Outsourcing fulfillment to a 3PL is a big decision, especially for ecommerce businesses that rely entirely on technology to receive and process their orders. It’s not just about the infrastructure, manpower, and resources required for warehousing inventory or picking and packing orders. You also need easy-to-use software that integrates with your ecommerce website and expedites your order fulfillment process.
This is what ShipBob’s Bethlehem fulfillment center can offer you: not just the warehouse and fulfillment team, but the technology to manage and oversee the entire process.
Once an order is placed on your store, ShipBob receives a notification for the fulfillment team, and the order is picked, packed, and shipped. Our technology finds you the best shipping rates and we get to work fast.
This enables rapid turnaround, faster deliveries, and reduced shipping costs — and these are just some of the benefits ShipBob’s clients get. Keep reading to find out more.
ShipBob’s order fulfillment services for Pennsylvania-based ecommerce businesses
ShipBob is a true full-stack fulfillment solution. All you have to do is sync your store with our platform and ship us your products, and everything else is taken care of. But, to us, full-stack fulfillment means more than that.
We give our customers a host of tools and features that can help you grow and make your business more efficient. Here’s a snapshot of what you get when you partner with ShipBob.
Take advantage of multiple fulfillment centers
ShipBob is a national operation with a network of fulfillment centers located in various regions across the US (including the Midwest, the East Coast, the West Coast, and the South). Partner with ShipBob and you can access not just our Bethlehem fulfillment warehouse, but any warehouse in our network.
Our technology routes orders to whichever of our fulfillment centers that is storing your products that is the closest to the customer who placed the order. This reduces the need to ship to higher shipping zones for your packages, resulting in cheaper rates and faster deliveries.
Manage your inventory
ShipBob’s platform has built-in inventory tracking and management technology that gives you comprehensive oversight and control of your inventory. Keep track of your inventory counts at each fulfillment center and set reorder points, so you never run out of stock.
Supervise the fulfillment process
ShipBob also provides complete transparency into the ecommerce fulfillment process. All order information is easily viewable and searchable from your ShipBob dashboard, so you can pinpoint an order at any part of the fulfillment process.
Choose your own packing materials
With ShipBob, you can use our free plain brown boxes and packing supplies available in standard sizes, or custom design your packaging to align perfectly with your brand.
Integrate seamlessly with your tech stack
ShipBob has built a world-class partner ecosystem, featuring the most prominent tech solutions covering each area of ecommerce: ecommerce platforms like Shopify, BigCommerce, and Amazon; shipping platforms Shipstation and Freightos: packaging solutions like Packlane.
Get custom data and analytics
You need to base your business decisions on solid data, and ShipBob’s platform provides insightful analytics that help you cut through the noise. Tasks like inventory forecasting and tracking purchasing trends are easier than ever with our platform.
Should I outsource fulfillment to a 3PL?
A technology-enabled 3PL like ShipBob can help solve numerous problems and benefit businesses in various stages of growth. For example, if any of the following sound familiar, it may be time to hire a 3PL:
- You are struggling to scale in-house fulfillment at the same pace that orders are increasing
- Your in-house fulfillment process is slow or error-prone
- You want to offer your customers better shipping options
- You are devoting too much time, manpower, and administrative resources to fulfillment
- You often run out of product and struggle to keep important inventory in stock
- You want a more accurate and reliable inventory management system