Washington Ecommerce Order Fulfilment Services

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Shipping and fulfilment logistics are a critical part of any ecommerce strategy, but many ecommerce businesses treat it as an afterthought. Yet, shipping is hardly an afterthought for customers. In fact, shipping options are one of the most important factors that customers consider when shopping online. Modern ecommerce customers expect fast shipping, and if you can’t provide it, they’ll likely take their business elsewhere.

So how do you offer faster shipping options without breaking the bank? If you’re only using a Washington fulfilment and distribution centre, then shipping to customers on the other side of the county will be expensive. ShipBob can solve this problem for you.

Partner with ShipBob and you can store your products across our national network of fulfilment centres. If half your customers are on the West Coast and half on the East Coast, for instance, then you can split your inventory between our California and Pennsylvania fulfilment centres.

This cuts shipping rates and times, which allows you to offer faster, cheaper shipping options regardless of where your customers live.

Keep reading for a breakdown of all the ways that your business can benefit from outsourcing retail fulfilment to ShipBob.

Hear from a ShipBob Customer

Hear from a ShipBob customer who is based out of Washington whose order volume has more than tripled. She is now able to spend more time looking at the big picture, rather than doing things like stuffing envelopes all day, and says ShipBob has exceeded her expectations.

“When evaluating other 3PLs, ShipBob was by far the easiest, most reasonably priced option with the nicest, most genuine people. I’ve had nothing but good interactions with the ShipBob folks and their management team. My account manager walked me through everything, and I get genuine care with quick responses — they are really an extension of my team.”

Anastasia Allison, Founder of Kula Cloth

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Here’s a quick breakdown of how order fulfilment works with ShipBob:

  • Connect your store to ShipBob’s technology.
  • Ship your products to our fulfilment centres.
  • ShipBob receives notification when an order is placed on your store, automatically creating a picking list and packing slip.
  • Our fulfilment professionals prepare and ship the order (with order tracking info forwarded to the customer).

It’s that simple: Once your store is synced and your products are stored in our fulfilment centres, we’ll take care of everything else.

2-day shipping

Need to offer faster shipping options? ShipBob helps you bring down shipping costs and transit times, which lets you offer two-day shipping to your customers no matter where they live.

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Detailed inventory tracking

Many ecommerce businesses struggle to keep their inventory organised and maintain accurate inventory levels. ShipBob makes ecommerce warehousing easy. Our platform provides built-in inventory tracking tools that let you monitor inventory counts at each fulfilment centre.

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Comprehensive oversight of the fulfilment process

Whether it’s searching for a specific order, tracking packages, or monitoring order volume, you can do it all from your ShipBob dashboard. Virtual inventory control and inventory reporting frees up time to work on other areas of your business.

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Why choose ShipBob for Washington order fulfilment

Ecommerce businesses typically turn to fulfilment companies just to remove the burden of fulfilment. ShipBob aims to do much more than that. We help our clients offer a better customer experience, which translates into more sales and faster growth.

Ship from multiple fulfilment centres

The ability to ship from multiple fulfilment centres is a game-changer for small to mid-sized businesses that have a widespread customer base across the country. Now, you can offer faster shipping options to customers on the East Coast, the West Coast, the Midwest, or anywhere!

What can multiple fulfilment centres do for you? Body shaver brand BAKblade started shipping from 5 fulfilment centres after partnering with ShipBob, and they’ve since grown 291% in under 3 years!

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Get better shipping margins

It’s not just about speeding up delivery times; healthy shipping margins are also crucial to the long-term sustainability of your business. The shorter transit times that come with distributed inventory can lower inventory carrying costs significantly and make your shipping more cost-effective. One of our clients, luxury bath brand Bathorium, reduced shipping costs by 70% after partnering with ShipBob.

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Boost conversions

Customers factor delivery times into their purchases, and if the shipping options are too slow they might jump ship. That’s how speeding up delivery times can help you convert more sales. Here’s an example: Tutu brand iloveplum partnered with ShipBob and started offer 2-Day Express Shipping. Their average order value for qualifying orders subsequently increased by 97%, along with a 267% increase in overall sales in just under a year.

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ShipBob syncs with top ecommerce solutions

You’ve probably got a number of platforms and solutions covering various parts of your ecommerce business. Good news! ShipBob syncs with all the best ones, including:

Ecommerce platforms for a seamless connection to your stores:

Shipping platforms and couriers for the best rates:

Packaging solutions to design inserts and custom-branded packaging:

How to know when you’re ready to outsource fulfilment

There’s no one “right” time to hire a fulfilment company; a 3PL can benefit your business in numerous ways and in various phases of growth. Whether your bottleneck is the manpower available for ecommerce fulfilment, a lack of infrastructure, or simply a lack of desire to master fulfilment, a 3PL can help. Here are a few common problem scenarios that a 3PL can solve:

  • You are launching a new business and need to ship orders quickly (and don’t want to go down the self-fulfilment route).
  • Your business has grown steadily for years and you are having difficulty scaling fulfilment to keep up with order volume.
  • You want to make your fulfilment process more accurate and efficient.
  • Your warehouse is overpacked and disorganised, or your inventory counts don’t match.

Get in touch to learn how ShipBob can solve shipping and logistics for you.

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