Athens Fulfillment Solutions
The ecommerce market in Athens generates $3 billion from online shopping — and revenue continues to increase year after year.
Expanding into international markets like Greece — and major European cities like Athens — is a great way to expand your customer reach.
But international shipping comes with its challenges, including higher shipping costs and longer delivery times.
With ShipBob, you can conquer these challenges and expand into European cities like Athens with ease. Read on to learn how!
“When I first started looking at ShipBob, it sounded too good to be true with their international locations that could cover all my bases.”
Leonie Lynch, Founder & CEO of Juspy
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Sell More Across Europe with ShipBob
Rather than looking at international shipping and fulfillment as a hassle, you can look at it as an opportunity for growth. The faster you can get packages out the door and the more you can reduce shipping costs, the quicker your business will grow.
Along with a growing international fulfillment network, ShipBob offers expertise, best-in-class technology, and premium customer support to help you expand into new markets across the globe.
Choosing ShipBob as your international 3PL partner
ShipBob is an international 3PL that offers fulfillment solutions with locations in multiple countries, and is trusted by over 5,000 fast-growing ecommerce brands.
Keeping your inventory near where a bulk of your international customers are located reduces the time in transit, allowing for international orders to get to customers faster.
Every ShipBob fulfillment center is operated by the same warehouse management system and customer support team to provide the same level of world-class fulfillment, consistency, and transparency throughout our network.
“We had a distribution point in the UK in London, but anticipated that cross-border shipping issues would become more prevalent with Brexit pending, as we realized a good chunk of our customer base in the EU wouldn’t be able to as easily receive shipments from the UK, as it may be more expensive with longer shipping times.
We reached out to ShipBob, as we became more concerned with Brexit and wanted a fulfillment center in the European Union. Beyond taking care of all of our mainland European and Ireland orders, we quickly became very impressed by ShipBob’s transparency, simplicity, and intuitive dashboard.”
Harley Abrams, Operations Manager of SuperSpeed Golf, LLC
How ShipBob improves your fulfillment and logistics
Save on fulfillment costs
Coffee creamer brand Prymal joined ShipBob in 2019 and was quickly able to save $8,000 per month on fulfillment costs, while at the same time achieving 4x growth.
Improve your conversion rate
Not only was BAKblade able to scale internationally by partnering with ShipBob, but they found adding 2-Day Shipping increased their conversions as well.
Store, ship, and grow internationally
Sunglasses brand Ombraz distributed their inventory across 3 fulfillment centers in two different countries. This has allowed them to ship to 55 countries on seven continents.
With ShipBob’s network of fulfillment centers, you can strategically split your inventory across our locations to get your products from point A to point B more quickly and affordably. Storing inventory near your customers helps reduce the shipping zones and costs associated with shipping orders to faraway destinations.
Distributed inventory also helps you stay competitive by offering two-day shipping to your customers. When an order is placed, ShipBob’s algorithm automatically selects the warehouse and carrier that will give you the quickest turnaround at the best price. This strategy has helped our merchants bring 13% savings to their bottom line.
100% Coverage Across the Continental US
ShipBob’s 2-Day Express Shipping provides 100% coverage in the continental US from even just one fulfillment center.
You can distribute your inventory across ShipBob’s 15+ fulfillment centers within the United States, or just use one. We leave it up to you to decide where you want us to store your inventory. We’ll ship 2-Day express orders in 2 days regardless.
At ShipBob, we track your orders from A to Z. Filter orders by status, search for specific orders, see a quick timeline view of where your order is in the fulfillment process (e.g. when an order is picked, packed, or shipped), easily find shipping-related information (e.g., weights, dimensions, or carrier service), and get a quick snapshot of any orders that require action.
With order management software for your direct-to-consumer and wholesale shipments, you can manage subscriptions, make changes to your orders post-purchase, map your store’s shipping options to ShipBob, and automatically share tracking information with your customers.
Reporting and analytics
To provide you with visibility into our operations and performance, and also hold ourselves accountable, ShipBob’s free analytics tool is packed with charts to help you with everything from year-end reporting, to better supply chain decision-making.
Data can be a competitive advantage, and our reports show an analysis of which fulfillment centers you should stock, days of inventory left before you run out, impact of promotions on stock levels, each shipping method’s average cart value, shipping cost, and days in transit, your fulfillment cost per order, storage cost per unit, and much more.
End-to-end customer experience
We care about the customer experience as much as you and strive to be an extension of your team. From custom branded boxes to free plain packaging, ShipBob works with you to provide the unboxing experience you want. We also help you offer the fastest, most cost-effective shipping options to meet your customers’ expectations.
As soon as an order ships, tracking is pushed back to your store. We also offer return management services, allowing customers to generate return shipping labels and track returns, while getting your products processed and back into your available inventory as efficiently as possible.