Port of Long Beach Fulfilment Solutions
Having a fulfilment solution near the Port of Long Beach offers a competitive advantage.
Port of Long Beach is a major gateway for international selling, serving 175 shipping lines with connections to 217 seaports around the world.
But whether you’re a California-based business or not, having a fulfilment solution is beneficial. You can quickly get new inventory delivered to your fulfilment centre while also speeding up the cross-border shipping process, so you can reach customers across the world.
Luckily, ShipBob is an omnichannel fulfilment provider with locations near the Port of Long Beach. Not only does ShipBob operate several West Coast locations, we also having fulfilment centres across the US and the world from Europe to Australia.
Read on to learn how ShipBob works.
We love that ShipBob allows us to keep low overhead by not having to do shipping ourselves. Having the ability to outsource that to a third party logistics company that could provide us affordable pricing, customer service, and a software platform that was really intuitive that was linked to our website and all the rest of our platforms, giving us all those real time insights — it was a game changer.
Co-Founder and CEO of Sharkbanz
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Expand your distribution network with ShipBob
One of the biggest mistakes online brands make is solely relying on one fulfilment centre close to home.
ShipBob works with you to optimise your fulfilment strategy to offer fast, affordable shipping for your customers while keeping logistics costs low.
We help you determine optimal inventory placement across our growing fulfilment network to improve delivery speeds and reduce shipping costs. You can scale efficiently by storing inventory across fulfilment centres, including out location in Reno, Nevada.
ShipBob’s omnifulfilment solution offers access to a best-in-class fulfilment platform with built-in inventory tools, built-in reports and analytics, other tools to help you automate fulfilment, track inventory in real time, manage SKUs, and improve your bottom line.
Simplify cross-border logistics with ShipBob
ShipBob’s global fulfilment solution offers fast-growing ecommerce businesses the opportunity to expand their customer base and launch into new markets.
ShipBob has worked with countless international businesses to fulfil thousands of orders all over the globe.
We have the expertise in navigating international shipping standards, the fulfilment infrastructure, and the technology to make the entire fulfilment and logistics process simpler and cost-effective.
“We realised that this time, we had to find a global fulfilment provider with expertise in US fulfilment — which led us back to ShipBob. ShipBob’s software was much easier to use than our previous local provider’s, and gave us a better picture of what was going on with our orders. Even from overseas, it gave us the visibility and control we would expect from a provider in our backyard.”
John Greenhalgh, Co-Founder of A Year of Dates
With ShipBob, can get access to the necessary infrastructure and technology needed to go global, and you choose the locations to store inventory in based on where your customers are located, so you can deliver to international customers faster.
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.