Yokohama Fulfilment Solutions
Japan is the third largest ecommerce market worth over $114 billion.
With that much opportunity for growth, serving customers in Japanese cities like Yokohama can easily generate more sales for your business.
But shipping to Japan from the US or anywhere else in the world can be challenging and costly, which holds online brands back from growing their business.
ShipBob, a tech-enabled international 3PL, can help you simplify the cross-border shipping process so you can sell more across the globe.
Read on to learn more!
By distributing our inventory across these countries and regions, all of our customers are able to get their orders much faster while paying reasonable domestic shipping rates.We want to continue to spread our brand internationally and are glad that more of our customer base can get better shipping rates and delivery times. We’re still a small operation, but with ShipBob we can be a more global company.
Head of Operations at Black Claw LLC
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Serve More Customers in Yokohama, Japan
Shipping orders from outside of Japan to Tokyo requires a robust shipping strategy.
Without taking the time to compare carrier services and rates, you’ll end up spending too much time and money on shipping.
ShipBob can help take the complexity out of shipping to Japan by taking care of all your global shipping needs while saving time and reducing costs.
We partner with major carriers and negotiate discounted rates to pass on to you and your customers. Once you choose which fulfilment centre locations to store inventory in, our best-in-class cloud shipping technology and fulfilment team take it from there!
Serve customers across the world with ShipBob
70% of online shoppers purchase internationally.
The problem is international shipping is much more complicated than domestic shipping:
- Delivery times are longer
- Calculating shipping rates and more complex
- Managing additional paperwork is a headache
If you run an ecommerce business and want better international shipping capabilities but can’t quite do it yourself, ShipBob can help.
ShipBob is a best-in-class international fulfilment provider that can help you serve customers across the world.
From there, our technology searches the top mail carriers and finds the fastest and most cost-effective routes, so you get the best routes for each package.
ShipBob handles all the details of order fulfilment, and we also provide full transparency into the entire fulfilment process.
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.
“ShipBob also provides tracking, even for international orders, and helps with overseas customs. Through ShipBob, I can use DHL and other services to help meet customers halfway.”
Lee Nania, Founder of SubSubmarine
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.
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.