At first, people hesitated shopping and buying things online. They started with experimenting to buy small and inexpensive things so that they would incur lesser risk, if any. However, with increasing amount of benefits they receive with online shopping, people have now started shopping for larger electronic appliances, large pieces of furniture and more online. Today, instead of going to the shops in the street, people prefer turning to their desktops and smartphones to make their purchases. With Christmas and New Year just arriving in a month’s time, millions of people will start ordering online. To be able to keep up with this growing number of orders, it is advisable to invest in eCommerce warehousing. If you get hold of the best practices in the industry, you can have an eCommerce warehousing solution that is ideal not only for holidays and festivities, but also for an year-round growth.
Thinking of an organized warehouse, you may imagine rows of carefully managed shelves that feature groups of similar items in order. However, what trends is chaotic storage instead, wherein items are placed randomly on any available shelf space without any logical process. This is because of the ease of the WMS or warehouse management system that is a system powered by barcodes and barcode scanners, which reduces the time spent to find new places for products.
Transport Management System
You need to make your shipment as fast as possible without any errors, along with keeping the entire supply chain flow smooth and running. The warehouse is only a part of an entire product cycle. Thus, you must have a procurement and logistics system in place with an existing warehouse, operating within the same system. This is where a TMS or transport management system can help.
One-day and two-day shipping
With immense competition in the eCommerce industry, companies are coming up with newer techniques to attract new customers and having existing ones stay with them. One such strategy is one-day and two-day shipping options. What can be better than users being able to get their hands on their product the same day or next day in case of an emergency? Put in efforts to provide your customers with the same so that they are likely to stay with you.
People now want options for everything. They also want to pay only for what they use or require, and not for any free space. This is what has brought forward on-demand warehousing, where you can outsource for exactly what you need, and nothing more. You can also opt for complete or partial warehousing needs based on your requirements.
Picking up multiple orders together
With increasing orders and demands of customers, eCommerce requires faster picking of multiple orders. Therefore, there comes a need for a strategy that can help pick up different types of orders faster and accomplish them at the earliest. These strategies include zone pick-and-pass or multi-order pick to tote. To avoid any inaccuracy in these complicated strategies, radio frequency scanners can ensure that the picks are accurate by verifying the orders with the item specifications.
Apart from all these practices, it is vital that you adapt to demand fluctuations and changes in how customers are ordering. Being rigid in warehousing is not going to work out with eCommerce. Thus, practicing these strategies does not mean you have all the know-hows. You need to keep yourself updated with the latest trends and tricks. This adaptability and flexibility is what has made Jayem Logistics the most preferred largest warehousing company in India who has always strived to provide the best warehousing and logistics solutions to its clients as per their needs.