Regional Distribution and Fulfilment Solutions
For fast-growing online brands, one warehouse alone may not be enough for some sellers.
When you work with a 3PL that has multiple fulfilment locations, you can match the service of the largest retailers without the need to invest and built your own retail fulfilment and distribution network.
Our regional distribution and fulfilment solutions can you help to help merchants reduce the shipping costs, speed up transit times, and save time on logistics.
ShipBob has been a great ally as they have fulfilment centres all over the US, facilitating a 2-3 day delivery time for any customer in the US. This is helpful especially when weather challenges happen; being able to have different locations to ship from allows for a more seamless supply chain.
Founder & CEO of Touchland
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Benefits of ShipBob’s regional distribution and fulfilment services
With a robust network of fulfilment centres, best-in-class technology, and advanced analytics that help you make better decisions, we’re able to offer best-in-class regional distribution and fulfilment services for fast-growing brands.
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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Lower shipping costs
Storing inventory closer to your customers helps reduce shipping costs because orders will travel a shorter distance. It is almost always less expensive to ship an order 30 miles than 3,000 miles.
Having access to ShipBob’s network of ecommerce fulfilment centres lets you use multiple facilities without paying for the infrastructure, staff, and equipment yourself.
“With ShipBob, we have the option to use more of their warehouses to further reduce shipping costs. Because they have a lot of people to handle our orders and additional warehouses we can expand into, we can scale up with ease as we continue to grow quickly. If we ran our own warehouse, it would be much harder to hire people and we’d inevitably outgrow the space.”
Oded Harth, CEO & Co-Founder of MDacne
For instance, if you use fulfilment centres in hubs like Chicago or Los Angeles, you can reach a large amount of the population in different areas of the country. It is easy to get the package delivered the same day to people who live in these cities, because the inventory is already close by. If your inventory is only in one of those cities, say, Los Angeles, then imagine how long it will take a package to arrive to your customers who live on the East Coast.
If you can offer a quick turnaround time – without using expedited shipping and it costing an arm and leg – you will likely see a surge in sales.
I’m most impressed with ShipBob’s commitment to driving improvement and technology, which drives reductions in delivery time. I knew a shorter transit time was going to become more and more important. Customers get accustomed to a certain service level at a low price — often free — and want it faster over time.
Michael Peters, VP of E-Commerce Operations at TB12
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
Getting started with ShipBob is easy
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.