Netherlands Ecommerce Fulfillment Services
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Most ecommerce businesses stick to shipping domestically because it’s simpler, cheaper, and more convenient to target potential customers closer to home. But one of the advantages of ecommerce is that you can reach customers all over the world.
Shipping across borders puts you at a disadvantage compared to domestic businesses because shipping costs are much higher and last-mile delivery are significantly longer. To add to the complexity of navigating international shipping, including customs and import duties, and you can see why many ecommerce businesses opt out of growing their business internationally. But what if you could access international markets by partnering with an international fulfillment partner?
ShipBob is a third-party logistics (3PL) company with a network of fulfillment centers across the globe. US-based businesses can ship to the Netherlands with ease (or vice versa). Not only does ShipBob handle all the ins and outs of order fulfillment, but you can bulk ship your inventory to our fulfillment centers and we’ll distribute from there, rather than having to ship each individual order across the Atlantic.
The result is that you can ship faster and cheaper to all your customers.
“I’ve also been fortunate to ship orders to customers from around the world. The process of shipping internationally to optimize costs has been easy. There’s no difference on my website for international shipping except adding tariff codes on products. Otherwise ShipBob handles everything for me. Best of all, the price that ShipBob charges to ship internationally is less than it costs for me to print a USPS label myself.”
Anastasia Allison, founder of Kula Cloth
3PL Services in the Netherlands
Shipping to the Netherlands is easy with ShipBob: we have a fulfillment center location in Europe and plenty of experience in navigating international fulfillment. Here’s how fulfillment with ShipBob works:
- Sync your store with our technology. This simple process can be completed from your ShipBob dashboard in just a few minutes.
- Then, ship your inventory to the optimal ShipBob fulfillment centers based on where your customers live.
- ShipBob handles everything from there, from the moment an order is placed to when the package is delivered to the customer’s door.
- Your customers get more affordable shipping rates, and you get happier customers without having to spend time on fulfillment.
Pick, pack, and ship
The process of preparing, packaging, and shipping an order is time-consuming. ShipBob takes the pick and pack fulfillment process off your hands entirely. Once we receive an order, picking lists are generated automatically at our fulfillment centers, and our fulfillment experts get the order out the door as fast as possible.
Distributing your inventory across multiple fulfillment centers is a great way to reduce shipping costs and speed up delivery times. Once you have an idea of where most of your customers live, you can choose the best ShipBob fulfillment center locations to store inventory. For businesses shipping to the Netherlands, bulk ship your inventory to our Ireland fulfillment center and we’ll take care of it from there.
Inventory control and management
ShipBob’s built-in inventory management software allows you to add and remove SKUs with ease, view inventory counts, and set reorder points. You no longer have to spend time digging around warehouses and manually tracking inventory. Inventory management tasks can be done through the dashboard, and you can view inventory levels and order status in real-time.
Why ShipBob is the best choice for fulfillment
The cost, quality, and speed of your fulfillment process is a critical factor in determining the customer experience. Optimizing your fulfillment process is a great way to improve customer satisfaction by offering faster, more affordable shipping options. And that’s not the only way more efficient fulfillment can benefit you.
Save on fulfillment
Fulfillment is often one of the biggest costs of running an ecommerce business, but ShipBob can optimize the fulfillment and shipping process to save you time and money. For example, coffee company Prymal partnered with ShipBob in 2019 and quickly started saving $8,000 per month on fulfillment costs, while at the same time growing 4x in just a year.
“Last July, Prymal reached $40,000 in revenue. After switching to ShipBob just four months later in November, we are reaching $160,000 a month in revenue — that’s 300% growth. We’re also saving $8,000 per month in fulfillment costs.”
Courtney Lee, founder of Prymal
Boost conversion rates
Expensive shipping costs can lead to cart abandonment. For this reason, reducing your shipping costs with ShipBob is a simple way to increase conversion rates.
Bathorium is a Canadian-based luxury bath brand that was looking to better serve US-based customers by offering affordable shipping. With ShipBob, they are able to scale their operations in the US and cut down on shipping costs significantly.
“We partnered with ShipBob to scale up operations in the United States. We’ve seen a reduction of 70% on shipping costs in the US, which helps keep conversions high.”
Greg MacDonald, CEO & Founder of Bathorium
Ship to all 7 continents with ease
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 expanded 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
When should I outsource fulfillment to a 3PL?
If you’re interested in expanding into international markets but don’t want to deal with the hassle of international fulfillment, then the “right” time to outsource is when you’re generating enough interest from customers overseas. A simple way to determine this: check your historical order data and see how much traffic your website is getting from countries like the Netherlands.
Outsourcing to a 3PL makes the most sense when you start to see a high volume of orders come through. Trying to keep up with a surge of orders in-house can hold you back from growing faster. Here are a few scenarios where you can benefit from outsourcing to a 3PL:
- Your order volume fluctuates seasonally and you struggle to keep up with orders at a certain time of year.
- You are spending too much time and money on fulfillment and want to focus on other aspects of your business.
- You are paying too much for international shipping and want more affordable rates.
- Your inventory counts are off and you want a more reliable inventory management solution.
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