When you think through kitchen appliances from 30 years ago, several that are in your kitchen today probably didn’t exist then. From NutriBullets and Keurig machines, to Berkey Water Filters and Instant Pots, new kitchen appliances are always popping up — and there is serious demand for them.
Another difference from 30 years ago is that an increasing number of these products are being purchased online. To bring these appliances into kitchens all over the world, these brands need a well thought out order fulfillment strategy.
What is kitchen appliance fulfillment?
Kitchen appliance fulfilment refers to picking, packing, and shipping orders for household appliances such as water filter systems, coffee makers and grinders, utensils, cutlery, blenders, toasters, and more. Companies that sell these products online must have the proper warehousing strategy with enough inventory on hand to send customers their orders in a timely fashion.
How ShipBob helps kitchen appliance ecommerce brands grow
Order filling is a time-consuming task that requires a significant amount of human resources, especially as you grow. Inventory management and ensuring order accuracy can also be quite challenging for companies that want to focus on growing, not just keeping up with demand.
In recent years, home cooking as a means of entertaining has become increasingly popular, and demand for small kitchen appliances has increased.
Fortunately, ShipBob will take all the stresses that come with order fulfillment off your hands. We’ll stock your products, help manage your inventory, and fulfill and ship your customer orders so you can focus on growing your business.
Challenges of kitchen appliance fulfilment
Retail fulfillment for kitchen appliances can be tricky to manage because of customer expectations and knowing how to safely get products delivered.
Accuracy of orders
Kitchen appliance ecommerce businesses have to ensure complete accuracy of orders. Otherwise, you’ll need to facilitate returns and refunds for your customers. This not only upsets customers, but is also quite costly due to all the extra shipping and time involved.
Nowadays, consumers are used to 2-day shipping, and they want to be kept in the loop about their order. So when a customer places an order online, they generally expect to receive notifications about the order’s status, as well as the option to track their order. 2-day shipping has become the new normal, and businesses that can’t keep up risk losing sales to faster competitors.
Choosing to work with a third-party logistics (3PL) partner like ShipBob can help you stay ahead of the game. Our proprietary software seamlessly integrates with your online stores other sales channels, to automatically send orders to us to be picked, packed, and shipped. ShipBob also provides order tracking features, advanced data and analytics, built-in inventory management software, and scalability across our global network.
Challenges of shipping kitchen appliances
Kitchen appliances are quite valuable, so It’s vital that they safely arrive at your customer’s doorstep. To make sure that the appliances arrive safely, the goods need to be packed in boxes of the proper dimensions and secured in place to protect the appliances while in transit.
Why ShipBob is a 3PL of choice for kitchen appliance brands
ShipBob’s order fulfillment process covers everything from warehousing and inventory management to shipping. We have a growing network of fulfillment centers that allows you split inventory to reduce shipping costs and transit times.
How ShipBob works
ShipBob is designed for small to medium-sized ecommerce businesses, and it’s easy to integrate your online store and other sales channels to our software. After connecting to ShipBob, you can monitor fulfillment operations from our central dashboard. While we manage the kitchen appliance fulfillment process for you, your business can focus more time on growth initiatives and attracting more customers.
How ShipBob helps kitchen appliance companies with fulfillment
ShipBob has helped plenty of kitchen-related brands with fulfillment to help them be more successful online.
Prymal offers several decadent creamer flavors as well as coffee products such as milk frothers, wooden measuring spoons, and more. In 2019, Prymal switched over to ShipBob as their new 3PL provider. Since then, the brand has grown by four times and has saved $8,000 a month on fulfillment costs.
“When I switched to ShipBob, it was game over! I could finally start growing my business. They made the move from my prior 3PL fast and easy, and I saw the benefits of working with them right away.”
Courtney Lee, founder of Prymal
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ShipBob is the 3PL partner that can take your kitchen appliance business to the next level. Request a quote below to learn more about how our team can handle fulfillment and help grow your ecommerce business.
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