Comparing ShipBob and Airhouse? Go with the company that offers the flexibility and custom solutions your growing brand needs.
Don’t settle for a 3PL that will force your unique brand to fit a mold. Airhouse works with you to find the best, most cost-effective logistics solutions.
We understand that you’re not just outsourcing pick-and-pack and storage—you’re trying to take the heavy lifting of fulfillment off your plate. At Airhouse, we assign every customer a dedicated Account Manager who will proactively monitor operations, provide consultative support, and act as your warehouse ambassador.
Most warehouses represent two extremes. They're too rigid, with no tolerance for customization. Or they're too generic, reinventing the wheel every time they try to meet the unique needs of modern brands. Airhouse uses a network of pre-vetted, rigorously tested warehouses to meet a wide array of customer needs without forfeiting speed and efficiency.
Our warehouse network is flexible enough to support any growth strategy. Whether DTC or B2B, domestic or international, you can mix and match our services, warehouses, and support to meet your customers’ demands.
Your 3PL’s platform is mission control for all things fulfillment—so shouldn’t it be easy to use? Our software, built by Silicon Valley engineers, is central to the Airhouse model because we believe you should be able to control your operations without playing telephone.
When it comes to something as complex as fulfillment, reliable customer support is critical. ShipBob directs support questions to a ticketing system, so you’ll always have to talk to a new rep. Our customers have a direct line of contact with their Account Manager, so questions are answered by someone who knows your company inside and out.
Flat rates and all-in-one pricing look great on the surface because they’re simple and predictable; but if your logistics have any complexity at all, you’ll be missing out on a huge opportunity to optimize your costs.
A la carte fulfillment pricing models like Airhouse’s provide better visibility into cost fluctuations from month to month and order to order with itemized invoices. ShipBob’s pricing plans might save you or cost you on a per-order basis—but you won’t be able to tell the difference.
As your company grows, so will the complexity of your fulfillment operations. You need software that will let you build multiple workflows and monitor operations at scale. At Airhouse, we’ve built a powerful, intuitive platform that gives you total control over your logistics, from setting custom order logic to pausing individual orders.
ShipBob will let you set your SOPs…as long as they fit within the warehouse’s status quo. At Airhouse, our managed warehouse network gives us the freedom to build custom solutions that meet your business’ needs, from packaging requirements to shipping preferences.
Whether DTC or B2B, domestic or international, our modular service offerings let you access the fulfillment capabilities you need, without paying for anything you don’t.
ShipBob owns some of its warehouses, but it subcontracts with many of its locations, both domestic and international.
ShipBob boasts dozens of integrations across ecommerce stores and other ecommerce software, but not all of those integrations are direct—some are only available using API or middleware.
ShipBob offers wholesale fulfillment to a list of pre-approved retailers. Merchants have to provide their own EDI software, and must use SPS Commerce. ShipBob will arrange freight upon request, but will not provide the merchant with a cost estimate prior to shipment.
No, ShipBob cannot support SKU-based rules. That means you can’t instruct ShipBob warehouses to add inserts or additional items based on the items they purchased.