Impact of Cyber Monday Beating Black Friday Reports Bastian Solutions

Bastian Solutions, the leader in material handling systems, reported in a recent company blog, that for the very first time in American consumer shopping history, Cyber Monday generated more revenue than Black Friday. In total, U.S. e-commerce exceeded $400B in 2015, up 25% YOY (year over year). Soon the U.S. Commerce Department will announce that fourth quarter sales accounted for nearly 40% of online sales for the year.

The efficacy of cost-efficiency with consumer migration away from brick and mortar retail shopping can only be sustained through automation. Unemployment rates in some of the locations referenced above are at ten year lows, driving wage pressure. Warehouse and distribution center workers who garnered under $10 per hour last year (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics) are now commanding $15 per hour (and higher). 

The high-SKU, rapid picking, ten thousand boxes per day shipped by 3pm distribution is required to evaluate and select automation solutions to offset the wage pressures on bottom-line profitability. Bastian Solutions insists if robots bring the product to the packers, there is a great improvement in productivity, job satisfaction and retention, and costly mis-picks are avoided.

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Bastian Solutions will be exhibiting at the 2016 MODEX show April 4-7, 2016 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Bastian Solutions will be located at booth #3779.

About Bastian Solutions

Bastian Solutions (, a global material handling systems integrator and expert in e-commerce fulfillment automation is an innovator in the fields of material handling automation, goods-to-person systems, wearable AR technology, supply chain software, and robotics. Bastian Solutions recently announced the acquisition of Forte Engineering. The merge creates a turnkey software suite for beverage distributors and strengthens the companies’ overall product offerings and customer support.

Bastian Solutions is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, with an additional 16 domestic offices and 7 international offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Mexico, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. Uniquely positioned, Bastian Solutions offers customers complete and innovative turnkey material handling systems, from design and simulation, all the way through installation and operations. Modern Materials Handling named Bastian Solutions 2015 Top 20 Systems Suppliers Worldwide.

Bastian Solutions provides integrated material handling systems reducing the total cost of order fulfillment and delivery cycle times for its customers; tremendous productivity gains and a quick return on investment are ensured. Automating supply chain logistics with harmony between material flow, information flow, and operational processes, yields a unique and important competitive advantage.

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