Detroit Ecommerce Fulfillment & 3PL Services

Order fulfillment services for ecommerce brands.

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There are seemingly a million different components that go into ecommerce fulfillment. You need technology to receive and process orders, storage space, distribution infrastructure, and a team of professionals. That’s not to mention the expertise in managing logistical problems, working with mail carriers, dealing with returns or delays, and more. 

You can probably handle all of this in-house in the early stages of your business, but what about when orders start streaming in at a higher rate? That’s when many ecommerce businesses turn to a fulfillment company.

You might be considering outsourcing fulfillment to a local 3PL with a Detroit fulfillment center, but what if you could actually reduce shipping costs and speed up deliveries without a Detroit fulfillment center? This is what ShipBob can do for you.

ShipBob is a 3PL with a national network of fulfillment centers located in different regions across the US. Here’s how it works: let’s say a chunk of your customer base is in the Midwest and the rest are on the East Coast.

In that case, you can just split your inventory between our fulfillment centers in Pennsylvania and Chicago. When you ship orders from a location nearby your customers, your rates will improve and you can offer superior shipping options. 

Keep reading for a breakdown of all the things ShipBob can do for your ecommerce business.

Hear from a ShipBob customer

ShipBob has helped thousands of ecommerce businesses from all corners of the world. Learn why they choose ShipBob over other companies. 

“After a thorough search of companies that could give us something akin to Amazon and its delivery capabilities, we chose ShipBob. We place considerable expectations and pressure on shipping so we can get close to what Amazon does. With ShipBob, 100% of our orders are going out via 2-day shipping. We see that people are far more likely to order and keep ordering from us.”

Andrew Hardy, COO of Nature’s Ultra

Order fulfillment in Detroit

Setting up fulfillment with ShipBob starts with two simple steps:

     1. Sync your store with ShipBob’s platform.

     2. Ship your products to a ShipBob fulfillment center.

Once your store is linked and we have your products, here’s how we fulfill your orders:

  • When an order is placed at your store, ShipBob is notified and the fulfillment process begins.
  • The order is routed to the optimal fulfillment center storing your products, and our fulfillment professionals begin the picking, packing, and shipping processes. 
  • You can view each step and then tracking info is sent back to your customer so they stay in the loop. 

When you partner with ShipBob you get a wealth of powerful tools and features for optimizing your shipping and fulfillment. Here are a few examples. 

Free white label service and packing supplies

Other 3PLs frequently sneak in hidden charges for packing supplies, or plaster their own name on your packages. Not ShipBob. Packing materials are included in your initial ShipBob rate, and our name is only included on the shipping label, so you can use your own branded packaging.

Proprietary software and integrations

Ecommerce companies need cutting-edge fulfillment solutions more than almost any other business. ShipBob is a true modern 3PL that uses proprietary software to make your shipping more cost-effective, while also integrating seamlessly with your tech stack.

Real-time order management

ShipBob doesn’t just handle fulfillment for you, we make the entire process transparent so you can always access the order information you need. If your customers ever have an order-related question, you can easily search for the order and view all the relevant info.

What makes ShipBob the best fulfillment solution for Detroit-based ecommerce businesses?

ShipBob’s distributed inventory model gives us a distinct advantage over the competition. We have a track record of helping businesses improve critical performance metrics en route to faster growth. Here are a few examples.

Ship from multiple fulfillment centers

How does ShipBob bring down shipping costs and enable faster deliveries? With distributed inventory. Take advantage of multiple fulfillment centers and watch your margins improve and your growth accelerate. Men’s body shaved BAKblade started using five ShipBob fulfillment centers to optimize their shipping and has grown 261% since 2016

Enhance your shipping capacity and reach

With ShipBob’s infrastructure, you can ship to all corners of the US, and even the world. Media company Timbuktu Labs debuted their Rebel Girls book series to huge international crowdfunding success and needed a 3PL that could fulfill backer rewards across the globe.

They’ve since sold 3.5 million books, and ShipBob has fulfilled all of their backer rewards across 75 countries from three different Kickstarter campaigns, in addition to their US ecommerce orders. 

Improve KPIs

After partnering with ShipBob and reducing shipping rates, our partners often see improvements in a number of critical metrics. Tutu brand iloveplum saw a 97% increase in average order value once they started offering 2-Day Express Shipping, and weighted blanket company MyCalmBlanket reduced cart abandonment by 18%

How ShipBob integrates with your tech stack

ShipBob is integrated with many of the top solutions in ecommerce and works with all the other leaders in the ecommerce space. Here’s a selection of our partners: 

Ecommerce platforms:

Shipping carriers: 

Crowdfunding platforms:

Packaging solutions:

Is your Detroit-based ecommerce business ready for a 3PL?

There’s no one “right” time or circumstance for hiring a 3PL. Fulfillment companies can fix a number of problems for your business and help you in various different ways. Here are a few examples:

  • Not enough storage space? A 3PL enhance your warehousing capacity.
  • Are your inventory levels inaccurate? 3PLs can provide inventory management technology that makes keeping inventory tracking easy.
  • Spending too much time and resources on fulfillment? A 3PL takes all fulfillment-related tasks off your hands and frees up your energy and focus.
  • Are you overpaying for shipping? Rather than using a Detroit fulfillment warehouse, you can distribute your inventory and reduce costs with a 3PL.


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