Warehouse Mobile Solutions, makers of WarehouseOS, recently warned of increased pressures on retailers to offer fast and/or free shipping may also bring increased picking errors.
Tim Hoj with WarehouseOS emphasized that the cost of free shipping places an important need to implement best picking practices. Leaders are looking for a competitive advantage, have dynamic and experienced sales forces, and a corporate culture which is customer-focused and intent on building long-term relationships with satisfied customers. This is spoiled when picking costs are a larger percentage of the overall fulfillment process.
As retailers examine the costs versus the gains of offering free shipping, profit margins need to be evaluated. The good news is that consumers act to utilize free shipping offers, including adding more items to the cart to qualify for free shipping. In this case, the cost of free shipping becomes offset by higher average order values. Hoj noted that large orders to qualify for free shipping can also represent a great opportunity for mispicks due to the increased number of SKUs packed.
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The RF gun, constant verifications, small keypads, and hard to read screens are quickly becoming yesterday’s technology. Tablets are replacing the RF gun. WarehouseOS, a new tablet-based Warehouse Operations System brings warehouses into the future today. Warehouse management systems have been around for a long time with too many companies still using the RF gun to conduct inventory management, scan in new items, and pick orders. The RF gun solutions typically cost double what modern solutions offer. WarehouseOS and associated apps have been developed to make everything about the warehouse easier and better. Apps allow small or large companies to receive products, manage inventory, perform cycle counting, conduct single picks or do batch picking, verify items picked and pack them into boxes.
An easy to navigate user interface means warehouse personnel need almost no training before performing warehouse tasks. Receiving, put-away, picking, and packaging quickly become the easiest jobs on the floor. A team of experts in material handling equipment and solutions developed WarehouseOS to maximize the throughput of warehousing and distributing facilities. From small eCommerce, to high volume SKU facilities, from omni-channel companies to FMCG (fast moving consumer goods), WarehouseOS is equipped to handle everything. From small startups with simple needs to complex, large distribution centers, WarehouseOS is the tablet solution which enables manufacturers and distribution centers to be a step ahead of the competition.
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Company Name: Warehouse Mobile Solutions
Contact Person: Tim Hoj
Address:3960 S. 500 West
City: Salt Lake City
Country: United States