Gaming Fulfillment Services
From board games to video games, gaming brands are making a huge splash in the ecommerce industry. But to stay competitive, DTC gaming brands need a fulfillment strategy that can help meet customer expectations.
That’s where ShipBob comes. ShipBob is a best-in-class ecommerce fulfillment provider that offers everything you need to store, fulfill, and ship customer orders so you can meet demand and successfully grow your business.
Working with ShipBob has allowed us to focus on the important parts of running our business and lets someone else take care of the shipping.
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What is gaming fulfillment?
Gaming fulfillment involves the storage of a variety of games, from board games to video games. Whether items are packaged in cardboard or plastic, gaming items are often delicate and require safe, reliable warehousing, picking and packing, and shipping.
How ShipBob helps you grow your gaming online store
ShipBob partners with entertainment businesses to optimize their supply chain and take time-consuming logistics tasks off their plate. By outsourcing fulfillment to ShipBob, you can focus on more important tasks, rather than spending all your time and money on logistics operations. Here are few benefits of partnering with ShipBob.
With ShipBob, ecommerce business owners can spend less time and money on inbound and outbound logistics, knowing that inventory warehousing management is being taken care of. We provide the warehouse infrastructure needed, including worldwide locations, technology, and expertise. Once we receive your inventory, we follow standard processes to optimize storage to help save you on costs.
Inventory management and forecasting
It’s important to have a system in place to track inventory to prevent stockouts. ShipBob offers built-in inventory management and inventory forecasting tools to help you keep track of your inventory and make better decision. Using the ShipBob dashboard, you can closely track inventory levels at each location, identify slow-moving inventory, set reorder notification points to, and much more.
ShipBob is a leading fulfillment provider that operates distribution centers across the globe. You have the option to split inventory across fulfillment centers based on where customers are located. For instance, if an order comes in from Canada and you have inventory stored in our Canadian warehouse, we will fulfill and ship the order from there — no passing through customs required.
Advanced data and analytics
ShipBob’s analytics and reporting tool can help you make better inventory management decisions. By connecting our merchant dashboard to our technology, we’re able to provide you with insights into fulfillment performance, how we’re hitting our SLAs, visibility into order status and inventory counts, and much more. You can track inventory movement in real time, including when inventory is being received, stowed or put away, picked, packed, and shipped with the carrier, which gives you full visibility into the entire process.
How ShipBob works
Partnering with ShipBob is easy. We offer gaming businesses 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, and Square Online.
Track orders throughout 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.
Manage inventory virtually
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.
Get started with ShipBob
If you want to grow your gaming business sustainably, you need a 3PL you can trust. ShipBob offers everything you need to affordably outsource logistics and get back to what’s most important: improving customer loyalty, increasing profits, and offering exceptional products. Once you connect your store with ShipBob’s technology, you can ship inventory to one or more of our fulfillment center locations.
Once orders are placed on your online store, we’ll take care of picking, packing and shipping orders on your behalf. Read on to learn the benefits of partnering with ShipBob.
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.
Go Global Easily
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.
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.