With the rising popularity of 2-day shipping, e-commerce stores must give shoppers a variety of shipping choices at checkout – including the fastest and cheapest options. An Arvato study found:
- 54% of shoppers have abandoned an order because delivery was too expensive
- 25% have entirely canceled an order because of slow delivery speeds
How ShipBob’s 2 Day Express Shipping Program works
Learn about this new guaranteed 2-day shipping option made possible by ShipBob’s integrated technology and network of fulfillment centers in the largest US cities.
Utilize smart technology
ShipBob and Shopify are seamlessly integrated as part of an end-to-end fulfillment solution. When a customer checks out on your Shopify store and enters their shipping destination, ShipBob dynamically verifies the delivery zip code and the inventory on-hand at each of our fulfillment centers to display the delivery option in real-time.
If the order qualifies for 2-Day Express, the new “2-Day Express” option will dynamically show up in real-time (as seen in the image of a Shopify cart below).
The 2-Day Express option adds a new shipping option to your checkout that is only displayed to customers with a shipping address within the areas of coverage. This integration requires no extra work for you to set up, while keeping you in control over the cost of the customer-facing 2-Day Express Shipping option.
Fulfill orders from different geographic regions
ShipBob owns and operates a network of fulfillment centers in Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Dallas to help you reach customers across the US more efficiently.
By storing your inventory in major cities, your products will be closer to the majority of customers and reduce the distance your packages will travel.
You can offer guaranteed 2-day shipping to your customers who live in the shaded zones around the fulfillment centers your inventory is in.
The map of the continental US below shows ShipBob’s guaranteed 2-day shipping coverage across all of its US-based fulfillment centers. The eligible zip codes are determined by ShipBob using its partner carrier networks.
Note: ShipBob has the same program available for same-day delivery called ShipBob Now.
Don’t take our word for it!
Hear from ShipBob customer, My Calm Blanket on the success they’ve had with the program:
“ShipBob’s 2-Day Express Program has been phenomenal for us. Because of Amazon, our customers expect 2-day shipping and we couldn’t find 3PLs that can provide that. If they do, you are going to pay a lot for it. Without ShipBob, it would cost more than $100 per order to ship that fast. With ShipBob’s 2-Day Express Program, we’ve seen an 18% reduction in cart abandonment.”
Founder of My Calm Blanket
The My Calm Blanket team has found that the cost of offering free 2-day shipping through ShipBob is more than covered and offset by all of the additional orders and revenue they’ve gotten as a result.
Here is more on why the 2-Day Express works and has been a winning combination for My Calm Blanket:
- They offer free shipping on all orders
- They advertise free shipping on a banner on their website
- They offer guaranteed free 2-day shipping for qualifying orders
- They split their inventory across all of ShipBob’s fulfillment centers
- They save a lot of money because their products are heavy and thus very expensive to ship as distance increases
Offering a low-cost expedited delivery option at checkout can help prevent shoppers from abandoning their cart. Providing guaranteed 2-day shipping helps ensure customers will have a positive delivery experience and encourage them to purchase from you again in the future.
If you have a Shopify store and are in need of a fulfillment provider, check out ShipBob today or hear from ShipBob customers on their success.