Educational Product Fulfilment Services
With more educational institutions adapting to new ways in teach (i.e., class via Zoom!) — parents and educators are now shopping online more than ever to find information and educational products to support these changes.
Whether you cater to levels K to 12 or universities, selling educational publishing items online provides a lot of opportunity to support the education industry.
But in order to get in front of the right audience — you need a strong fulfilment strategy to support your brand.
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 educational publishing brand.
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What is educational supplies and materials fulfilment?
Education equipment, school and teaching supplies, and publishing fulfilment services involves the picking, packing, and shipping process of educational books and other media for direct-to-consumer and educational institutions.
Products fulfiled include:
- Textbooks and workbooks
- Classroom supplies
- Art supplies
- Notebooks, pens, and pencils
- Educational posters
- Awards and recognition products
- And more
The educational product and materials market online continues to grow as more educators and parents are adapting to remote or hybrid learning. Fulfilment experts like ShipBob can help ensure educational products are delivered safely and on time.
ShipBob’s education distribution services
ShipBob takes care of the entire order fulfilment process for you, so you can save time, money, and headaches. Here’s an overview of ShipBob’s proven fulfilment process.
As you enter into new channels, ShipBob can help you manage both B2C and B2B orders and provide full visibility into the fulfilment process all from one dashboard. You can learn more about our B2B process here.
Get a glimpse inside one of our fulfilment centres:
Step 1: Receiving
Once you fill out a Warehouse Receiving Order (WRO), which includes an overview of what we’re receiving, you can ship your inventory to one or more of our fulfilment centres to be stored.
By distributing your inventory across out network, you can enable affordable, 2-day shipping for customers by reducing the amount of shipping zones a package must travel through to reach its destination.
Each SKU has a separate dedicated storage location, either on a shelf, in a bin, or on a pallet.
Step 2: Picking and packing
As soon as an order is placed on your online store, ShipBob automatically receives the order and it is assigned to a warehouse picking team or a picker. Our picking team receives a picking list of the items, quantities, and storage locations at the facility to collect the ordered products from their respective locations.
ShipBob also offers subscription or recurring order capabilities, so you can offer a reliable subscription service for your customers.
Step 3: Shipping
ShipBob offers volume shipping discounts from major carriers such as FedEx, DHL, USPS, and UPS.
Last-mile delivery is one of the most expensive parts of the fulfilment process, so shipping discounts can save your business lots of money in the long run.
How ShipBob works
Partnering 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.
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.