ShipBob Fulfillment , 158 reviews
Ship Bob is a company that invested in square footage rather than technology. They are slow to handle situations and cannot be relied upon for any special services like kitting. I log at least 100 issues to their support team per month. They have no reliable options for international shipping. Their service providers take an average of 30 days for Europe even when it is not a holiday and expedited DDP is at least 2-3 weeks. They lost 150 domestic packages in one day this past year and as soon as we logged the claim, they found them (45 days later) and shipped them out so the customers received 2 orders. They took no responsibility for the loss since they say they found them. Signing with them has been a very expensive mistake.
RUN! RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN! I really do feel bad for you if you have already signed a contract with shipbob, this is the worst fulfillment center you will ever find. Hopefully you can find a way out before it's too late. I will say the company was not always this bad. 2 years ago Shipbob was smaller and they actually did a ton to care for their customers and they took pride in doing good work. Come to present day and they have been sitting on a container of our product for 6 days now and still haven't even stored it let alone shipped. We are literally begging for an update and all they do is send us links to their SLA. We get it, however, our agent promised us this was priority and turns out that was NOT the case. I guess this is what happens when you put profits over customer experience. Plus, its not just us look at all of the most recent reviews. To make matter worse their shipping rates are extremely expensive and they constantly lose product. NO JOKE, this year they lost an entire skew of ours and we had to tell our most important customer than none of his 17 clubs would get the product. He was blown away that a center could be so careless and he laughed at us when we said we used shipbob. He called them the " NIGHTMARE OF FULFILLMENT CENTERS" lol In closing I am writing this to all of the entrepreneurs out there considering shipbob as a partner. You have worked your butt off to get where you are, poured your heart into your brand, don't make the mistake of going with a company that will destroy your brand image. Go find a partner that will help your hard work pay off.
Hi Terra-Core team -- Thank you for the feedback, and I'm sorry this has been a frustrating experience. I did some investigation and found that the main reason for the extra 48 hour SLA policy is that you are sending Floor Loaded Containers, which take a bit more time and a lot more labor to unpack. If you were to send palletized containers, there would be no additional time required to unpack.
I know your products are large, so that may not be an option, but I'm sure there are ways to mitigate the impact of this. I've already pulled in Chetan, your dedicated account manager, to help figure out if we can accelerate any of the SLAs as a gesture of good faith.
Shopify Partner Manager
Shipbob has put our amazon account in jeopardy with a 16% late ship rate. Technical support is a carousel that goes nowhere. They have an online "chat" window, where the representative does basically nothing but open a support ticket - which go unanswered. Additionally, they sent boxes of assembly parts to a customer (who had no idea why he got these miscellaneous plastic rings). This led to us having to product to assemble, costing us revenue. Most importantly, just google "Shipbob" and "BBB" and read the number of Better Business Bureau horror stories about Shipbob. Or just look at reviews and see how horrific the stories are. The onboarding is very slick, they put a lot of energy into getting you on, but they can't get products out, nor do they offer technical support that is useful or helpful.
I worked with several fulfilment centers in my career and never had a worse experience than with ShipBob. Our company kept receiving complaints from DTC customers that were receiving products heavily stained, dented and damaged, covered in black dust that looked like soot. We placed a number of trial orders and had the same issue every single time, products arriving in horrible conditions. After asking ShipBob multiple times for an explanation, product audit and resolution, we waited months and finally received appalling pictures that showed our expensive products "stored" in haphazard mounds on top of each other in filthy boxes on the floor. It was evident from the pictures that many units were stained, dented, broken, leaked. We requested a report of damaged vs salable units and a credit for the damages. After over three months, we still have received no answers on the counts and were told that all of our damages are due to a mysterious "manufacturing defect" and Ship Bob is refusing to cover for any of it. These are thousands upon thousands of dollars of loss plus DTC customers being lost due to the poor experience. Further to this, the customer service is absolutely useless for any matter beyond the simplest things and will just provide pointless "cut and paste" answers that do not resolve your issues. I absolutely DO NOT recommend this company to anyone who values their business and brand equity. I wish I could attach the horrible pictures for everyone to see.
