Fabric & Textile Fulfilment Services

In recent years, more and more people are rekindling with their love for arts and crafts and their hobbies.

One hobby that’s making a big comeback is home sewing.

Home sewists are on a quest to find eco-friendly, sustainable, and ethical fabrics and textiles for apparel and home decor-making.

And even if you don’t cater to the home sewist, the US fabric and textile industry has grown with shipments totaling $64.4 billion in 2020. Fabrics and textiles for home furnishings to apparel have played a big role in the overall growth of ecommerce.

Whether you sell directly to end consumers or offer B2B ecommerce services such as wholesale, ShipBob can help support your fabric and textile brand.

ShipBob is a best-in-class global fulfilment provider with premium technology. With ShipBob, you can outsource fulfilment, track inventory in real time, make better decisions, and grow your logistics network.

Read on to learn how ShipBob can help you grow your fabric and textile brand.

ShipBob made us think about things that we hadn’t thought about ourselves. That partnership and being so willing and open to work with their customers has made working with ShipBob such a pleasure.

Jordan Rondel,

Owner of The Caker

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What is fabric and textile fulfilment?

Fabric and textile fulfilment requires the storage of raw — and sometimes delicate — materials. Whether inventory includes an item as small as a fabric swatch or large heavy items including wholesale bolts of fabric, fabric and textile fulfilment can be time-consuming and difficult to executre on and manage.

ShipBob’s order fulfilment process

To help you better manage textile and fabric inventory and logistics, ShipBob takes care of the entire order fulfilment process for you, so you can save time, money, and headaches.

Whether you sell to the end customer or work with other businesses, ShipBob offers both direct-to-consumer fulfilment and B2B fulfilment solutions. This way, you can cater to both audiences while keeping logistics operations under one network.

Get a glimpse inside one of our fulfilment centres:

How ShipBob works

Partnering with ShipBob as your 3PL is easy. We offer fast onboarding, direct integrations with leading ecommerce platforms, and inventory and order management tools to provide transparency into the entire fulfilment and shipping process.

Here’s an overview:

Sync your store with ShipBob

ShipBob makes syncing your online store simple with direct integrations with leading ecommerce platforms, including Shopify, BigCommerce, Wix, Squarespace, WooCommerce, and Square Online.

Visibility into the fulfilment process

Maintain end-to-end control of the fulfilment process from your ShipBob dashboard. Search for orders, monitor order status, and track packages as they ship to customers.

Track inventory in real time

Once your store is connected to ShipBob’s dashboard, you can track inventory levels in real-time, set reorder points, keep a safety stock, and distribute your inventory strategically so you always have product in the right place at the right time.

Read on to learn more about how ShipBob works.

Distributed inventory

With ShipBob’s network of fulfilment centres, you can strategically split your inventory across our locations to get your products from point A to point B more quickly and affordably. Storing inventory near your customers helps reduce the shipping zones and costs associated with shipping orders to faraway destinations.

Distributed inventory also helps you stay competitive by offering fast shipping to your customers. When an order is placed, ShipBob’s algorithm automatically selects the warehouse and courier that will give you the quickest turnaround at the best price. This strategy has helped our merchants bring 13% savings to their bottom line.

100% Coverage Across the Continental US

If you’re looking to expand into the United States, ShipBob has 2-Day Express Shipping that provides 100% coverage in the continental US from even just one fulfilment centre.

You can also distribute your inventory across ShipBob’s fulfilment centres across all regions of the United States. We leave it up to you to decide where you want us to store your inventory.

Order management

At ShipBob, we track your orders from A to Z. Filter orders by status, search for specific orders, see a quick timeline view of where your order is in the fulfilment process (e.g. when an order is picked, packed, or shipped), easily find shipping-related information (e.g., weights, dimensions, or courier service), and get a quick snapshot of any orders that require action.

With order management software for your direct-to-consumer and wholesale shipments, you can manage subscriptions, make changes to your orders post-purchase, map your store’s shipping options to ShipBob, and automatically share tracking information with your customers.

Reporting and analytics

To provide you with visibility into our operations and performance, and also hold ourselves accountable, ShipBob’s free analytics tool is packed with charts to help you with everything from year-end reporting, to better supply chain decision-making.

Data can be a competitive advantage, and our reports show an analysis of which fulfilment centres you should stock, days of inventory left before you run out, impact of promotions on stock levels, each shipping method’s average cart value, shipping cost, and days in transit, your fulfilment cost per order, storage cost per unit, and much more.

End-to-end customer experience

We care about the customer experience as much as you and strive to be an extension of your team. From custom branded boxes to free plain packaging, ShipBob works with you to provide the unboxing experience you want. We also help you offer the fastest, most cost-effective shipping options to meet your customers’ expectations.

As soon as an order ships, tracking is pushed back to your store. We also offer return management services, allowing customers to generate return shipping labels and track returns, while getting your products processed and back into your available inventory as efficiently as possible.

Save on fulfilment costs

Coffee creamer brand Prymal joined ShipBob in 2019 and was quickly able to save $8,000 per month on fulfilment costs, while at the same time achieving 4x growth.

Learn more about Prymal’s growth

Improve your conversion rate

Not only was BAKblade able to scale internationally by partnering with ShipBob, but they found adding 2-Day Shipping increased their conversions as well.

Learn more about BAKblades’s growth

Store, ship, and grow internationally

Sunglasses brand Ombraz distributed their inventory across 3 fulfilment centres in two different countries. This has allowed them to ship to 55 countries on seven continents.

Learn more about Ombraz’s growth