Ecommerce fulfillment companies process orders for online merchants by picking, packing, and shipping products to customers. Ecommerce fulfillment companies allow online merchants to outsource the entire order fulfillment process.
Outsourcing to an ecommerce fulfillment company
Here are signs that it might be time for your business to outsource fulfillment:
- Too busy to fulfill all of the orders coming in
- Running out of storage space for inventory
- Shipping out a large volume of product at once, such as a Kickstarter reward
- Hoping to reduce the amount of time staff spend on administrative tasks
- Wanting to offer customers faster shipping at a decent price
- Making a lot of picking and packing mistakes, causing orders to arrive wrong or damaged
ShipBob is designed to eliminate the logistical headache of processing and fulfilling hundreds or thousands of orders at a time. Clients that work with an ecommerce fulfillment company like ShipBob can outsource an entire arm of their operations from warehouse management and maintaining heavy equipment to hiring and training fulfillment employees.
Merchants that choose an ecommerce fulfillment company can eliminate the busy work and focus back to the reason they went into business. Company employees no longer need to spend hours on administrative tasks.
Benefits of ShipBob
Here are some of the benefits of outsourcing order fulfillment to an ecommerce fulfillment company.
Reduce capital and operating expenditures
When choosing an ecommerce fulfillment company like ShipBob, you don’t need to lease warehouse space, buy or maintain heavy equipment, or even purchase separate fulfillment software. You will also avoid the expense and liability of hiring fulfillment employees who will operate in a warehouse with complex machinery..
Fulfilling orders is a time-intensive process, which increases exponentially as you sell more products and units. Outsourcing this work to the experts who are trained and set up to handle this volume frees up your employees’ workload, saving time and reassigning resources to higher value-add work.
Receive bulk shipping discounts
ShipBob works with the four major U.S. carriers on such a large scale that they have been able to negotiate bulk discounts, available for all clients. Whether you’re shipping 100 or 100,000 products a month, you’ll spend significantly less on shipping costs. Additionally, you can improve your service offerings with guaranteed two-day shipping within the continental U.S.
Learn more about the benefits of working with ShipBob by filling out the form below for a free quote.