Startup Fulfilment Services by ShipBob

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Startup fulfilment services provide effective ecommerce fulfilment and inventory management, including the storing, picking, packing, and shipping of items sold online.

Unlike established businesses, young and growing merchants typically require third-party fulfilment logistics providers that are flexible and can scale with them. Startups that ramp up production quickly need a fulfilment centre that will both cater to their needs in the beginning and also expand with them as they grow.

ShipBob works with merchants of all sizes that enjoy their transparent, cost-effective order fulfilment services. ShipBob only charges for three things: when products are sent to their warehouses, the amount of time products are stored, and each time they are shipped out to customers.

Everything else ShipBob offers – from software to packing supplies – are free of charge. It’s time to stop paying for hidden pack fees, setup fees, and unloading fees.

ShipBob believes that startup fulfilment services should be accessible and available to online merchants of every size. They’ve built their business model to help small and growing companies compete with national retailers by simplifying ecommerce shipping.

ShipBob’s order fulfilment services for small businesses and startups

ShipBob offers unparalleled order fulfilment services to startups and small businesses looking to grow including a Growth Plan for merchants shipping 0-400 orders per month. Here are some of the fulfilment services offered to startups looking to grow.

“Our experience with ShipBob has been outstanding thus far. I went through ShipBob’s Growth Plan program for startups, which made it easy to outsource fulfilment from the start.

I remember being a little frustrated at first when I didn’t have anyone to talk to, but I followed the steps outlined and everything was automated, from setting up my store, to sending product, to fulfilling orders. Plus, I could always reach out to ShipBob’s support team for help.

Josh Hollings, Founder & CEO of Drop FX

2-day shipping

Customers expect fast shipping, no matter where they live in the US. You can offer your customers affordable, quick 2 day shipping , just like the retail giants.

Distributed inventory

ShipBob has several warehouses strategically located in major metro areas in all corners of the US. There is plenty of space for you to scale aggressively. At the same time, you can take advantage of faster deliveries and lower shipping costs by storing your products closer to your customers.

Ecommerce returns

Returns are a crucial part of the fulfilment process, and ShipBob offers a streamlined returns management process. They will quickly process and reintegrate your products back into your supply chain with options to restock, dispose of, or quarantine items.

Easy onboarding

Skip the weeks and months that other fulfilment centres take to onboard new customers. You can be up and running in as little as 15 minutes with ShipBob.

Bulk discounted shipping rates (without the bulk)

Even when you’re just starting out, you can take advantage of the major discounted shipping rates ShipBob has negotiated with UPS, USPS, FedEx, and DHL.

Free, fully integrated software

ShipBob’s cloud-based software is free, easy to use, and fully integrated with all the major online shopping platforms, including Shopify, BigCommerce, Amazon, eBay, and much more.

Free white label service

Startups need to build their brand and make a name for themselves. The unboxing experience is a crucial part of the brand experience. That’s why ShipBob offers free white label service. You can use your own custom branded boxes. ShipBob’s name won’t appear on the box outside of the shipping label.

Free packing supplies

ShipBob offer free plain brown boxes and packing supplies. You won’t be nickel and dimed for the essentials.

World-class services

ShipBob wants to support fellow entrepreneurs and see startups succeed. ShipBob is a fulfilment company that will be there for you by your side, as a partner.

The best startup and small business fulfilment provider

ShipBob is designed and built to work with businesses of every size. From small business shipping to corporate fulfilment, they have the support and prices to cater to small and growing companies, as well as the experience and size to turn around high volumes of product quickly. ShipBob is a partner that will be there for you at any stage of your business, getting your products from customer’s shopping carts to their front doors.

Why startups choose ShipBob over other 3PLs

ShipBob’s Growth Plan caters to startups of all sizes, and we support them through their growth journey.

ShipBob offers the fulfilment infrastructure, technology, and best-in-class support you need to get your business up and running and worry less about fulfilment and logistics. Here is what some of our customers have to say.

Pot D’Huile: CBD-infused oils and hot sauces

Pot d’Huile sells CBD-infused olive oil, hot sauce, and chili oil to world-renowned chefs and home cooks. As they grew, they knew their self-fulfilment process wasn’t sustainable. After doing research on several 3PLs, they chose ShipBob because of its user-friendly technology.

With ShipBob, Pot d’Huile is able to worry less about time-consuming logistics tasks while having full visibility to the orders coming in.

“ShipBob’s platform is easy to use and navigate, the interface is intuitive, and the analytics are very clearly laid out. I give ShipBob’s technology a 9/10. Getting our WooCommerce shop integrated with ShipBob was easy, and it’s been fantastic to have; we had no problem with it.”

Yannick Crespo, Co-Founder & President of Pot d’Huile

SubSubmarine: An independent music label

SubSubmarine is an Australian-based independent music label with an online store that sells cassettes, vinyl, and merchandise. SubSubmarine partnered with ShipBob to simplify cross-border shipping and to offer competitive shipping rates for US-based orders.

After contacting a few 3PLs, they learned that many 3PLs are not conducive to startups, as they have minimums just to have an account, with fee after fee (“$50 for this, $50 for that”).

Once it all adds up, it comes out to be $250 a month just for running costs (excluding storage, shipping, and more). However, ShipBob was the only 3PL that had a startup program that allows them to outsource fulfilment without worrying about monthly order minimums.

“I found ShipBob’s self-onboarding Growth Plan program to be straightforward and the user interface is really easy. The instructions on how to get started with ShipBob are step-by-step. Whenever I got stuck, I just emailed ShipBob’s support team, and they came back with screenshots or fixed the issue for me.”

Lee Nania, Founder of SubSubmarine

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