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Fully autonomous warehouses are the future

What Is Warehouse Automation? Warehouse automation is the process of automating the movement of inventory into, within, and out of warehouses to customers with minimal human assistance. As part of an automation project, a business can eliminate labor-intensive duties that involve repetitive physical work and manual data entry and analysis. For example, a warehouse worker […]

How to overcome the challenges of managing multiple warehouses?

How to overcome the challenges of managing multiple warehouses? If you’re a bestselling brand selling thousands of products every day on multiple eCommerce stores, then one warehouse won’t suffice. Even if your single warehouse in the middle of the UK has the capability to meet every spikes in demand; you are losing your customers owing […]

Diversifying warehouse locations

Why should you even consider diversifying your warehouse locations? As you might already be aware, the COVID-19 outbreak has affected all areas of ecommerce, but some more than others. Shipping carriers in particular have seen huge disruptions to their normal ways of working.  More specifically they’ve seen an increase in demand and a reduction in […]

Organizing your warehouse in 2021

Organizing your warehouse in 2021 Every single day, the warehouse is where the action is. It’s where shipments are received, customer orders are pulled, packed and shipped and inventory is monitored. On top of that, many warehouses perform additional tasks like product packaging. As such, many of a business’s most essential functions flow through the […]

Taking physical count of your inventory

What exactly does it mean to take physical count of your inventory? The aim of taking a physical count of inventory boils down to making sure there’s complete parity and accuracy between: -The actual stock quantities sat in your warehouse or store(s) for each item of inventory (and its variants). -And the recorded stock quantities […]

How to correctly document your shipping process

How to correctly document your shipping process What exactly does “documenting” your shipping process even mean? And more importantly, why do you need it? Well, here’s a rundown: If you operate a small business, you probably have one or two staff members who have your shipping processes and policies down solid. They could do them […]

Micro Fulfillment Centers

Micro Fulfillment Centers With so many online sales as of the past few years, many companies have started looking into more warehouse options, including the recent development of micro fulfillment centers. These locations can be tempting because they’re presented as a way to help companies generate more sales and improve customer support, but there are […]

What is contract warehousing?

What is contract warehousing? Contract warehousing is an arrangement in which a partner warehouse agrees to receive, store and ship goods for a client. The contract usually dictates the terms of service and length of the agreement. The time-frame can vary from months to years and the fee structure can be fixed cost, costs-plus or […]

How to keep track of your inventory

Inventory tracking Keeping track of your inventory can be a bit uninteresting. Inventory tracking is one of things that you really don’t think about, nor care about until something goes really, really wrong. Messing up inventory tracking can have catastrophic results for an ecommerce business. What could happen if you get it wrong? I’m glad […]

5 ways to stop overpaying on shipping

5 ways to stop overpaying on shipping If you’re an online merchant, then you’ll be aware that eCommerce shipping costs can make or break your business’ success. A good eCommerce shipping process can give your business a key edge over the competition, but there are many important factors to consider for proper shipping – or […]