Educational Product Fulfillment Services
With more educational institutions adapting to new ways in teach (i.e., class via Zoom!) — parents and educators are now shopping online more than ever to find information and educational products to support these changes.
Whether you cater to levels K to 12 or universities, selling educational publishing items online provides a lot of opportunity to support the education industry.
But in order to get in front of the right audience — you need a strong fulfillment strategy to support your brand.
ShipBob can help.
ShipBob is a best-in-class global fulfillment provider with premium technology. With ShipBob, you can expand your brand without being tied down in day-to-day operations.
Read on to learn how ShipBob can help you expand your educational publishing brand.
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What is educational supplies and materials fulfillment?
Education equipment, school and teaching supplies, and publishing fulfillment services involves the picking, packing, and shipping process of educational books and other media for direct-to-consumer and educational institutions.
Products fulfilled include:
- Textbooks and workbooks
- Classroom supplies
- Art supplies
- Notebooks, pens, and pencils
- Educational posters
- Awards and recognition products
- And more
The educational product and materials market online continues to grow as more educators and parents are adapting to remote or hybrid learning. Fulfillment experts like ShipBob can help ensure educational products are delivered safely and on time.
ShipBob’s education distribution services
ShipBob takes care of the entire order fulfillment process for you, so you can save time, money, and headaches. Here’s an overview of ShipBob’s proven fulfillment process.
As you enter into new channels, ShipBob can help you manage both B2C and B2B orders and provide full visibility into the fulfillment process all from one dashboard. You can learn more about our B2B process here.
Get a glimpse inside one of our fulfillment centers:
Step 1: Receiving
Once you fill out a Warehouse Receiving Order (WRO), which includes an overview of what we’re receiving, you can ship your inventory to one or more of our fulfillment centers to be stored.
By distributing your inventory across out network, you can enable affordable, 2-day shipping for customers by reducing the amount of shipping zones a package must travel through to reach its destination.
Each SKU has a separate dedicated storage location, either on a shelf, in a bin, or on a pallet.
Step 2: Picking and packing
As soon as an order is placed on your online store, ShipBob automatically receives the order and it is assigned to a warehouse picking team or a picker. Our picking team receives a picking list of the items, quantities, and storage locations at the facility to collect the ordered products from their respective locations.
ShipBob also offers subscription or recurring order capabilities, so you can offer a reliable subscription service for your customers.
Step 3: Shipping
ShipBob offers volume shipping discounts from major carriers such as FedEx, DHL, USPS, and UPS.
Last-mile delivery is one of the most expensive parts of the fulfillment process, so shipping discounts can save your business lots of money in the long run.
How ShipBob works
Partnering with ShipBob as your 3PL is easy. We offer fast onboarding, direct integrations with leading ecommerce platforms, and inventory and order management tools to provide transparency into the entire fulfillment and shipping process.
Here’s an overview:
Sync your store with ShipBob
ShipBob makes syncing your online store simple with direct integrations with leading ecommerce platforms, including Shopify, BigCommerce, Wix, Squarespace, WooCommerce, and Square Online.
Visibility into the fulfillment process
Maintain end-to-end control of the fulfillment process from your ShipBob dashboard. Search for orders, monitor order status, and track packages as they ship to customers.
Track inventory in real time
Once your store is connected to ShipBob’s dashboard, you get a number of valuable inventory management tools at your disposal. View inventory levels in real-time, set reorder points, keep a safety stock, and distribute your inventory strategically so you always have product in the right place at the right time.
Read on to learn more about how ShipBob works.