Italy Ecommerce Fulfillment Services
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Ecommerce brands looking to launch into international markets like Italy have to deal with more obstacles than just serving local customers. First, there are a number of extra steps you need to take with international shipping, such as customs, import duties, and additional shipping rules and regulations to keep track of. Without any experience or expertise in these areas, navigating international fulfillment can be difficult.
Then, there’s the fact that you are asking your international customers to pay more in shipping but wait longer for their orders.
Fortunately, there’s a solution. You can outsource fulfillment to a US-based third-party logistics (3PL) company with a fulfillment center location in Europe. That way, you can bulk ship some of your inventory to our EU fulfillment center, and have it distributed from there.
ShipBob offers premium order fulfillment services, with a network of fulfillment centers across the globe, and a proprietary technology that optimizes fulfillment and shipping.
“As our customer base grows, so does our global reach. ShipBob’s affordable rates solved our need for international fulfillment capabilities.”
Carl Protsch, Co-Founder of FLEO
Ecommerce order fulfillment in Italy
ShipBob has a fulfillment center in Ireland, which makes it easier for our merchants to serve customers all over Europe, including Italy. Here’s how to get started.
- Easily sync your store with ShipBob’s technology
- Ship your inventory to one of our international fulfillment locations (based on where your customers are)
- Each order placed at your store is forwarded to us, and our fulfillment team picks, packs, and ships the order quickly
- You and the customer can view order status in real-time
Order and inventory management
Although ShipBob handles the entire fulfillment process for you, you still have full visibility into the order and inventory management process with built-in inventory management software. Whether you decide to store inventory in one or more of our fulfillment centers, you can view order status and inventory levels, add and remove SKUs, set reorder points, and much more all from one single dashboard.
Multiple fulfillment centers
ShipBob has several fulfillment centers located strategically in various regions across the globe. When you partner with us, you gain access to all of them. Using historical order data, you can decide which fulfillment center locations make the most sense for your business based on where your customers are.
Picking the best 3PL to fulfill Italy-based orders
If you’re looking to lower your fulfillment costs in the US while expanding into international markets at the same time, there’s no better partner than ShipBob. Few 3PLs have the international infrastructure, and our proprietary technology and distributed inventory method provides a competitive advantage for direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands.
Cost savings on fulfillment
Distributing your inventory and optimizing your shipping with ShipBob brings a number of benefits to both you and your customers. Since packages have fewer shipping zones to cross to reach their destination, you get lower shipping rates. Customers, in turn, get more affordable shipping and faster last-mile deliveries.
For example, one of our partners, supplement company Ample Foods, achieved 13% cost-savings to their bottom line after distributing their inventory with ShipBob. At the same time, they increased 2-day shipping ground coverage by 103% compared to their previous facility.
“From expanding into a second ShipBob fulfillment center, we are excited to be able to offer 65% of our customers with 2-day shipping, up from 32% by only having a single West Coast facility. Soon, this will be 100%. Not only is this better for our customers but we also gain a 13% savings to our bottom line.”
Pablo Gabatto, Business Operations Manager at Ample Foods
ShipBob has helped ecommerce companies ship all over the world. We take care of customs, import duties, and more, while you get the benefit of an international customer base. Sunglasses company Ombraz started with three ShipBob fulfillment centers in two countries in 2018, and we’ve since shipped their products to 55 countries on seven continents.
“I worked at Amazon for several years and was heavily involved in some of their supply chain and logistics business. When we initially embarked on this business journey, I had an understanding of what to look for in a fulfillment partner. ShipBob’s costs are great and fulfillment times are wonderful.”
Nikolai Paloni, Co-Founder of Ombraz Sunglasses
Room to grow
Fulfillment can take up your time and energy, which can hold you back from growing your business efficiently. Once your business reaches a certain level, it can be a challenge to keep up with fulfilling and shipping orders in house. ShipBob helps you optimize your supply chain by taking fulfillment off your plate.
Men’s body shaver BAKblade started shipping from five fulfillment centers after they partnered with us and grew 291% in just four years.
“From our history through the years with ShipBob, it was a no-brainer to expand into other markets with them, knowing that they have done their due diligence to meet the ShipBob standard.”
Matt Dryfhout, Founder & CEO of BAKblade
Is your business ready to outsource fulfillment to a 3PL?
Each ecommerce business grows at a different pace, and outsourcing fulfillment to a 3PL can be beneficial at various stages of growth. Although there is no “right” time to outsource to a 3PL, there are surefire signs that indicate self order fulfillment is holding your business back. Outsourcing to a 3PL allows you to scale rapidly and can solve numerous problems for your business including:
- Spending too much on shipping.
- Falling behind in picking, packing and shipping orders
- Devoting too much time to administrative tasks related to fulfillment.
- Lacking the expertise, technology, and infrastructure to expand into international markets.
- Outdated or inefficient inventory and order management processes.
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