ShipBob has the data.
Order fulfillment and shipping have always been crucial parts of running an ecommerce business, but they've never been more in-focus than over the last two years. During the pandemic, increased demand consumer demand for goods met head-on with supply chain bottlenecks.
To take stock of it all, ShipBob released the State of Ecommerce Fulfillment report. It offers data from across five countries. For instance , it says the global schedule reliability for shipments September 2021 was an all-time low. In that same month, the average cost of shipping a 40-foot-equivalent container rose to an all-time high of $19,000.
It also offers a look at how ecommerce operators adapted their strategies in the fast-changing environment of the last two years. Findings include: