South Africa Fulfillment Solutions

The ecommerce market in Africa is worth over $28 billion and South Africa alone is worth $5 billion.

It’s no surprise you’re looking for a fulfillment solution to expand into South Africa. Luckily, ShipBob has you covered.

With ShipBob, you can improve your international selling strategy and ship across the world — no matter where you do business.

Start shipping to South Africa from the US and or anywhere else in the world with ShipBob.

With new locations being added all the time, ShipBob will help us service customers in more and more countries around the world over time.”

Aaron Patterson,

COO of The Adventure Challenge

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Serve customers in South Africa

There are major advantages for online brands to expand into new markets across the globe.

But most ecommerce companies struggle to expand globally due to common international shipping challenges — long shipping timelines, higher costs, and added complexity.

But when you partner with ShipBob, all your global shipping needs are taken care of.

ShipBob provides merchants with real-time updates on inventory stock levels, orders being processed, and international tracking for orders that have shipped via UPS, DHL, and FedEx.

Global shipping made easy

ShipBob is a leading omnichannel fulfillment provider with locations across the globe.

ShipBob’s global fulfillment network is powered by a centralized, proprietary technology, providing more visibility, transparency, and consistency throughout your ecommerce supply chain.

With ShipBob, you can store inventory in multiple fulfillment center locations across the world to reach customers faster, no matter where they live and where you conduct business.

How it works is simple. When an order comes in from South Africa, the order will be automatically routed to the nearest location to optimize cost and delivery times.

At Postal, we’re building and actively executing an international strategy. There’s no way we’d be able to do this ourselves – but ShipBob’s combination of tech-forward APIs and logistics expertise allows us to scale globally with ease.

When it came to shipping and fulfilling international orders, we needed someone who could be an expert on things like duties, importer of record, and VAT taxes. Our customers don’t care about those various challenges — they just want their items to arrive on time and for the process to be effortless.

ShipBob helps us provide that enhanced customer experience for international customers. That’s just one of the many benefits of working with ShipBob.”

Ben Jablow, VP, Alliances at Postal 

Save on fulfillment costs

Coffee creamer brand Prymal joined ShipBob in 2019 and was quickly able to save $8,000 per month on fulfillment 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 fulfillment centers in two different countries. This has allowed them to ship to 55 countries on seven continents.

Learn more about Ombraz’s growth

Distributed inventory

With ShipBob’s network of fulfillment centers, 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 carrier 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 fulfillment center.

You can also distribute your inventory across ShipBob’s fulfillment centers 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 fulfillment process (e.g. when an order is picked, packed, or shipped), easily find shipping-related information (e.g., weights, dimensions, or carrier 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 fulfillment centers 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 fulfillment 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.

Sell More Across Europe with ShipBob

Barcelona-based brands that partner with ShipBob have the opportunity to increase average order value and reduce cart abandonment rate.  

Along with a growing international fulfillment network, ShipBob offers expertise, best-in-class technology, and premium customer support, so you can worry less about logistics operations while expanding into new markets across the globe. 

ShipBob is trusted by over 5,000 fast-growing ecommerce brands and has helped them expand into new markets, save on logistics costs, and grow their business faster — all while spending less time on logistics.

Every ShipBob fulfillment center is operated by the same warehouse management system and customer support team to provide the same level of world-class fulfillment, consistency, and transparency throughout our network.

Choosing ShipBob for international fulfillment

ShipBob offers global fulfillment services for fast-growing ecommerce businesses ready to expand their customer base and launch into new markets.

Rather than looking at international shipping and fulfillment as a hassle, you can look at it as an opportunity for growth. The faster you can get packages out the door and the more you can reduce shipping costs, the quicker your business will grow.

ShipBob can help you streamline your fulfillment strategy so you can grow your business faster.

“We want to continue to spread our brand internationally and are glad that more of our customer base can get better shipping rates and delivery times. We’re still a small operation, but with ShipBob we can be a more global company.”

Wes Brown, Head of Operations at Black Claw LLC

Save on fulfillment costs

Coffee creamer brand Prymal joined ShipBob in 2019 and was quickly able to save $8,000 per month on fulfillment 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 fulfillment centers in two different countries. This has allowed them to ship to 55 countries on seven continents.

Learn more about Ombraz’s growth

Distributed inventory

With ShipBob’s network of fulfillment centers, 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 carrier 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 fulfillment center.

You can also distribute your inventory across ShipBob’s fulfillment centers 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

Order management

Order management