Perfume, fragrances, and scents fulfilment
From body sprays to luxury perfumes, selling fragrances online is a great market to launch into. There is so much opportunity to create a fresh fragrance brand that offers a unique scent, beautiful packaging, and caters to a niche audience.
But fulfiling and shipping perfumes, fragrances, and scents comes with its own set of challenges. That’s why many fast-growing fragrance brands partner with ShipBob, a best-in-class 3PL, to take care of all-things ecommerce fulfilment.
Logistics is something you never think about until it stops working, and we’ve never come to that point with ShipBob. Everything just works. We are super happy with ShipBob and very impressed by how well they’ve pumped out our large volume of orders.
CEO of Dossier
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What is perfumes, fragrances, and scents product fulfilment?
Perfumes, fragrances, and scents fulfilment involves the process of picking, packing, and shipping orders, including items such as body sprays, luxury perfumes, body lotions, and more.
Challenges of perfumes, fragrances, and scents fulfilment
There are several challenges to fulfiling perfumes, fragrances, and scents. Here is an overview of them, and how ShipBob helps eliminate these challenges during the fulfilment process.
Security and inventory control
ShipBob boasts advanced security and simplifies inventory control. ShipBob’s spacious warehouses are guarded round-the-clock, and we keep them well-organised, maintained, and secure. Through the ShipBob dashboard, you can track inventory from all fulfilment centre locations utilised in real time.
Custom branded packaging
Many 3PL providers use their own packaging for shipping your perfumes, fragrances, and scents. At ShipBob, you have the option to choose between our standard packaging, or we can use your branded custom packaging, including boxes, mailers, and inserts with your branding to generate brand awareness for your company and enhance the unboxing experience.
Challenges of shipping perfumes, fragrances, and scents products
Due to fragile packaging and hazardous ingredients, shipping perfumes, fragrances, and scents can be a complex process. Here is an overview of how ShipBob eliminates the complexity of shipping perfume products.
Shipping HAZMAT products
Some perfumes and fragrances are considered a HAZMAT product that poses as a shipping and handling risk. It depends on the amount of alcohol used in the product, which can make the item flammable. Shipping hazardous materials found in perfumes and fragrances can be a complex and expensive process. Because there are so many rules and regulations required, make sure you have all the right paperwork and research completed before you attempt shipping.
At ShipBob, we work with ecommerce businesses to store their inventory safely and take proper steps to pack and ship fragile items to avoid breakage during the last-mile delivery process. Our fulfilment centres offer specialized services, and our warehousing experts are trained on your brand so you won’t have to worry about products being damaged.
Learn more about how we manage the fulfilment of HAZMAT items.
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, 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 get a number of valuable inventory management tools at your disposal. View 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.
“We have a Shopify store but do not use Shopify to track inventory. In terms of tracking inventory, we use ShipBob for everything — to be able to track each bottle of perfume, what we have left, and what we’ve shipped, while getting a lot more information on each order.”
Ines Guien, Vice President of Operations at Dossier
Getting started with ShipBob is easy
ShipBob makes it easy to outsource fulfilment. ShipBob offers direct integration with leading ecommerce platforms, including Shopify, WooCommerce, BigCommerce, Squarespace, Wix, and Square.
Once you connect your store with ShipBob’s technology, you can choose which fulfilment centre locations across the US to store inventory in. Once we receive and store your inventory, orders placed on your online store will automatically be sent to ShipBob to be picked, packed, and shipped.
You can track the entire fulfilment process from the ShipBob’s dashboard, and you can view inventory levels and order status all in real time.
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.
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.
How ShipBob improves your fulfilment and logistics
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.
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.
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.