Birkenhead Fulfilment Solutions
If you’re a Birkenhead-based business looking to serve customers more affordably, or you’re ready to serve more customers across the UK and even the globe — you’ve come to the right place!
The UK ecommerce market alone generates over 700 billion GPB in revenue. Imagine if you could affordably serve UK customers while also expanding into other markets such as the US, Canada, Australia, and more.
But shipping to and from the UK can come with its own set of challenges.
The good news is you don’t have to tackle international selling alone. ShipBob can help.
Read on to learn how ShipBob help brands sell more across the globe.
ShipBob has multiple fulfilment centres in the US, one in Canada, one in the EU, and one in the UK, and all locations filter back into one centralised warehouse management system. 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.
Head of Operations at Black Claw LLC
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Expand Across the UK with ShipBob
ShipBob is a best-in-class 3PL that offers a global fulfilment network, expertise, best-in-class technology, and premium customer support, so you can worry less about logistics and more on creating a great customer experience.
ShipBob’s UK fulfilment centre locations are powered by ShipBob’s proprietary and centralised warehouse management system, SLAs, and support team to provide the same level of world-class fulfilment and transparency across our network through our dashboard.
If you decide to store inventory in our UK-based location, you will only have to pay import duties once when bulk shipping products to our UK-based fulfilment centre location, rather than paying duties on each package.
Along with customs, duties, and becoming a non-resident importer, ShipBob will walk you through the process of sending freight to our UK fulfilment centre. We’ll work with your current carrier or freight partners, or you can leverage ShipBob’s relationships with cross-border freight shipping specialists.
Choose ShipBob for international shipping and fulfilment
When you outsource fulfilment to ShipBob, you can save time and money while improving your bottom line.
We offer an international fulfilment network, expertise, best-in-class technology, and premium customer support, so you can worry less about logistics and more on creating a great customer experience.
Unlike other 3PLs, ShipBob’s proprietary technology comes with built-in order and inventory management tools that makes it easy to track inventory in real-time, plus gather insights on fulfilment performance and shipping.
Once we receive your inventory, our team will manage the picking, packing, and shipping process for you. That way, you can save time and energy by focusing on more money-making initiatives, rather than on logistics operations. You can also grow into more fulfilment centres (in more countries) over time as you expand into new markets.
“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.
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.