If Zero starts was possible i will give it. Unless you are interested in ruining your business i will deeply suggest that you don't use shipbob. I read all the bad reviews online and still ignored it. Please don't be like me. Shipbob as completely ruined my business and left me with a chain of angry customers. For a whole month, all my international orders where shipped and automatically returned to sender. This is terrible because international shipping with shipbob costs a fortune. How can a business survive this. Let me explain how terrible this is. i spend $20 plus on ship an order that cost $60 including shipping fee. Shipbob ships the item unsuccessfully and then charge me $20 to return the item and now wants to charge me another $20 to reship the item. So basically i have lost $60 for every international order i got. That almost a $6000 dollar loss because this happened with close to 100 orders in one month. My terrible experience with shipbob has sent me into terrible depression. It has been the worst experience of my life. My paypal account and stripe is ruined because of multiple disputes due to lost packages and undelivered items. Please do not use shipbob, they will ruin your life and the business you've worked so hard to build.
DO NOT go with Shipbob. Several hidden fees that they were not transparent about before coming onboard. If you're an apparel brand or any brand with several SKUs (i.e. size/color combinations), their warehousing costs are astronomical. They are 6X the price of my previous warehouse and cost more than rent for an entire house in the area. I'm moving my inventory ASAP and deeply regret the headache and money its costs me moving to Shipbob.
Avoid ShipBob at all Costs. 1) We shipped to 2 of their warehouses, they lost all of the inventory in 1 of the warehouses and then took THREE months to find it. 2) They say they can ship in your custom shipping box. They can't. No matter what they say they can't. They mailed our customers our product in a generic box and inside that generic box they put our custom box unfolded... as if the customer had ordered an empty box. 3) Their customer service is absolutely unable to help with anything -- all of these errors they create are your problem to resolve. ShipBob customer service will tell you they are "working on it" or "sent it to the team that can resolve it". Nothing will happen and this will / has been going on for FOUR months. Literally. An entire season. As a small business owner time is everything. And ShipBob seems to have no respect for that and worse yet they are unable to do the very thing they advertise: fulfill your orders. Go somewhere else and hire literally any other fulfillment service and save yourself months of headache and frustration.
Hey Ktchn team -- I'm so sorry to hear about this experience and I've followed up with Taylor, Sam and the rest of the support team that has been handling your products. We're confident we could work through your initial operational issues together, but respect your decision to part ways. We always strive to make things right even when operational errors occur, so please let us know if we can help further.
SHIPBOB Australia B2C Fulfilment ex Altona Warehouse - Absolute HORROR!
We used shipbob for just under 6 months via WIX and Shopify Store. Originally attracted by what appears a solid and streamlined Tech Platform with experienced fulfilment providers for reasonable and transparent cost.
Having experienced shipbob for months we offer our strong warning to store operators. Every Warehouse receiving order was either lost for 7 days and took a further 7-14 days until the stock was listed in inventory for dispatch. On one occasion the warehouse told the delivery contractor they will not accept anything via Shipbob which was the indication for us to make an urgent move.
As to the actual picking and shipping of our orders their service appeared efficient and good (but our customers did not take kindly to excessive delays with receiving of good into the FC). We had countless email communication with the support team who seem to be the go-between melbourne warehouse and US operations team. Once they ran out of excuses they just started to ignore us which made it a nightmare for us as we had no information to give our customers. In general terms we would say Shipbob will be unlikely to survive in Australia and they present a real danger to any business that makes the mistake top rely on them. And in the end we lost many orders because of them and scored the anger of many customers whilst Shipbob did not feel the need to compensate us even with a dollar.
I used shipbob for 3 months. Worst experience ever, They could not handle simple requests, it took over a week to get any quality response back. They have not been fulfilling orders for 2 weeks for us but are still charging us for fulfilling those orders. You could not pay me enough to use them again. They are not a good partner for your store and not good at the one thing they are supposed to do.
After several years we are ending our relationship with Shipbob. They have overcharged us multiple times to the tune of thousands of dollars. Most recently, we submitted a work order to remove our few remaining items so we could close out our account. After paying for that work order, they "found" two cases of our most popular product of which we'd been sold out of for months. We relisted the item on our website and sold all but two units just in case there were any lost/damaged orders. We then submitted a disposal request for the warehouse to dispose of the two remaining 3.4 fl oz tubes of moisturizer so we could close our account. This should only cost a few dollars. Instead, Shipbob charged us $500 to dispose of two skincare products that fit in the palm of your hand. We raised the issue with Shipbob and weeks later we are still awaiting the refund...
Nick + Team, I'm really sorry to hear this and thank you for this feedback. As you probably know, I recently connected with our customer support team to ensure you got a refund for any mistaken charges on your removal order.