Alabama Fulfilment Services
ShipBob is a full-stack logistics solution with fulfilment centres located across the United States, as well as cities across the globe. With cutting-edge technology that optimises your fulfilment, integrations with top solutions in the ecommerce space, and an extensive distribution network that spans the globe, ShipBob can help Alabama ecommerce companies turn shipping into a lever of growth.
You simply choose which ShipBob fulfilment centres you’d like to ship from, ship us your inventory, and we take care of each step of fulfilment (while speeding up delivery timelines and lowering shipping costs in the process).
I felt like I couldn’t grow until I moved to ShipBob. Now I am encouraged to sell more with them. My CPA even said to me, ‘thank god you switched to ShipBob.
Founder & CEO of Prymal
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Lower your shipping costs and deliver faster
Most businesses use a local fulfilment centre to ship their products, but this becomes problematic if you are shipping to customers all over the country (or even outside of the country). Shipping costs are determined by the distance each package must travel, so if you’re always shipping from an Alabama fulfilment centre, then customers on the East or West Coast will have to pay a shipping premium to get your products. This puts you at a major disadvantage compared to big-box retailers that can offer cheaper shipping.
The solution? Distributing your inventory across multiple fulfilment centres closer to where your customers live. ShipBob has 9 fulfilment centres in the US (including one in the South in Tennessee), and you can ship from whichever you want based on where your customers are located.
Bringing your inventory closer to your customers leads to lower shipping costs, faster deliveries, and happier customers. You can save a ton of time and energy by outsourcing fulfilment, while offering more competitive shipping for your customers. And, when your customers see faster, cheaper shipping in their shopping cart, they’re more likely to convert and spend. It’s a win win!
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.
We ship all over the world
We use our network of fulfillment centers to help you strategically split and manage your inventory to reduce shipping costs and transit times.