Archive for the ‘Inventory Management’ Category

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 […]

Why should you start preparing for the holiday season now?

November is already here, which means that your eCommerce business should be well into holiday prep for the upcoming busy season. If you haven’t started holiday prep, or you realize there’s a lot more to do this season than you realized, then there’s no time to waste, you need to start now! There’s no need […]

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 create a positive eCommerce experience for your customers

What is eCommerce Customer Experience? Customer experience is the perception customers create based on their interaction with a company, whether they take place in-store, online (your eCommerce store or on social media), or over the phone. When it comes to eCommerce, customer experience is about how effectively customers feel your business communicates and connects with […]

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 […]

Inventory management – terms, formulas, and more

  What is Inventory Management? Inventory management is basically the process of ordering, handling, storing, and using a company’s non-capitalized assets – its inventory. Some businesses deal with raw materials and components, while others may only deal with finished products that are ready for sale. The key takeaways are that inventory management comes down to […]

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 […]