ShipBob Software

3.91 / 5 (87)

Our advisors have recommended this product 4 times in the last 30 days

About ShipBob

ShipBob brings next-day and 2-day shipping and logistics to fast-growing e-commerce brands through distributed fulfillment centers, and their inventory management and order management software.

With fulfillment centers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, and Philadelphia, ShipBob is strategically located near your customers to provide cost-effective, fast shipping options. With the ShipBob solution, you'll have full transparency of your operations, plus integrations to Shopify, BigCommerce, WooCommerce, Magento, and more.

This full-stack fulfillment solution provides the software to manage, track, and control your e-commerce business, and does the actual fulfillment as well.


Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

87 Reviews of ShipBob

Average User Ratings

Overall

3.91 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.5

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(48)

48

4 stars

(17)

17

3 stars

(3)

3

2 stars

(4)

4

1 stars

(15)

15

Likelihood to Recommend

Not likely

Very likely

Showing 1 - 5 of 87 results

May 2019

Anastasia from Kula Cloth™

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Sporting Goods

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2019

Changed my life!

Before I transitioned to ShipBob, my label printer was an electronic leash. I even took it on vacations to fulfill orders. My entire life revolved around my (sometimes multiple) trips to the post office. I was really nervous to transition to a 3rd party fulfillment center, but I knew that what I was doing was A) no longer sustainable and B) preventing my business from growing. The ShipBob employees were friendly, personable and reassuring. They walked me through the process, which was incredibly simple and they eased my fears about sending all of my inventory away. The first week that ShipBob was implemented was LIFE CHANGING for me. I saw orders coming in, and I no longer felt the desire to rush back to my office to fulfill orders. I enjoyed time doing things with my husband and mom who was in town visiting. I WENT BACKPACKING AND GOT PAID without frantically driving back to ship envelopes. I re-discovered the freedom that comes from being an OWNER not an OPERATOR. If you are considering ShipBob, please do not hesitate or procrastinate it as long as I did. I will change your life and allow you to focus on the BIG PICTURE things for your business. In the past few weeks, my sales have SKYROCKETED. I truly believe that this is a direct result of letting go of the minutia and shifting my energy towards thinking about the future of my business. My business is now in a place where it will thrive and grow WITHOUT me preventing its success by grasping at straws.

Pros

Very very easy to use and intuitive. Seamlessly integrated with my Shopify store!

Cons

I honestly can't think of anything that I don't like.

September 2019

Jazmen from JSCULPT FITNESS

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Consumer Goods

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2019

Overall Thoughts About ShipBob Experience

I have been in partnership with ShipBob for 2 years now. Overall my experience has been a positive one. There have been hiccups throughout the years but what I appreciate about ShipBob the most is that they’re always willing to correct any mishaps.

Pros

User friendly software. Customer support is reliable & transparent.

Cons

Sometimes the response is slow with loading pages.

Response from ShipBob

Replied September 2019

Jaz, thanks so much for taking the time to visit with us in person and leave this review. Keep up the success!

June 2020

Ryan from rmdy

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Consumer Goods

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

1.0

June 2020

DO NOT USE!! SURPRISE "FEES" EVERYWHERE! Run away while you can...

TERRIBLE. HIDDEN FEES! Do your diligence - ask any founder that is using (or more likely had used) this service. They have no public phone number to contact. They charge you fees without notifications. They want you to mess up small things so they make money on fees. I feel like they all used to work at a rental car agency, they're so good at getting you to pay for things that you did not think were in the plan.

Pros

All the surprise fees! If you loved being charged for things without them reminding you or making an effort to really notify you, then boy is this the service for you! I also love how they sneakily word things in their SLAs. For example, lets say you want them to process inventory. You think they have to do it in 5 days, right, since thats what they said. FALSE! They get to do it whenever they please since the wording in the SLA says "5 business days once the WRO moved to "Arrived" status." Want to guess who gets to decide its "arrived" in status (even though it could have physically arrived much sooner). Thats right, ShipBob! My story: we got set up with ShipBob. We didnt do a full implementation, since our inventory was arriving over the next month or two. We send over the first bit of inventory, and I was happy. Then, a month later, I notice they were charging me $50 a day for not having the right label on it. Is it somewhere in their long list of requests from you? Yes. Did they make a real effort to notify me? ABSOLUTELY NOT! This is a "hidden" fees business parading as a 3PL. Hey ShipBob in case you're reading this (unlikely given how much you care about customers)- you likely know exactly who I am based on this review. You're already doing many things on the last day of the SLA (based on your tricky definitions that likely would confuse many) so I know you cant do any worse! I'm switching anyway and trying to help other founders avoid you.

Cons

This is a "hidden" fees business parading as a 3PL. If you are in doubt - please try to get in touch with their customer service. THERE IS NO PUBLIC PHONE NUMBER. I guess that should have been red flag #1. They'll eventually give you one if you ask. FUN ACTIVITY: Try calling that number. In my experience they dont pick up when you need them. I saw they were going to send out a few wrong packages so I called them DURING BUSINESS HOURS. Voicemail - ok cool I thought they'll get to it soon. False. I literally left a message saying that they were sending out the wrong packages, and that they need to stop them. I get a call back sometime in the middle of the next day.

Reasons for Choosing ShipBob

Because I am an idiot, and their sales pitch fails to paint a picture of the reality. RUN AWAY FROM SHIPBOB.

July 2020

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

3.0

July 2020

If you are considering Shipbob, don't

Pros

East of use, fast integration, 4 warehouses conveniently spread across the USA.

Cons

I have been a happy customer of ShipBob with a number of referrals sent their way over the year that I've been with them, but ShipBob has made to me seriously reconsider my opinion about them... Although their customer support is nice to speak to, they have gone from a channel to provide suggestions to warehouse ops (issue escalation option is non-existent) to powerless robots making repetitive promises that things will be handled "soon". Two weeks down and soon is yet to happen. Customer response times have gone from a few hours to one-three business days. Even when you get a response, it rarely gives you a way forward. Check-in emails asking about the same issue a few days in a row are now just being ignored. Also, don't be fooled by SLAs. Lately, ShipBob has started creating Warehouse Receiving Tickets on our company's behalf moving incoming stock from an earlier ticket to a later one to comply with their 6 business day processing SLAs. Our latest shipments are 10 business days into processing with no news, but they are still marked as Green/within the SLA, because new ticket means new deadlines. The above is happening while ShipBob is declaring new reduced SLAs as things are coming back to normal. If you are looking for a long term partner to support your needs, carry one. ShipBob is not the place to stop.

Response from ShipBob

Replied July 2020

Hi there, we set out to build a 5-star product for all customers, so we take this feedback very seriously. Can you please provide your name and contact information, so we can connect on this ASAP? Thanks!

August 2019

Louisa from codeSpark

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: E-Learning

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2019

Great platform for those starting with fulfillment

Shipbob was a great and budget-friendly resource for my company's needs. We needed a fulfillment center that was easy to work with and didn't have too many requirements around how to package items for shipping. Shipping rates are fair and support is always willing to audit our orders for any discrepancies. I only have positive things to say about Shipbob and recommend them for any company who's looking for a fulfillment center.

Pros

The dashboard is easy to use. Customer service is great and answers all of my questions quickly.

Cons

Order and product pages load slowly. I've had issues with posters getting damaged in shipping.

Reasons for Choosing ShipBob

They were willing to work with companies with lower monthly ship rates and didn't have any complicated packaging requirements when shipping items to them.