Okinawa Fulfilment Solutions
Ready to tap into a $114 billion ecommerce market? Japan offers vast opportunity to expand your business globally.
If you’re looking to expand into Japanese markets like Okinawa — 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 offers best-in-class fulfilment solutions and global distribution network.
Read on to learn about our international shipping and fulfilment capabilities.
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.
founder of Kula Cloth
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Serve More Customers in Okinawa, Japan
But if you’re a global brand, you’d be missing out on opportunity if you didn’t serve Japanese customers.
Expanding customer reach throughout Japan, including cities like Hiroshima, offer opportunity to generate more sales and increase brand visibility.
At ShipBob, we understand international selling can be stressful — you have to deal with additional paperwork, customs and import duties.
And transit times are longer than customers are accustomed to.
To help you tap into the Japanese markets, ShipBob offers best-in-class global shipping capabilities — saving you time and money in the long run.
Spend less time on logistics with ShipBob
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 is an international fulfilment 3PL that simplifies distribution, so you can save time and money while expanding your global reach.
ShipBob’s fulfilment team takes care of warehousing, picking and packing, and shipping so you can spend more time on marketing, product development, and relationship building.
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.
“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.”
Carl Protsch, Co-Founder of FLEO
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.
Learn more about Prymal’s 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.
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
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.
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.