In 2014 Dhruv Saxena and Divey Gulati, two childhood friends and immigrants from India, had an idea to help small companies ship their products more efficiently. Shipbob wanted to let companies automatically manage and fulfill orders from their online stores, and get items to customers with Amazon-like speeds—skipping the post office entirely. So, what better place to find potential customers than by camping outside the post office?
Shipbob works with e-commerce software like Shopify, WooCommerce, SquareSpace and others to handle the fulfillment process for small and medium-sized businesses, giving brands the tools to offer customers two-day delivery. When an order comes in, Shipbob picks, packs and ships the item, and its software helps companies track inventory and shipments from one dashboard. Brands using Shipbob include Paleo Scavenger, Jimmy Bars and Chicago startup Interior Define.