Affordable Fulfillment Services

It’s common for online brands to think outsourcing fulfillment to a 3PL is an additional cost, so they stick with in-house fulfillment.

In reality, a tech-enabled 3PL like ShipBob can turn your fulfillment strategy into a revenue driver.

With access to a growing international fulfillment network and best-in-class technology, you can hand logistics off to the experts without investing all your time and money into logistics operations.

Learn more about ShipBob’s affordable fulfillment services.

ShipBob pulls me out of having to deal with the physical labor side of the business, which allows me more time to focus on making and marketing music. It’s an automated flow that lets me spend less time on things that aren’t making money.

Lee Nania,

Founder of SubSubmarine

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Fast, affordable shipping, globally

Partnering with a 3PL that has fulfillment centers in across the world can be vital to making sure your customers’ expectations are met through affordable, timely shipping. If fulfillment centers are only located on a coast, or in rural locations, you won’t be able to create a truly strategic geographic footprint.

ShipBob can help you optimize your shipping with the ability to store inventory in multiple locations, so you can offer faster, affordable options for your customers.

“As we started to hit that first inflection point of growth, it became apparent we needed to look for a 3PL that could help us expand geographically in the US and also drive down shipping costs and expenses. Since switching to ShipBob from our previous 3PL, our fulfillment cost on comparable orders went down by 25%.”

Michael Peters, VP of E-Commerce Operations at TB12

Negotiated carrier rates

Since 3PLs partner with thousands of brands, they offer discounted shipping rates for their merchants.

ShipBob offers different combinations of standard and expedited shipping for both domestic and international destinations, and work with both major global carriers and even regional parcel carriers to optimize the last-mile delivery.

“When I was shipping orders myself, what I paid per order is the same price now to pick, pack, and ship orders through ShipBob. It’s even much cheaper to ship to certain countries, which used to take ages and often got lost with localized post here.

Now, I have very transparent pricing, and I can easily run and plan my business. I also like that I’m billed right away. My old carrier billed monthly, which would drain a huge sum of Euros from my account at once. My cash flow has improved.” 

Leonie Lynch, Founder & CEO of Juspy

Saves on time

Time is money. With ShipBob, you can delegate time-consuming tasks to the experts, so you and your team can focus on growing your business. You can still maintain control and make supply chain decisions with full visibility into operations from ShipBob’s dashboard.

“You should spend time doing what you do best, and fulfillment is an easy task to take off your plate. Plus, we really couldn’t do it ourselves. Our order volume has seen ebbs and flows, and ShipBob has fulfilled over 10,000 shipments per month for us.”

Gerard Ecker, Founder & CEO of Ocean & Co.

Transparent pricing

Many brands learn early on that there are hidden costs to self-fulfilling orders and managing a warehouse, and that partnering with a 3PL like ShipBob is a smart investment that can save you time and money. ShipBob provides clear, transparent pricing so there’s no surprises.

If you have unique needs, such as custom packaging, kitting and bundles, custom packing slips, etc., ShipBob can accommodate your business at an additional cost. Quotes are customized to fit each merchants individual needs.

“As we expand with B2B and B2C orders, ShipBob’s pricing structure remains simple without any add-on charges. With most 3PLs, you will see a lot of hidden fees when you do your homework. ShipBob doesn’t play games — the pricing is clear and easy to understand.”

Matt Dryfhout, Founder & CEO of BAKblade

Free data and analytics

ShipBob’s technology offers a free advanced data and analytics reporting tool. It offers visual data and deeper insights to help you with everything from year-end reporting, to better supply chain optimization and decision-making.

You can use the analytics reporting tool to allocate inventory accordingly, forecast demand, and track fulfillment and shipping performance.

“ShipBob’s advanced software helps us quickly understand shipping costs and how to improve shipping times and costs by being closer to where our customers are.”

Andrea Lisbona, Founder & CEO of Touchland

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Distributed inventory

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 fast 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.

Go Global Easily

ShipBob´s Shipping Program enables fast and cost effective delivery for all UK, European and Global destinations. Working with any of our ecommerce store integrations, you can reach your customers with the best local and international carrier options.

Whether you ship from one or multiple fulfilment centre locations, you can offer fast delivery options to all your customers. Our proprietary algorithm does all the hard work to give you the most cost effective and in-demand delivery options.

Order management

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.

Inventory management

At ShipBob, we empower merchants to manage their inventory with the right tools and guidance. It’s easy to view the status of inventory and quantity on hand across locations at any point in time, identify slow-moving inventory with high storage costs, and gain insights into the performance of units sold over time by channel.

Our inventory management software helps you set reminders to proactively replenish inventory with reorder notifications, bundle your products for promotions, make inventory transfer requests, and much more.

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.

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.

Learn more about Prymal’s 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.

Learn more about BAKblades’s growth

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.

Learn more about Ombraz’s growth