ShipBob provides access to many fulfillment centers across the US to help reduce shipping costs and reach your customers faster.
To help get a better understanding of which fulfillment centers you will benefit from, please leverage ShipBob’s Analytics tool for insights on how to best distribute your inventory. The map and distribution section of this tool will allow you to see specific locations your customers are shipping to and recommend the best fulfillment centers to ship from to lower your shipping costs and time in transit.
Requesting access to additional fulfillment centers
Use the locations page to view the current ShipBob fulfillment centers that are enabled on your account and request access to additional facilities that have yet to be enabled.
Sending your inventory to multiple fulfillment centers
You can send inventory directly to the locations enabled on your account from your manufacturer. This will allow for strategic placement of products and save costs on transferring inventory once landing at one of our fulfillment centers. To get this started, you will need to create a WRO (Warehouse Receiving Order) for each location you will be sending inventory to. Once the WROs have been created, please schedule delivery appointments to the respective locations to allow us to plan and make sure we have the workforce needed to inbound your inventory.
Transferring inventory across ShipBob’s fulfillment network
You can also initiate an inventory transfer from one location to another location in our network.
How to create an inventory transfer?
Select between parcel shipping or freight depending on the size of the transfer. You will need to select between prepaid labels or have ShipBob purchase labels to begin the shipping process. ShipBob’s recommended provider to transfer inventory is FedEx Freight. If you arrange your own freight, you can select FedEx Freight or your own freight carrier.
Please create a WRO for the location that will be receiving the order and attach the WRO labels as an attachment to the B2B order created. Please include any special instructions to the B2B order, which will be reviewed in our operations dashboard.
Please note: These transfers are subject to our standard shipping and receiving fees, and our standard service level agreements. Additional storage costs can be incurred by distributing inventory across ShipBob’s network.
Transferring Inventory to a Non-US FC
ShipBob has fulfillment centers strategically located in Canada, Ireland, and UK, to help expand your brand globally. Before transferring inventory or shipping your goods to these locations, we recommend you account for taxes, import duties, and tariffs. To get more information about our global fulfillment center locations, please reach out to our fulfillment experts at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Team can help answer questions regarding transferring inventory internally from one of ShipBob’s US fulfillment centers to a non-US ShipBob facility or directly from your manufacturer.