ShipBob offers simple, fast, and affordable fulfillment for ecommerce businesses and crowdfunding campaigns. With a network of fulfillment centers across the US, ShipBob lets retailers split inventory across locations for faster and more affordable delivery. ShipBob’s software seamlessly integrates with the leading ecommerce platforms to automatically fulfill orders as they are placed online.
Back in 2013, Dhruv and Divey (ShipBob’s founders) were doing what all the cool kids were doing: building a startup! Not ShipBob, but SnailMail Pics. This app allowed users to quickly send photo prints to loved ones near and far.
Being technical types, Dhruv and Divey had automated the whole process except for the packaging and shipping aspect. They had to manually haul thousands of photographs to the post office every week, ultimately being banned from one Chicago post office that shall remain nameless…
While at the post office, they met other small online business owners who were also waiting in long lines to ship their goods by hand. It gave them an idea: to automate ecommerce fulfillment. Would online retailers pay to have someone else take care of the storage, management, picking, packing, and shipping of their products?
It turns out they would.
In creating ShipBob, our team has created software that seamlessly automates ecommerce fulfillment, opened several fulfillment centers strategically placed across the country, and have allowed customers to scale at will, whether they ship 100 orders a month or 100,000.
In just a few short years, ShipBob has grown from working out of Dhruv’s apartment to a Chicago headquarters and hundreds of thousands of square feet of warehouse space. But the goal remains the same: to make life easier for ecommerce business owners.