Action Sports Fulfilment
From waterskiing to snowboarding, there is an action sport for every season, which makes it a great ecommerce business. You can sell products based on seasonality to customers all over the world.
But online action sports brands often face challenges when it comes to ecommerce fulfilment and shipping. That’s where ShipBob comes in, a best-in-class 3PL that offers action sports fulfilment and shipping solutions for fast-growing brands.
We weren’t looking for the cheapest option, we were looking for the partner that was going to help us scale and would give us a white-glove customer experience because we knew we needed it. Not being able to get in touch with someone when a pro player needed gloves overnighted just wasn’t an option for us. ShipBob has been able to provide that for us.
VP of Finance & Ops at BRUCE BOLT
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What is action sports fulfilment?
Action sports fulfilment involves the storing of inventory and picking, packing, and shipping of customer orders. Items can include skateboards, snowboards and gear, water skis, rollerblades and skates, and more. Action sports items require safe warehousing, proper inventory management, and affordable shipping as items can be heavier, harder to store, and more expensive to ship.
Challenges of action sports fulfilment and shipping
Whether it’s selling larger items like snowboards or skateboards, or smaller items like gear and other sports equipment, ShipBob can help. At ShipBob, we’re experts at making sure your inventory is stored properly to avoid damage and items being warped.
Although ShipBob has processes in place to reduce the risk of damage, some issues can arise while orders are in transit that are outside of our control. When shipping damages occur, we file claims on behalf of the merchant at no additional cost. We also help you choose the fulfilment centre(s) in which to store your inventory that are closest to your end consumers to help reduce the distance travelled and time in transit.
If you sell sports action gear, chances are monthly order volume is based heavily on seasonality. ShipBob offers built-in inventory management and inventory forecasting tools to help you keep track of your inventory and make better decisions. Using the ShipBob dashboard, you can closely track inventory levels at each location, identify slow-moving inventory, set reorder notification points to, and much more.
How ShipBob works
ShipBob’s software fully integrates with your ecommerce store to sync inventory and orders. Once they have your inventory, you can set reorder points to restock in time, view advanced data and analytics to understand performance, and much more. Store owners can keep an eye on all logistics operations from our single, central dashboard.
Additionally, ShipBob’s partner ecosystem offers more tools and solutions for everything from marketing to inventory planning and returns management. This provides you with the ability to create an end-to-end ecommerce solution that meets your brand’s needs.
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With ShipBob, you can reduce shipping costs and capital expenditures, have high volumes of inventory managed at once, decrease the amount of time your employees spend on administrative tasks, and much more. ShipBob is an essential partner that will save you money, time, and headaches.
Once you connect your store with ShipBob’s technology, you can ship inventory to one or more of our fulfilment centre locations. As soon as orders are placed on your online store, we’ll take care of picking, packing and shipping process on your behalf. Read on to learn the benefits of partnering with ShipBob.