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Topic: order fulfillment

Let’s Talk About Delivery In Full and On Time

If you’re involved in the manufacturing or distribution business, you’ll know how important it is to deliver to your customers on time. When a product lands into a customer’s hands on time, this leads to greater customer satisfaction. On the other hand, if a product is late, a customer can become disgruntled and brand loyalty […] ... Read More

  August 17, 2019     

The 3 Key Stages of Multichannel Order Management

Order management is as an ecosystem of sorts that incorporates every task and activity involved with taking and filling orders, including the many interrelated functions that must work together for the entire order management process to run smoothly. Customers expect a seamless shopping experience from your brand and from the moment they hit the bu ... Read More

  April 13, 2019     

Improving the Picking Process with Inventory Management Techniques

Inventory management is all about balancing supply with demand and ensuring neither supply nor demand becomes out of control. However, it is also about paying attention to what happens in the middle, and even if supply and demand meet happily, ensuring that every internal step is as efficient and cost-effective as possible. The internal step [&hell ... Read More

  March 28, 2019     

How Inventory Management is Paving the Path Forward in an On-demand World

Inventory management in an on-demand world is one of the biggest challenges in the supply chain today. No longer is a business merely buying in bulk and selling from just a brick-and-mortar store. Customers now have the ability to buy from many places online and also expect to be able to return things easily too. […] ... Read More

  March 20, 2019     

Improve Your Picking Processes and Order Fulfilment with Better Inventory Control

Businesses today are faced with the challenge of how to increase their order fulfilment efficiency, meet increased demand and maintain exceptional customer service, while at the same time attempting to reduce costs and protect profit margins. Typically, over 50 percent of warehouse labour resources are occupied with order fulfilment tasks such as p ... Read More

  March 18, 2019     

7 Key Order Fulfilment Tips to Handle Peak Season Sales

Peak season can fall at different periods for every industry. For example, many retailers of lifestyle goods may experience theirs before summer or Christmas, whereas many sporting vendors might get volume spikes just as their specific sports season begins. The rise of eCommerce and more frequent promotions, enabling you to order online at your con ... Read More

  January 28, 2019     

3 Tips for Better Inventory Management During the Holiday Season

Oh the holidays; the most wonderful time of the year – family gatherings and work parties fill the calendar as the countdown begins toward the end of the year. It seems like everyone is buzzing with a holiday spring in their step. But wait, what about the mad dash to sort out holiday gifts for […] ... Read More

  December 29, 2018     

Managing Your Order Fulfilment During the Peak Season

Another year around the sun has landed us on the cusp of the peak retail season yet again. This time of year is busy and exciting for retailers and consumers alike. However, the increase in demand puts tremendous pressure on retailers. Before business owners can celebrate the financial profits of the season, they’ll be thinking […] ... Read More

  December 27, 2018     

Overcoming the Challenges of B2B Order Fulfilment

B2B commerce is expanding exponentially and with this growth, there’s been a significant shift in the way companies manage their sales and B2B order fulfilment processes with greater focus in the areas of inventory control, speed and the ability to meet order deadlines. In an increasingly eCommerce environment, the necessity for companies to eff ... Read More

  December 10, 2018     

6 Fundamental Ways to Drive B2B eCommerce Customer Adoption

B2B is a different ball game compared to its B2C counterparts. However, in the eCommerce sphere, B2B customer expectations follows B2C shopper practices – and in a recent survey of 120 eCommerce professionals, more than 80% agreed. For this reason, and many others, it is vital that your B2B eCommerce site follows current best practices […] ... Read More

  December 4, 2018     

The Distinction between B2B and B2C Order Fulfilment

A rapidly changing market demographic is driving growth in an ever-expanding digital economy, with more business buying decisions now taking place online. The experience of the B2C shopper now sets the standard for B2B eCommerce and represents a major strategic opportunity for businesses selling to other business. Therefore, it is necessary to look ... Read More

