Kobe Fulfilment Solutions
Ready to serve more customers across Japan but don’t know where to start?
If you’re looking to launch into Kobe, Japan and other Japanese markets — you’ve come to the right place.
ShipBob is an international 3PL that takes the complexity out of cross-border shipping.
If you need support shipping to Japan from the US or anywhere else in the world, ShipBob can help!
Read on to learn about our international shipping and fulfilment capabilities.
As our customer base grows, so does our global reach. Having orders shipping internationally, ShipBob’s affordable rates solved our need for international fulfilment capabilities.
Co-Founder of FLEO
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Serve More Customers in Kobe, Japan
Japan is the third largest ecommerce market worth over $114 billion.
Expanding customer reach throughout Japan, including cities like Kobe, offer opportunity to generate more sales and increase brand visibility.
At ShipBob, we understand managing international orders can be stressful — you have to deal with additional paperwork, customs and import duties. And timelines are often delayed and take longer than customers are accustomed to.
But shipping orders to countries like Japan doesn’t have to be costly or time-consuming.
ShipBob takes care of all your fulfilment and global shipping needs — saving you time and money in the long run.
Go global with ShipBob
ShipBob is an international fulfilment 3PL that simplifies distribution, so you can save time and money while expanding your global reach.
70% of online shoppers purchase internationally, but so many brands still don’t have the capacity to serve international customers. But with ShipBob, you can expand globally without spending more time and resources on logistics operations.
ShipBob offers access to global fulfilment network, premium cloud shipping technology, and access to major carriers and discounted shipping rates.
ShipBob’s fulfilment team takes care of warehousing, picking and packing, and shipping. And we help optimise costs and transit times using automated shipping technology that searches the top mail carriers and finds the fastest and most cost-effective routes for each order.
Using the ShipBob dashboard, you can check real-time inventory counts at each fulfilment centre, set reorder points, view outstanding orders, track packages, and much more.
“I’ve also been fortunate to ship orders to customers from around the world. The process of shipping internationally to optimise 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
How ShipBob improves your fulfilment and logistics
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.
Improve your conversion rate
Not only was BAKblade able to scale internationally by partnering with ShipBob, but they find the predictable pricing structure to be helpful as well.
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.
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.
100% Coverage Across the Continental US
If you’re looking to expand into the United States, ShipBob has 2-Day Express Shipping that provides 100% coverage in the continental US from even just one fulfilment centre.
You can also distribute your inventory across ShipBob’s fulfilment centres across all regions of the United States. We leave it up to you to decide where you want us to store your inventory.
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.