Sapporo Fulfilment Solutions
Japan is the third largest ecommerce market worth over $114 billion.
Serving customers based in Sapporo, Japan is a great way to increase sales and expand customer reach.
But shipping to Japan from the US or anywhere in the world can be challenging and costly.
ShipBob can help simplify the cross-border shipping process so you can sell more throughout Japan.
Read on to learn about ShipBob’s international shipping capabilities.
We did a lot of research on where to go for fulfilment. We’d initially been thinking of some more local businesses, but we knew we had plans to scale and grow overseas later on, and that was our biggest reason for choosing ShipBob.
founder of Craft Club Co.
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Serve More Customers in Sapporo, Japan
Shipping international orders requires a more robust shipping strategy.
Without a proper strategy, you’ll end up spending too much to ship orders to Japan — no matter where your business is based.
Cross-border shipping involves additional documentation and fees, including customs, import duties, and order tracking capabilities when a package leaves one country and enters another.
But ShipBob can help take the complexity out of shipping to Japan by taking care of all your global shipping needs.
With ShipBob, you can ship international orders to Japan while saving time and reducing costs. Once you choose which fulfilment centre locations to store inventory in, our best-in-class cloud shipping technology and fulfilment team take it from there!
Unlike other 3PLs, ShipBob merchants have access to real-time updates on inventory stock levels, orders being processed, and international tracking for orders that have shipped via UPS, DHL, and FedEx.
Partner with ShipBob: a premium global fulfilment provider
ShipBob is a best-in-class international fulfilment provider.
Our entire distribution network is powered by the same technology, which provides more visibility, transparency, and consistency throughout your ecommerce supply chain.
With ShipBob, you can store inventory in multiple fulfilment centre locations across the world. When an order comes in from Japan, the order will be automatically routed to the nearest location to optimise cost and delivery times.
“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.
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
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.
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.