco EntranceIn 1973, Elie Antar and his brothers Morris and Isaac, opened the first Valu-Plus (originally Value Stores) location in Philadelphia. It was one of the first discount variety stores in downtown Philadelphia. The store had lines down and around the block for their opening week of business until the shelves were clear. The Antar brothers knew they had the right formula. In 1987, Valu-Plus began importing products from abroad. Over the next three decades, Valu-Plus grew into a regional chain, from stores all over Philadelphia, to New Jersey and Maryland. It served the urban community with affordable, quality products until 2011 when it was sold.

The Warehouse on 1501 Unity Street served as the main distribution center for the retail chain and its B2B wholesale division, where we processed over 2,500 tractor-trailer loads per year. In 2015, the warehouse was reactivated as a wholesale distribution and importing center.

Shipmate Fulfillment is the next generation of the Antar family tradition with our new core focus on what we do best: fulfillment & distribution. We have the experience and capability to handle your products in an efficient & cost effective way. Our warehouse team is trained in dealing with any type of product. Some of our team members have been with us for 30 years. We offer full service Wholesale Distribution, Pick & Pack Fulfillment, Kitting & Bundling with the latest production equipment, Smart Shipping Technology for the best available service, Integrations to Shopping Carts and Channels, and dedicated Customer Service.

Shipmate is here to make your life easier. Let's partner and see what's possible!

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    Meet Our Leadership Team

  • Brian Shipmate Fultillment CEO

    Brian Antar


  • Elie Shipmate Fultillment President

    Elie Antar


  • BIll Shipmate Fulfillment CMO

    Bill Carlin


  • Matt shipmate fulfillment Operations Manager

    Matt Sanasac Jr.

    Operations Manager

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Office: 1501 Unity Street, Philadelphia, PA. 19124 USA
Shipping & Receiving: 4400 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, PA. 19124 USA
(267) 710-SHIP
(215) 744-7675