Perfume, fragrances, and scents fulfillment
From body sprays to luxury perfumes, selling fragrances online is a great market to launch into. There is so much opportunity to create a fresh fragrance brand that offers a unique scent, beautiful packaging, and caters to a niche audience.
But fulfilling and shipping perfumes, fragrances, and scents comes with its own set of challenges. That’s why many fast-growing fragrance brands partner with ShipBob, a best-in-class 3PL, to take care of all-things ecommerce fulfillment.
Logistics is something you never think about until it stops working, and we’ve never come to that point with ShipBob. Everything just works. We are super happy with ShipBob and very impressed by how well they’ve pumped out our large volume of orders.
CEO of Dossier
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What is perfumes, fragrances, and scents product fulfillment?
Perfumes, fragrances, and scents fulfillment involves the process of picking, packing, and shipping orders, including items such as body sprays, luxury perfumes, body lotions, and more.
Challenges of perfumes, fragrances, and scents fulfillment
There are several challenges to fulfilling perfumes, fragrances, and scents. Here is an overview of them, and how ShipBob helps eliminate these challenges during the fulfillment process.
Security and inventory control
ShipBob boasts advanced security and simplifies inventory control. ShipBob’s spacious warehouses are guarded round-the-clock, and we keep them well-organized, maintained, and secure. Through the ShipBob dashboard, you can track inventory from all fulfillment center locations utilized in real time.
Custom branded packaging
Many 3PL providers use their own packaging for shipping your perfumes, fragrances, and scents. At ShipBob, you have the option to choose between our standard packaging, or we can use your branded custom packaging, including boxes, mailers, and inserts with your branding to generate brand awareness for your company and enhance the unboxing experience.
Challenges of shipping perfumes, fragrances, and scents products
Due to fragile packaging and hazardous ingredients, shipping perfumes, fragrances, and scents can be a complex process. Here is an overview of how ShipBob eliminates the complexity of shipping perfume products.
Shipping HAZMAT products
Some perfumes and fragrances are considered a HAZMAT product that poses as a shipping and handling risk. It depends on the amount of alcohol used in the product, which can make the item flammable. Shipping hazardous materials found in perfumes and fragrances can be a complex and expensive process. Because there are so many rules and regulations required, make sure you have all the right paperwork and research completed before you attempt shipping.
At ShipBob, we work with ecommerce businesses to store their inventory safely and take proper steps to pack and ship fragile items to avoid breakage during the last-mile delivery process. Our fulfillment centers offer specialized services, and our warehousing experts are trained on your brand so you won’t have to worry about products being damaged.
Learn more about how we manage the fulfillment of HAZMAT items.
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.
Visibility into 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.
Track inventory in real time
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.
“We have a Shopify store but do not use Shopify to track inventory. In terms of tracking inventory, we use ShipBob for everything — to be able to track each bottle of perfume, what we have left, and what we’ve shipped, while getting a lot more information on each order.”
Ines Guien, Vice President of Operations at Dossier
Getting started with ShipBob is easy
ShipBob makes it easy to outsource fulfillment. ShipBob offers direct integration with leading ecommerce platforms, including Shopify, WooCommerce, BigCommerce, Squarespace, Wix, and Square.
Once you connect your store with ShipBob’s technology, you can choose which fulfillment center locations across the US to store inventory in. Once we receive and store your inventory, orders placed on your online store will automatically be sent to ShipBob to be picked, packed, and shipped.
You can track the entire fulfillment process from the ShipBob’s dashboard, and you can view inventory levels and order status all in real time.