Cloud-based logistics platform ShipBob’s first fulfilment centre in Australia has officially opened for business.
The Melbourne facility is close to Tullamarine airport, allowing for easy access to the East coast.
The centre has been developed to help ecommerce businesses around the world by addressing expectations of fast and affordable shipping in the Australian market.
The location of the centre allows customers to ship domestically, reducing shipping costs and transit times.
The e-commerce platform has partnered with Australia Post, and says the majority of shipments arrive to customers in 1-3 business days.
Dhruv Saxena, CEO and co-founder of ShipBob, says the centre is based off customer’s feedback to expand their reach into Australia.
“Our mission is to democratise fulfilment for direct-to-consumer brands of all sizes around the world,” he says. “Like our entire fulfilment network, our Australian fulfilment centre will be held to the ShipBob promise of reliable, fast and inexpensive shipping with end-to-end transparency from one dashboard, managing all of our customers’ inventory, orders and sales channels.”
ShipBob customer, Zula Badral, Head of Operations at Karst, says the Australian business is excited to gain access to ShipBob’s fulfilment solutions in its home country.
“With physical distance, time zones and regulatory differences always playing a factor when expanding internationally, finding a trusted 3PL years ago was definitely not easy,” Zula says.
ShipBob also opened four new US fulfilment centres in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California to further increase capacity in the United States.
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