Logistics Solutions for Ecommerce Business Growth in 2021
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As an ecommerce business, managing fulfillment logistics can be extremely challenging. Between managing a warehouse, tracking inventory, responding to customers, and staying competitive in the industry, there’s no shortage of logistics tasks that will constantly take up your time, money, and energy.
That’s why many fast-growing ecommerce businesses choose to partner with a 3PL like ShipBob that offers logistics solutions. Read on to learn more.
What are logistics solutions?
Logistics solutions for ecommerce businesses consists of the management of the supply chain. This includes everything from storing inventory in a warehouse, to picking and packing services, to automated shipping and returns management.
Logistics solution partners help your ecommerce business scale faster
Also known as a 3PL, a logistics solution partner can help ecommerce business scale their business faster by taking time-consuming logistics off their plate. Here are the benefits of partnering with a logistics solutions partner.
1. Build strong relationships
A well-established 3PL has partnerships with major shipping carriers, leading ecommerce platforms, and ecommerce solutions to help you optimize your ecommerce supply chain, expand your tech stack, all while tracking inventory and orders from a single dashboard.
2. Reduce logistics costs
Rather than keep this fulfillment and shipping in-house and invest in a warehouse, you can save on logistics costs by partnering with a logistics solutions partner that offers a growing fulfillment network. This can help reduce costs such as rent, equipment, and labor.
3. Optimize supply chain workflows
3PLs are supply chain experts, which means they already know how to optimize your supply chain and are continuously implementing new technology to improve ecommerce supply chain processes. And unlike an on-demand warehousing company that just provides a technology platform to find warehouses that have excess space inside them, 3PL focuse solely on the supply chain
4. Tap into 3PL industry experience
Why ShipBob is the industry leader in logistics and fulfillment
ShipBob is a best-in-class fulfillment and logistics solution that has helped hundreds of direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands scale and shipped thousands of products all over the globe. We combine cutting-edge technology, deep industry knowledge, and a robust infrastructure to provide Amazon-level logistics to growing ecommerce businesses of all sizes.
1. Distribution across the country
ShipBob offers global fulfillment solutions with fulfillment locations across the globe. By splitting inventory across multiple fulfillment centers, your products will be closer to your end customers, which means two things: faster delivery times for them and reduced shipping costs for you.
ShipBob is a tech-enabled 3PL with proprietary technology that includes built-in inventory management tools, advanced data and analytics, and integrations with all of the major ecommerce platforms to help optimize your logistics strategy. If you’re looking for a more custom solutions, ShipBob offers Developer API to plug your existing tech stack into our technology.
3. Affordable shipping rates
With your inventory distributed and your shipping optimized by our technology, you can reap the rewards of more cost-effective shipping (and grow faster too). Many of our partners are able to significantly cut costs while at the same time increasing delivery speed.
One of our partners, TB12, a supplement company founded by Tom Brady, saved 25% on their shipping costs after joining with us, while simultaneously experiencing 75% growth.
“We need to deliver quickly and inexpensively. Since switching to ShipBob from our previous 3PL, our fulfillment cost on comparable orders went down by 25%.”
Michael Peters, VP of E-Commerce Operations at TB12
Get started with ShipBob, a third-party fulfillment provider
By choosing ShipBob as your third-party fulfillment provider, you’ll be able to save on costs, fulfill orders faster, and keep customers happy.
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Logistics Solutions FAQs
Logistics solutions can help online businesses grow faster. Here are some answers to common questions about logistics solutions providers.