Australia Fulfilment Services for Ecommerce Brands

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An international 3PL can be a game-changer. While you can use a single order fulfilment centre (ShipBob is in both Sydney and Melbourne), ShipBob also operates a network offulfilment centres across the globe, enabling international fulfilment to speed up delivery times and reduce costs. 

Read on to learn more about the benefits of partnering with ShipBob.

Why choose ShipBob for Australia fulfilment

If you’re an Australian-based business, ShipBob has you covered. We have fulfilment centres in Melbourne and Sydney, also making it easy to launch into other international markets with ease.

With ShipBob, brands are able to sell more in Australia, as well as launch into other international markets with ease.

“As an Australian business, we’re excited to gain access to ShipBob’s fulfilment solutions in our home country.

With physical distance, time zones, and regulatory differences always playing a factor when expanding internationally, finding a trusted 3PL years ago was definitely not easy. However, with ShipBob’s easy-to-use, functional, and reliable software, as well as their knowledgeable, responsive team, ShipBob has done a stellar job of supporting our growth in North America, our largest market.

We’re keen for and confident that they will bring the same expertise to Australia.”

Zula Badral, Head of Operations at Karst

Fast, affordable shipping across Australia

When you send inventory to our Sydney and/or Melbourne locations, you can easily reduce shipping costs and transit times. With ShipBob, you can choose between standard or expedited shipping options for Australian orders.

The average transit time to all of Australia is 1-7 business days. ShipBob partners with Australia Post for shipments within Australia and will continue to add more couriers and shipping destinations in the future.

Navigating international markets

Each country has its own set of import duties, tariffs, taxes, and rules for international orders. ShipBob’s experts know all the ins and outs of international shipping and can streamline the process for you. 

Since we have locations in Melbourne and Sydney, we make it easy for you to better serve Australian-based customers. Once we have your inventory, Australian (and rest of world) orders can be picked, packed, and shipped.

ShipBob will walk you through the process of sending inventory to our Australian fulfilment centres with a detailed implementation process.

The biggest logistical problem that our organisation has had in recent years is one faced by hundreds of businesses around Australia. The tyranny of distance.

With ShipBob, we’ve been able to remove that. With hubs in Sydney and Melbourne, which are two of our largest markets, we’ve been able to put our products closer to those who want them. We’ve been able to cut our freight and postage spend while removing labour costs.

For Betoota Outfitters, working with ShipBob has been easy and affordable. It’s been the perfect growth partner for our organisation and we look forward to working with them for years to come.”

Errol Parker, Editor-at-Large, The Betoota Advocate

How ShipBob works

Once you sync your online store with our technology, you can ship your products to one or more of our locations like Melbourne and Sydney.

Once we receive your inventory, our fulfilment experts will begin picking and packing your orders. Picking lists are auto-generated at our fulfilment centre with tracking info forwarded to the customer. 

We’re a technology-enabled 3PL, which means you can outsource logistics operations and still maintain control. Here is what else ShipBob has to offer. 

Best-in-class technology

By outsourcing fulfilment to ShipBob, you get access to premium fulfilment technology that offers real-time updates on your orders processing, inventory, shipping costs, and more.

Managing inventory can be a huge hassle when fulfiling in-house, but with ShipBob it’s easy. ShipBob’s technology offers built-in inventory management tools, including SKU performance data, real-time inventory tracking, inventory forecasting insights, and much more.

From your ShipBob dashboard, you can view inventory counts at each fulfilment centre and set automatic reorder points, so you can optimise inventory levels and keep logistics costs low. 

Meet delivery time expectations

Keeping your inventory near your customers and shipping from the closest location reduces the time in transit, allowing for international orders to get to customers faster. It’s not uncommon for it to take a month for an international order to be delivered.

With ShipBob, you’re able to create a better experience for your international customers.

A vast partner network

ShipBob has a vast partner network that can help optimise your international supply chain. Launching internationally can be a challenge for businesses, so it’s important to have the right network of partners that will provide the tools, resources, and expertise you need to be successful in new markets.

“I can’t tell you how much of a godsend it was that ShipBob opened an Australia fulfilment centre. I hope it dominates that market — the alternatives are terrible. ShipBob truly empowers the world of small businesses.”

Nathan Garrison, Co-Founder and CEO of Sharkbanz

Are you ready to work with an international 3PL?

If you have been experiencing growth very quickly with your ecommerce business, it may be time to work with a fulfilment company. Here are some of the common pain points customers experience before switching to a third-party fulfilment provider:

  • Costly ecommerce warehousing and storage fees 
  • Customers are scattered across the globe
  • Complicated inventory management systems 
  • Inability to compete with two-day shipping competitors 
  • Inability to track accurate inventory levels in real time 
  • Spending too much on international shipping rates

“ShipBob is the only 3PL that had a startup program that allows me to outsource fulfilment without worrying about monthly order minimums.”

Lee Nania, Founder of SubSubmarine (based in Melbourne, Australia)

If you have experienced the above fulfilment needs when shipping your ecommerce orders, it may be time to partner with ShipBob.

We help fast-growing online businesses grow a global business by taking logistics off their hands. 

If you’re ready to get started, fill out the form below to learn more about our Australia fulfilment solutions.  

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