Arts, Craft, and Hobby Supply Fulfilment Services

Arts and crafts are making a major comeback!

The global arts, crafts, and hobbies industry is expected to reach $5701.3 million by 2026.

From sewing to baking, to painting to photography – direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands that cater to crafters and hobbyist have tremendous opportunity to take their brand global.

But launching into new international markets can be challenging.

The goods new is ShipBob can help.

ShipBob is a best-in-class global fulfilment provider with premium technology. With ShipBob, you can expand your brand without being tied down in day-to-day operations.

Read on to learn how ShipBob can help you expand your arts, crafts, and hobby brand.

ShipBob made us think about things that we hadn’t thought about ourselves. That partnership and being so willing and open to work with their customers has made working with ShipBob such a pleasure.

Jordan Rondel,

Co-owner of The Caker

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What is arts, crafts, and hobby supply fulfilment?

Order fulfilment for arts, crafts, and hobby supply requires extra attention. It often involves packaging products that might contain a variety of different items.

Some examples of arts, crafts, and hobby products include:

  • Baking kits
  • Paints and markers
  • Sewing materials like fabric, scissors, and needles
  • Craft machines
  • Supply organisers
  • Jewelry making materials
  • Holiday and seasonal DIY products

Online brands that offer arts, crafts, and hobby supply might have a specific ecommerce niche, or offer a variety of supplies for different projects, which might call for the need to manage multiple SKUs.

ShipBob’s fulfilment process

ShipBob takes care of the entire retail fulfilment process for you, so you can save time, money, and headaches.

ShipBob offers both direct-to-consumer fulfilment and B2B fulfilment. This way, you can cater to both audiences while keeping logistics operations under one network.

Since ShipBob’s entire international fulfilment network is powered by a premium fulfilment technology, you have the option to split inventory across locations. This allows you to provide a memorable customer experience by offering fast and affordable shipping, along with an exceptional unboxing experience with additional services like kitting, product bundling, and personal gift notes.

Offering fast shipping has been proven to significantly reduce cart abandonment and keep customers coming back for more.

Get a glimpse inside one of our fulfilment centres:

ShipBob’s fulfilment capabilities

Getting started with ShipBob as your 3PL is easy.

We offer fast onboarding, direct integrations with leading ecommerce platforms, and inventory and order management tools to provide transparency into the entire fulfilment and shipping process.

“Compared to other warehouses we’ve worked with, ShipBob processes orders so quickly to get them out the door faster.”

Harley Abrams, Operations Manager of SuperSpeed Golf, LLC

Here’s an overview:

Sync your store with ShipBob

ShipBob makes syncing your online store simple with direct integrations with leading ecommerce platforms, including Shopify, BigCommerce, Wix, Squarespace, WooCommerce, and Square Online.

Visibility into the fulfilment process

Maintain end-to-end control of the fulfilment process from your ShipBob dashboard. Search for orders, monitor order status, and track packages as they ship to customers.

Track inventory in real time

Once your store is connected to ShipBob’s dashboard, you get a number of valuable inventory management tools at your disposal. View inventory levels in real-time, set reorder points, keep a safety stock, and distribute your inventory strategically so you always have product in the right place at the right time.

Read on to learn more about how ShipBob works.

Distributed inventory

With ShipBob’s network of fulfilment centres, 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 fulfilment 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 fulfilment centres 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 fulfilment 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 fulfilment costs

Coffee creamer brand Prymal joined ShipBob in 2019 and was quickly able to save $8,000 per month on fulfilment 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 fulfilment centres in two different countries. This has allowed them to ship to 55 countries on seven continents.

Learn more about Ombraz’s growth