Cosmetic & Beauty Products Fulfillment Services

By 2024, the global beauty market is predicted to reach $750 billion, up from $432.7 billion in 2016

There’s no doubt that cosmetics and beauty brands are on the rise and there’s opportunity across the globe. To meet customer demand, you will need a fulfillment strategy that will help you meet customer expectations, while reducing shipping costs and transit times.

This can be difficult to accomplish on your own, but luckily, a tech-enabled and international 3PL like ShipBob can help.

“ShipBob’s advanced software helps us quickly understand shipping costs and how to improve shipping times by being closer to where our customers are.”

Andrea Lisbona, Founder & CEO of Touchland

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What is cosmetics and makeup fulfillment?

Cosmetics and makeup fulfillment refers to the picking, packing, and shipping of beauty products, such as lipsticks, mascara, foundation, eyeliner, and more. Selling and shipping cosmetics and makeup online due to fragile items, lower shelf life, and different ingredients that might not be allowed in every country.

ShipBob’s order fulfillment process

ShipBob has partnered with a wide range of cosmetics and beauty brands to help optimize their order fulfillment process. Once we receive your inventory at one or more of our fulfillment center locations, it is then stored in our warehouse until items are ready to be fulfilled.

Once orders are placed on your online store, our fulfillment experts pick and pack items and ship orders as fast as possible. We partner with top shipping carriers and negotiate bulk shipping rates to pass the savings on to you and your customers.

“Utilizing ShipBob to get my time back meant that I could focus on all the other aspects of my business that actually drive sales, like marketing and product development. That’s a huge part of how I was able to build a six-figure revenue business within 11 months.”

Teri Miyahira, founder of Teri Miyahira Beauty

How ShipBob works

Partnering with ShipBob as your 3PL is easy. We offer fast onboarding, direct integrations with leading ecommerce platforms, and inventory and order management tools to provide transparency into the entire fulfillment and shipping process.

Here’s an overview:

Sync your store with ShipBob

ShipBob makes syncing your online store simple with direct integrations with leading ecommerce platforms, including Shopify, BigCommerce, Wix, Squarespace, and Square Online.

Track orders throughout the fulfillment process

Maintain end-to-end control of the fulfillment process from your ShipBob dashboard. Search for orders, monitor order status, and track packages as they ship to customers.

Manage inventory virtually

Once your store is connected to ShipBob’s dashboard, you get a number of valuable inventory management tools at your disposal. View inventory levels in real-time, set reorder points, keep a safety stock, and distribute your inventory strategically so you always have product in the right place at the right time.

Distributed inventory

With ShipBob’s network of fulfillment centers, 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 two-day shipping to your customers. When an order is placed, ShipBob’s algorithm automatically selects the warehouse and carrier that will give you the quickest turnaround at the best price. This strategy has helped our merchants bring 13% savings to their bottom line.

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100% Coverage Across the Continental US

ShipBob’s 2-Day Express Shipping provides 100% coverage in the continental US from even just one fulfillment center.

You can distribute your inventory across ShipBob’s 15+ fulfillment centers within the United States, or just use one.  We leave it up to you to decide where you want us to store your inventory.  We’ll ship 2-Day express orders in 2 days regardless.

Order management

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 fulfillment process (e.g. when an order is picked, packed, or shipped), easily find shipping-related information (e.g., weights, dimensions, or carrier 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.

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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 fulfillment centers 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 fulfillment cost per order, storage cost per unit, and much more.

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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.

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How ShipBob improves your fulfillment and logistics

Save on fulfillment costs

Coffee creamer brand Prymal joined ShipBob in 2019 and was quickly able to save $8,000 per month on fulfillment costs, while at the same time achieving 4x growth.

Learn more about Prymal’s 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.

Learn more about BAKblades’s growth

Store, ship, and grow internationally

Sunglasses brand Ombraz distributed their inventory across 3 fulfillment centers in two different countries. This has allowed them to ship to 55 countries on seven continents.

Learn more about Ombraz’s growth