  November 27, 2018     

Mastering the Challenges of B2B Order Fulfilment

Anyone in the business of selling goods to other businesses will know that doing so successfully is not necessarily a simple task. Business-to-Business (B2B) order fulfilment is a complicated process and must be carried out with precision and care, and there are often a range of factors to consider. From failing to keep accurate stock […] ... Read More

  November 24, 2018     

Top 10 Challenges Faced by Today’s B2B Order Fulfilment Process

B2B order fulfilment encompasses the process of businesses shipping to other businesses. Characteristics of B2B in this area consist of generally bulk supply orders and pricey transactions compared to B2C counterparts. Learn more about B2B eCommerce businesses. It is quite typical to supply manufacturing inventory in B2B order fulfilment. Manufactu ... Read More

  November 21, 2018     

5 Things Your Customers Are Looking For With BOPIS

Online shopping has changed the customer’s shopping experience and set new standards for customer satisfaction. Delivery methods have rapidly developed to keep up with demand. Warehousing options and logistics operations have adapted to cope with online orders. However, buy-online-pick-up-in-store (BOPIS), has provided an alternative way to get p ... Read More

  November 19, 2018     

Getting a Grip on Order Fulfilment

As a retailer, you want to do everything you possibly can to serve your customers and boost your business. An effective way to keep that happening is by making your fulfilment of products you dispatch as easy as possible. With online inventory management software, you can improve your order fulfilment and deliver best-in-class service to […] ... Read More

  November 16, 2018     

Improve Order Fulfilment in These 5 Areas

Order fulfilment is the task of getting merchandise to your customer each time an order is received. It sounds simple, but it’s a complete process that requires multiple steps to achieve. This process involves warehousing, picking, packing and shipping the product, and sending an automated email to the customer to let them know the order [&he ... Read More

  November 15, 2018     

5 Ways for SMEs to Overcome Order Fulfilment Challenges

Small businesses have often struggled with order fulfilment and with the current demands of today’s global shoppers, it is more challenging than ever to create an efficient and effective order fulfilment system. Order fulfilment challenges Businesses face several challenges throughout the order fulfilment process, from demand planning and invento ... Read More

  November 15, 2018     

Why Consumers Love the BOPIS Model

In the fast-moving world of retail, business owners are increasingly experimenting with novel purchase models to continually improve the customer experience. In recent years this has meant offering everything from overnight delivery options to buy now, pay later schemes such as After Pay and Oxipay. Most recently, many consumers have taken to a new ... Read More

  November 9, 2018     

Avoid These 3 Outsourcing Order Fulfilment Mistakes

You’ve drawn up a comparative analysis of the cost of in-house warehousing compared to that of outsourcing your order fulfilment processes, and you’ve decided to go with outsourcing. This can be an economically viable option however, if not carried out well, can often end up being significantly costly. It is imperative to be careful of [&he ... Read More

  November 8, 2018     

Order Fulfilment Trends Affecting eCommerce Today

What does the future hold for retail, eCommerce order fulfilment and shipping professionals? Given the speed of change and new innovation in the marketplace, this article looks at trends that are to pave the way to best practices in the order fulfilment. The holiday season is a great time to jump on cutting-edge fulfilment trends. […] ... Read More

  November 7, 2018     

5 Challenges of Fulfiling eCommerce Orders

For any retailer, fulfiling customer orders in a timely and appropriate manner is the primary goal first and foremost in their minds. However, order fulfilment is not a simple concept that involves receiving orders, locating the product in the warehouse and calling it a day. The challenges arise in ensuring the received orders and inventory [&helli ... Read More

  November 3, 2018     

What Your BOPIS Model Should Offer to Consumers

Buy online, pick up in-store (BOPIS) is the relatively new wave of retail behaviour taking over the consumer world. It describes the ability to research items of interest, compare products and consider reviews, make a purchase online and then select a convenient time and location from which to pick it up. There are many advantages […] ... Read More

  November 3, 2018