The range of shipping options that you offer customers plays a huge role in determining how much customers spend, or whether they’ll make a purchase at all. The cheaper and faster the shipping options, the more customers will buy. But you can’t just offer same-, next-, and two-day shipping at a loss.
That’s why you need a fulfillment provider that can bring down fulfillment costs and speed up delivery times — this is where ShipBob excels.
Instead of using one fulfillment center in Seattle, store your products across ShipBob’s national network of fulfillment centers. Distributed inventory allows you to ship each order from a fulfillment center close to the customer, instead of always shipping cross-country from Seattle. The result is shorter transit times and distances, improved margins, and a better customer experience.
Hear from a customer
“ShipBob has fulfillment centers all over the US so we’re not limited to shipping from one location. Even though we’re located near their fulfillment center in NYC, it’s actually more advantageous for us to ship from elsewhere. After analyzing our order history, we realized if we kept shipping only from New York, it would be expensive to ship to the west coast.”
Ryan Casas, COO of iloveplum
How it works
ShipBob offers full-stack fulfillment: warehousing, shipping, inventory management, and more. All you have to do is connect your store to ShipBob’s technology and send us your products. We store your products at our fulfillment centers, and when an order is placed on your store, we are automatically notified. The order is picked, packed, and shipped to the customer and ecommerce order tracking info is pushed back.
You get comprehensive oversight of the whole process from your ShipBob dashboard, and our reps are always there to answer any questions.
Order fulfillment services for Seattle-based ecommerce
ShipBob gets products into your customer’s hands fast and keeps you in the loop throughout the entire ecommerce fulfillment process. Lower your inventory carrying costs by letting the fulfillment professionals handle everything. Our technology, infrastructure, and innovative distributed inventory model makes us a true modern 3PL.
Manage your inventory virtually
ShipBob makes keeping track of inventory simple. You can view inventory counts at each fulfillment center and use reorder point formulas, so you’ll never run out of stock. Each order will generate an automatic picking list and your order fulfillment process will begin right away.
Offer fast delivery like two-day shipping
Storing your products in multiple fulfillment centers broadens your reach and brings down shipping costs. This allows you to offer your customers the fastest shipping at the best prices.
Get actionable data
ShipBob generates detailed reports and analytics that provide valuable insight on your customers and business. Forecast inventory, analyze purchasing trends, and improve the efficiency of your supply chain.
What ShipBob can do for your Seattle ecommerce business
With ShipBob, you no longer have to worry about the fulfillment logistics of getting packages to your customers’ doors. You can scale fulfillment while offering cheaper, faster shipping that will keep customers coming back.
Improve shipping margins
ShipBob reduces shipping costs by providing bulk discounted rates and access to multiple fulfillment centers. This reduces the number of shipping zones your packages must ship to. Luxury bath brand Bathorium partnered with ShipBob and reduced shipping costs by 70%, which allowed them to double their growth in the US market.
Convert more sales
If you offer customers cheaper, faster shipping options, then you’ll close more sales. Men’s body shaver BAKblade started using ShipBob’s 2-Day Express Shipping and saw their orders spike immediately by offering delivery that appeals to customers. Throughout their three-year partnership with ShipBob, BAKblade has grown 391%.
Most ecommerce businesses struggle to keep up with order fulfillment as they scale. Natural deodorant company PiperWai had to rapidly scale fulfillment as their order volume soared after an appearance on Shark Tank. ShipBob optimized PiperWai’s shipping and integrated with their ecommerce platform and used their customer packaging to accommodate 6,000% growth.
Integrate with best-in-class solutions
Take a look at some of ShipBob’s top integrations and partnerships.
ShipBob is integrated with all the major ecommerce platforms: Shopify, Amazon, Ebay, WooCommerce, BigCommerce, and more. Connecting ShipBob to your existing platform is quick and easy, completed in a few steps.
Our partnerships with shipping platforms like ShipStation and Freightos — in addition to working with major carriers like USPS, UPS, FedEx, and DHL — lets you optimize your shipping for better rates and faster deliveries.
Easily fulfill backer rewards through Indiegogo and Kickstarter, even using Launchboom or Backerkit to manage contacts.
Custom design your customers’ unboxing experience with branded inserts, mailers, boxes, and poly mailers from ShipBob partners Arka, Lumi, and noissue.
How to know when you’re ready to outsource order fulfillment
Ecommerce businesses that just acquired their first customers can fulfill orders in-house, but this becomes unsustainable as your business grows. If you see any of the following signs, then your business may be ready for a 3PL:
- You are struggling to keep up with increased order volume
- You are devoting too much time and resources to fulfillment
- You want to offer your customers more shipping options
- You want to increase average order value and reduce cart abandonment
- You lack the desire, expertise, or resources to build your own distribution infrastructure