With the ecommerce boom, direct to consumer (D2C) brands are primed for success.
D2C brands grew so quickly that they realised managing their own warehouses and self-fulfiling orders would eventually slow their growth. That’s why many of them partner with 3PLs to help them grow faster by taking retail fulfilment off their hands.
ShipBob is a premium DTC logistics, offering the fulfilment infrastructure, best-in-class technology, data and analytics, and expertise and support to enable growth.
By partnering with ShipBob, D2C brands can meet customer expectations by tapping into services and capabilities such as 2-day shipping, faster delivery speeds, and fulfilment automation to quickly scale.
Read on to learn how ShipBob can help you grow your business.
We love that ShipBob actually operates its fulfilment centres — they know their operations and they are very clear about it.ShipBob having multiple locations was also huge for us. Keeping our inventory in Chicago and Los Angeles has brought cost savings since we ship from the locations that are closest to the customer.
founder of Prymal
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What is DTC logistics?
Third-parties like ShipBob focus on providing the fulfilment infrastructure and technology needed to support DTC brands in meeting customer expectations around fast, affordable shipping while keeping costs low.
Establish a DTC logistics strategy with ShipBob
With a global fulfilment network and best-in-class technology, ShipBob offers a wide range of ecommerce fulfilment capabilities to help you create a DTC logistics strategy, including flexible fulfilment, advanced data and analytics, and other world-class logistics solutions.
ShipBob helps you grow your business faster and still provide a great customer experience as you expand.
Here is an overview of ShipBob’s DTC logistics solutions:
Multiple distribution centres
ShipBob offers a network of fulfilment centres, to help you strategically expand into new distribution locations based on where your customers are located.
This not only speeds up order delivery and reduces shipping costs, but it also helps mitigate risks in case of unexpected warehouse closures or inability of couriers to pick up from the facility due to bad weather.
Although online shopping allows access to your products from customers all over the globe, international fulfilment services present entirely new challenges. Different countries have various regulations, tariffs, taxes, and requirements for incoming shipments, making it difficult to navigate the international landscape.
ShipBob’s international locations are powered by the same 3PL software, which enables consistency throughout supply chain.
“ShipBob has multiple fulfilment centres in the US, one in Canada, one in the EU, and one in the UK. All locations filter back into one centralised warehouse management system, so everything is under the ShipBob umbrella.
By distributing our inventory across these countries and regions, all of our customers are able to get their orders much faster while paying reasonable domestic shipping rates.”
Wes Brown, Head of Operations at Black Claw LLC
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Optimised shipping strategy
When an order is placed, ShipBob’s algorithm will send the order to the closest fulfilment centre to automatically enable the fastest and most cost-effective shipping route. ShipBob also offers 2-day shipping options for qualified customers (depending on their location and the nearest fulfilment centre), which offers affordable and fast shipping for customers.
Streamlined data and analytics
As you expand into new channels, you will need to aggregate logistics data, which provides insights in the entire inbound and outbound logistics process.
Having full visibility into your supply chain helps to keep fulfilment logistics costs down, improve speed of deliveries, and consistently meet demand despite sales fluctuations.
With ShipBob’s free analytics and data reporting tool, you don’t need to juggle multiple spreadsheets anymore. ShipBob makes it easy to automatically track your orders and inventory and provide insights into fulfilment performance, shipping, future demand, logistics costs, and more.
“We are very impressed by ShipBob’s transparency, simplicity, and intuitive dashboard. ShipBob’s front-end software was the primary decision-making factor for me in choosing them over other fulfilment solutions. Their software is so simple and intuitive, especially as so many 3PLs have either bad or no front-facing software, making it impossible to enter orders, keep track of what’s leaving or entering the warehouse
It’s fun to see orders shipping out instantaneously. I love how fast and efficient ShipBob is. Their shipping costs are very reasonable, and their platform makes fulfilment feel so easy.”
Harley Abrams, Operations Manager of SuperSpeed Golf, LLC
How ShipBob works
Getting started with ShipBob is simple.
Once you sync your online store to our technology, we help get you up and running quickly. As soon as we receive you inventory, the orders are automatically sent to the closest fulfilment centre to the order’s destination to be picked, packed and shipped.
Read on to learn more about how ShipBob works.