Eco-Friendly Product Fulfilment Services & 3PLs

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As the ecommerce industry continues to grow, so has the demand for eco-friendly products. Social awareness on issues about the environment has put a focus on companies being conscious about their carbon footprint. If you sell eco-friendly products and need help with order fulfilment, you’re in the right place. 

“Utilising ShipBob’s network of fulfilment centres allows us to lessen our carbon footprint as well. We’re currently storing inventory in some of ShipBob’s Southern California and Chicago facilities, which means that when we receive an order destined for someplace like New York, we don’t have to ship it from all the way across the country. By shortening the transit distance, we get to shorten transit time and reduce the amount of pollution produced in the shipping process. Even in the final stages of fulfilment and last-mile delivery, ShipBob enables us to stay true to our mission!”

Juliana Brasil, Director of Operations at Food Huggers

What is eco-friendly product fulfilment?

Eco-friendly product fulfilment involves storing eco-friendly products, packing orders, and shipping packages to consumers. Some fulfilment companies also use materials (e.g., recycled kraft paper instead of plastic or bubble wrap) and offer carbon-neutral shipping programs to minimise their impact on the environment.

How ShipBob helps eco-friendly ecommerce brands

ShipBob has helped fulfil products for hundreds of eco-friendly companies. ShipBob partners with eco-friendly solution Ecocart, so you can purchase carbon credits by allowing your customers to choose (and optionally, pay for) carbon offsets on a per-order basis, and allowing you to offset the carbon impact of product manufacturing and even last-mile delivery.

“Our goal was simple: offset carbon emissions. In our search for the right partner, ShipBob was proactive. We can now share accurate data with our customers regarding the success of our reforestation initiatives.”

Michael Klein, Co-Founder at Herbaly

We also partner with leading experts in eco-friendly shipping and packaging.  

Challenges of eco-friendly fulfilment

Managing inventory and manually fulfiling orders yourself is not sustainable — especially as your brand grows. Many eco-friendly companies soon turn to third-party logistics (3PL) providers to outsource eco-friendly fulfilment. 

ShipBob’s order fulfilment process

ShipBob is a leading 3PL service that provides order fulfilment services to ecommerce businesses. We store your inventory in our warehouses, manage picking and packing, and have orders shipped with plain or branded custom packaging, including eco-friendly packaging, with affordable domestic and international rates.

How ShipBob works

ShipBob has fulfilment centres stationed all over the United States, as well as across the globe. We ship around the world through leading couriers like USPS, UPS, FedEx, and DHL, all of which offer discounted international rates. 

Hear from eco-friendly companies that use ShipBob’s order fulfilment services

ShipBob is the 3PL of choice for many leading eco-friendly brands, and here’s what some have to say about us.

Boie: eco-friendly hygiene products

Boie is a US-based company that sells eco-friendly and antibacterial products like body scrubbers and toothbrushes. By designing and manufacturing their products in the US, Boie keeps the environmental impact of shipping and transportation minimal.

“We use no issue for our eco-friendly mailers that are 100% compostable, and ShipBob ships orders out for us in our custom branded packaging. ShipBob is a fulfilment partner that is truly an extension of our brand.” 

Manuel de la Cruz, CEO at Boie 

Ocean & Co.: eco-friendly jewelleryand accessories

Ocean and Co. is a jewelleryand eco-friendly accessories company. They aim to raise awareness of the impact of pollution on our oceans. Ocean and Co. donate a significant portion of their profits from each sale to organisations that actively clean the oceans and create educational resources to reduce ocean pollution.

“While many 3PLs utilise a complex pricing model that makes forecasting expenses nearly impossible, ShipBob has a clear pricing model so we know exactly what we’re going to be billed. ShipBob also has done a great job of giving each store owner a feeling of complete control over everything. You can outsource your fulfilment while still maintaining full control.” 

Gerard Ecker, Founder & CEO of Ocean & Co. 

Ombraz: eco-friendly sunglasses brand

Ombraz is a retailer of armless sunglasses. The company plants 20 mangrove trees in impoverished areas in Madagascar for every pair of Ombraz that is sold.

“I worked at Amazon for several years and was heavily involved in some of their supply chain and logistics business. When we initially embarked on this business journey, I had an understanding of what to look for in a fulfilment partner. ShipBob’s costs are great and fulfilment times are wonderful.” 

Nikolai Paloni, Co-Founder of Ombraz Sunglasses 

Doris Sleep: eco-friendly pillow brand

Doris Sleep, a luxury bed pillow brand, is the manufacturer of eco-friendly, machine-washable, hypoallergenic pillows. Each Doris pillow is made out of 14 plastic water bottles from landfills. Doris does not compromise the quality of the pillows in the process and delivers high-quality gel-based pillows that provide comfort and cool throughout the night.

“ShipBob’s integration with my BigCommerce store has been working great. The fact that I don’t have to think about my shipping integration, do anything when someone orders from me, or worry that something might not get to them makes it more hassle-free. I can also maintain my brand experience. It doesn’t end on my store — it lasts through that unboxing experience.”

Tracey Wallace, Founder of Doris Sleep

Juspy: powdered food blends

Juspy offers healthy powered formulas that are high in protein, gut-healthy, and nourishes your body. Founder Leonie Lynch was spending all her time and energy packing and shipping boxes. She knew she needed a fulfilment partner to help her brand grow, so she turned to ShipBob that offers international fulfilment capabilities and sustainable solutions.

“We launched a “waste not, want not” product in our efforts against food waste. It is inventory that is completely safe to consume but doesn’t look as visually pleasing because it looks vacuum packed (which could be jarring for first-time customers). People can opt in, knowing it’s an imperfect-looking product in exchange for a discount.

Rather than waste products that look less-than-ideal during the manufacturing process, we have a more sustainable solution without compromising the customer experience.

ShipBob completes a spot check for us to identify and locate such products and store them in a separate bin, so we can treat it as a separate SKU when shipping out those orders. That also saves me the time in having to deal with the return of those products to me.”

Leonie Lynch, Founder & CEO of Juspy

Getting started with ShipBob is easy

ShipBob provides efficient and affordable eco-friendly product fulfilment services to ecommerce businesses. You can connect your store in minutes through our native integrations, sync your products, send us your inventory, and start shipping soon after that.

“Since the day we started Open Water, every decision has been made with sustainability in mind, from our 100% recyclable aluminum packaging to our most recent initiative: climate neutral certification.

It’s incredibly important to us to work with partners who share our values, so we couldn’t be more excited that ShipBob is making this critical climate commitment.”

Jess Page, Co-founder & Chief Brand Officer of Open Water

Get started with ShipBob today to grow your sustainable brand. 

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