Archive for the ‘Warehouses’ Category

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 […]

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 make your fulfilment process more efficient

How to make your fulfilment process more efficient You might not even be aware of this, but your order management process might be costing you a lot of sales. Just think about it for a second. A payment error, a delivery issue, or even a missed order from time to time can leave your customers […]

How to manage inventory over this holiday season

With the holiday season right around the corner, if you haven’t yet prepared for the ramp-up in business, now is the time. With COVID-19 having disrupted many lives, it’s fair to say that a lot of people are looking to this holiday period with a great deal of anticipation. Some companies usually do up to […]

Inventory reduction strategies for slow-moving stock

Inventory reduction strategies for slow-moving stock One of the worst nightmares of any online seller, excess and slow-moving stock can prove to be a huge headache. Not only does this mean valuable space in your warehouse is unavailable, but it can mess up your cash flow, and attempting to sell it can divert your attention […]

Managing your warehouse during the outbreak

You probably have one or more warehouses to run, but with the new coronavirus outbreak, what do you do? How do you manage your workers? The basics The most important thing to do is listen to your workers. Ask them what they need. Be sure to provide them with all the essential items and protection […]