British Columbia Ecommerce Fulfillment Services

Fulfill orders with international 3PL ShipBob, who has locations in Canada (in BC and beyond), as well as the EU, UK, Australia, and the United States.

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One common problem that many ecommerce merchants face is that they store all of their ecommerce inventory in one place, but ship to customers all over the United States. This typically results in elevated shipping rates because packages must travel through multiple shipping zones. Higher shipping costs and longer delivery times can ultimately lower conversion rates and average order value (AOV). 

This problem is compounded if merchants are trying to ship internationally but don’t know how to navigate the complexities of customs, import duties, and launching into new markets. Even US-based companies shipping to Canadian provinces like British Columbia are at a disadvantage if their domestic competitors can offer far lower shipping rates and faster last-mile deliveries.

ShipBob is a third-party logistics (3PL) company that can solve this problem for you. We offer a robust fulfillment infrastructure across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia.

With ShipBob, merchants can take advantage of distributed inventory and choose which fulfillment center location to store inventory in, based on where customers are located. 

If you want to reach customers in British Columbia without paying high shipping rates, just use our Canadian fulfillment center and each package won’t have to go through customs. You can simply bulk ship inventory to the fulfillment center, and Canadian orders will be automatically shipped from there. That means lower shipping costs and faster deliveries for your customers. 

“As we expand our online presence into Canada, we knew we needed a trusted fulfillment partner with a physical presence in Canada. 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.”

Marc Fontanetta, Director of Operations at BAKblade

ShipBob fulfillment services in British Columbia

ShipBob makes onboarding easy in Canada. Here’s how it works:

  • First, sync your online store with our dashboard and ship your inventory to one or more fulfillment centers.
  • Once an order is placed at your store, ShipBob is notified automatically. 
  • Picking lists are generated at our fulfillment center, and our team of fulfillment experts pick, pack, and ship the order as specified.
  • Tracking info is sent to you and the customer. From the ShipBob dashboard, you can view inventory levels and order status in real-time. 

Optimize your shipping

With ShipBob’s network of fulfillment centers in Canada, the US, Europe, and Australia, you can easily extend your shipping reach and optimize shipping. Our proprietary technology searches the top mail carriers for the best rates and delivery routes, so you get more efficient shipping without lifting a finger. 

Supervise orders

Although ShipBob takes time-consuming fulfillment tasks off your plate, you still maintain control with the ability to view the entire order fulfillment process from your ShipBob dashboard. Easily search for orders, check order status, track packages, and view daily order volume. 

Secure warehousing and inventory control

At ShipBob, our fulfillment centers use our proprietary warehouse management system, so you will know where your products are stored at all times. You can search orders by tracking number, order destination, the number of items it contains, filter by sales channel, fulfillment center location, and view fulfillment performance. 

Our technology also helps to make inventory control much easier by allowing you to manage your inventory virtually, set reorder points, and add and remove SKUs with ease. 

“In addition to using their WMS in our own US facilities, we ended up storing inventory in ShipBob’s Canada location. Storing stock locally in ShipBob’s Canadian fulfillment center means that salons and other businesses that want to sell our product will see reduced duties, taxes, and fees associated with carrying our products.

While high tariffs discouraged these businesses from placing large B2B orders before, ShipBob’s solution makes international B2B (and DTC) sales affordable.”

Bethany Peterson, COO of FlutterHabit

Choosing ShipBob for your British Columbia order fulfillment

ShipBob partners with merchants looking to launch into new markets with international fulfillment expertise. With our support, technology, and distribution footprint across the globe, you can reach more customers easier than ever. 

Offer faster, more affordable shipping

Luxury bath brand Bathorium, based in Canada, needed a 3PL with a strong US presence, so they partnered with ShipBob. They were able to reduce shipping costs, expedite transit times, and increase conversions.

“Our greatest barrier was how expensive it was to ship from Canada, costing about 50% of our average order value. We spent anywhere from $18 to $25 for a one-pound shipment, and it would take a minimum of 7-10 business days to reach the destination. Since working with ShipBob, we’ve seen a 70% reduction in shipping costs.”

Greg MacDonald, CEO & founder of Bathorium

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Make international shipping effortless

Dealing with the ins and outs of international shipping can be a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be. Once you outsource fulfillment to ShipBob and bulk ship your inventory to our Canadian fulfillment center, you can easily serve more Canadian customers.

Sunglasses company Ombraz started using two ShipBob fulfillment centers in the US and Canada and now ship to 55 countries on 7 continents. We handle the details of ecommerce fulfillment, and they reap the benefits of an international customer base. 

“We are all about the entire customer experience, so international shipping is very important to us. We ship to 55 different countries and all 50 states. When I found out ShipBob was expanding into both Canada and Europe, I knew we wanted to expand our physical footprint with them.”

Nikolai Paloni, Co-Founder of Ombraz Sunglasses

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When is it the right time to hire a third-party logistics provider?

If you operate a US-based warehouse and are curious about shipping to Canada (or vice versa), you should first investigate where traffic from your online store is coming from. That way, you can get a rough idea of how much business you are missing out on by not shipping to Canada from the US

There are several ways a 3PL can help you grow your business faster. If any of the following situations sound familiar to you, it might be time to consider partnering with ShipBob. 

  • Your shipping is too expensive and you are losing business as a result. 
  • You spend too much time on administrative tasks related to fulfillment.
  • You want a more professional and efficient fulfillment process.
  • You want to ship to customers in British Columbia, but you don’t want to deal with the headaches and costs of international fulfillment. 

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