Multi-tenant Distribution Services
Multi-tenant distribution helps ecommerce businesses of all sizes cost-effectively store inventory and ship orders from local fulfillment locations.
ShipBob offers multi-tenant distribution solutions with a global network of distribution centers powered by a proprietary fulfillment platform.
ShipBob’s distribution network enables 2-day shipping solutions for thousands of ecommerce businesses. Read on to learn more!
For us, changing from a 3 week lead time to 3 days through ShipBob is what drove our sales. Having the stock locally in the US means that lead times and shipping times are minimal, and that you’ll get higher conversion rates because you’re offering better lead times.
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What is multi-tenant distribution?
Multi-tenant (or “multitenant” distribution refers to as warehouses or distribution centers that are placed in strategic locations and store inventory for multiple ecommerce businesses, small and large.
This type of distribution solution allows businesses of all sizes to store inventory in high demand areas, so orders can be shipped and delivered faster at an affordable cost.
ShipBob’s global distribution network
Thanks to ShipBob’s network of global fulfillment centers, you can keep your inventory closer to end customers.
ShipBob’s fulfillment platform gives merchants insight into their data in real time, so you can track inventory activity across fulfillment center locations.
“Utilizing ShipBob’s network of fulfillment centers allows us to lessen our carbon footprint as well. We’re currently storing inventory in some of ShipBob’s Southern California and Chicago facilities, which means that when we receive an order destined for someplace like New York, we don’t have to ship it from all the way across the country.
By shortening the transit distance, we get to shorten transit time and reduce the amount of pollution produced in the shipping process. Even in the final stages of fulfillment and last-mile delivery, ShipBob enables us to stay true to our mission!”
Juliana Brasil, Director of Operations at Food Huggers
Real-time inventory tracking
ShipBob’s proprietary fulfillment platform lets you manage, edit, and customize orders, track real-time stock levels from any location, and receive notifications when you need to reorder inventory — all at no extra cost for unlimited users.
Our analytic tool provides suggestions for how to optimize your inventory distribution based on historical data to reduce transit times and cut down on shipping costs.
“It’s fun to see orders shipping out instantaneously. I love how fast and efficient ShipBob is. Their shipping costs are very reasonable, and their platform makes fulfillment feel so easy.”Harley Abrams, Operations Manager of SuperSpeed Golf, LLC
2-day shipping solution
If you serve customers in the US, ShipBob provides 100% 2-day shipping coverage across the continental US — even if only one fulfillment center location is utilized.
This makes it easier to meet customer expectations around speed and convenience, and drive loyalty through reliable and fast shipping.
“Right from the jump, we opted to get our products into three ShipBob fulfillment centers across the US instead of one. This way, we would be able to decrease shipping times for more customers in different regions of the country. In the end, I want speed. I want customers to compare our delivery time to Amazon.”Dwight Lee, Co-founder and COO of Hero Cosmetics
With ShipBob’s network of fulfillment centers, 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.
100% Coverage Across the Continental US
If you’re looking to expand into the United States, ShipBob has 2-Day Express Shipping that provides 100% coverage in the continental US from even just one fulfillment center.
You can also distribute your inventory across ShipBob’s fulfillment centers across all regions of the United States. We leave it up to you to decide where you want us to store your inventory.
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 fulfillment 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.
At ShipBob, we empower merchants to manage their inventory with the right tools and guidance. It’s easy to view the status of inventory and quantity on hand across locations at any point in time, identify slow-moving inventory with high storage costs, and gain insights into the performance of units sold over time by channel.
Our inventory management software helps you set reminders to proactively replenish inventory with reorder notifications, bundle your products for promotions, make inventory transfer requests, and much more.
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 fulfillment centers 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 fulfillment 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.
How ShipBob improves your fulfillment and logistics
Save on fulfillment costs
Coffee creamer brand Prymal joined ShipBob in 2019 and was quickly able to save $8,000 per month on fulfillment 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 found adding 2-Day Shipping increased their conversions as well.
Store, ship, and grow internationally
Sunglasses brand Ombraz distributed their inventory across 3 fulfillment centers in two different countries. This has allowed them to ship to 55 countries on seven continents.