Kentucky Ecommerce Fulfilment Services

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Direct-to-consumer brands have the opportunity to sell all over the United States and internationally. But when first starting out, ecommerce businesses often store their ecommerce inventory close to home, which makes it hard to expand customer reach and still offer fast, affordable shipping. 

The further your ecommerce inventory is from your customer base, the more shipping zones your packages must travel through. This can lead to higher shipping costs and longer transit times. The way to solve this problem is implementing a method called distributed inventory

Distributing your inventory simply means splitting inventory across multiple fulfilment centres in different regions across the US (based on where your customers live). This shortens last-mile delivery distance, which ultimately reduces shipping costs

ShipBob is a third-party logistics (3PL) company that offers a robust international fulfilment centre and the technology needed to optimise your fulfilment strategy. If you’re a Kentucky-based business, we have a location in Louisville, Kentucky, so you can store inventory close to home and expand into more locations as your business grows. 

“Other ecommerce companies who are approaching or are in an inflection point will benefit from ShipBob because they allow entrepreneurs, like myself, do what we do best — create, sell, and grow! I’m proud to be a ShipBob partner.

Looking back at our 2019 month-over-month numbers, there’s a big difference between the months I was with ShipBob and the months I was with my previous 3PL. A lot of entrepreneurs and companies underestimate the cost-savings and power of choosing your entire supply chain and partner network wisely. These choices will make or break your business.”

Courtney Lee, founder of Prymal

ShipBob’s fulfilment services for Kentucky-based ecommerce businesses

Want faster, more affordable shipping times, but don’t have the infrastructure, manpower, or expertise to make it happen? ShipBob has helped fast-growing Kentucky-based ecommerce brands achieve fast growth by offering their customers better shipping options. Here’s how it works: 

1. First, sync your store with ShipBob’s platform from your Onboarding Dashboard.

2. Next, you decide which fulfilment centre(s) you want to use and ship your products to them.

3. ShipBob is notified when orders are placed at your store, picking lists are generated automatically, and our pros pick, pack, and ship the order (with tracking info sent to the customer as well).

4. You and your customers get faster, more affordable shipping. 

Precise inventory tracking & control

One of the major challenges of order fulfilment is efficient warehousing and inventory control. Counting inventory by hand is time-consuming and prone to human error.

ShipBob’s technology makes it easy to track inventory with built-in inventory management software that allows you to track inventory in real-time, get demand forecasting insights, and set automatic reorder points

State-of-the-art integrations

Modern ecommerce stores are typically working between multiple platforms and various channels, so you’ll need a fulfilment solution that can fit seamlessly into your tech stack. 

ShipBob integrates with top ecommerce platforms, inventory and order management tools, marketing solutions, inventory accounting software, and much more to create an end-to-end ecommerce solution.

International fulfilment centres

Is your customer base spread across the United States? We operate fulfilment centres strategically located across the US, which makes it easy to distribute inventory while tracking inventory levels and orders from one single dashboard. 

ShipBob also offers fulfilment centres in international markets make it easy to launch into new, international markets. Furthermore, we offer expertise in international shipping and have helped countless ecommerce brands expand their fulfilment footprint across the globe. 

“When I found out ShipBob was expanding into both Canada and Europe, I knew we wanted to expand our physical footprint with them. This would offer us the ability to reduce taxes and tariffs that come with international shipping. Now, Canadian-based orders will see a large reduction in shipping costs.”

Nikolai Paloni, Co-Founder of Ombraz Sunglasses

ShipBob: the ultimate solution for Kentucky-based ecommerce stores

Shipping all your products from a single location in Kentucky will make it hard to offer affordable 2-day shipping via ground to more customers. ShipBob’s distributed inventory with a network of fulfilment centres and cutting-edge technology is the modern solution to meeting the demands of ecommerce consumers. 

Don’t spend time on fulfilment

Fulfilment is one of the most time-consuming tasks for an ecommerce company, and oftentimes founders end up pouring much of their energy into the ins and out of fulfilment, shipping, and logistics.

Partnering with ShipBob unburdens you of self-fulfillment tasks and allows you to focus on the stuff you care about most, like product development and customer relationships. 

One of our partners, sunglasses brand Rainbow OPTX, used to spend a whopping 20 hours per day just on pick/pack/ship. Outsourcing fulfilment to ShipBob saved them 120 weekly hours on fulfillment-related tasks, while they grew 115% at the same time. 

“It felt like all I did in the busy season was eat, sleep, and pack orders. It was my entire life. I even had 2 other people helping, each working 8 hours a day, 5-6 days a week. I had reached my limit. I had to make a transition in order to scale.”

Noel Churchill, Owner and CEO of Rainbow OPTX

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Pay less for shipping

Every ecommerce merchant is pressured to offer fast and affordable shipping options these days. But if your customers are spread all over the country and you’re only shipping from one Kentucky-based fulfilment centre, then you’ll end up overpaying for shipping.

Distributing your inventory with ShipBob allows you to pay less for each package. These are savings that can be passed along to the customer. Supplement company TB12 (founded by Tom Brady) partnered with ShipBob and cut shipping costs by 25% using 3 ShipBob fulfilment centres, and grew 75% in the process! 

“We need to deliver quickly and inexpensively. Since switching to ShipBob from our previous 3PL, our fulfilment cost on comparable orders went down by 25%.”

Michael Peters, VP of E-Commerce Operations at TB12

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Offer faster shipping options

With the option to distribute inventory across multiple fulfilment centre locations, more customers are able to benefit from 2-day shipping via ground at an affordable price.

“ShipBob has been a great ally as they have fulfilment centres all over the US, facilitating a 2-3 day delivery time for any customer in the US.”

Andrea Lisbona, Founder & CEO of Touchland

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Is your ecommerce business ready to outsource fulfilment?

As you grow and scale your business, fulfilment can become time-consuming and more challenging. ShipBob can take all fulfilment tasks off your hand, allowing you to grow your business faster.

“Other ecommerce companies who are approaching or are in an inflection point will benefit from ShipBob because they allow entrepreneurs, like myself, do what we do best — create, sell, and grow! I’m proud to be a ShipBob partner.”

Courtney Lee, founder of Prymal

Ready to partner with a 3PL? Click below to request a quote from ShipBob. A fulfilment expert will be in touch to discuss custom pricing and how ShipBob works.

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