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  Order errors are maybe the one part of warehousing that’s just as frustrating for the warehouse as it is the customer. Nobody likes their order to show up incorrect—from retailers that need their correct product allocation to sell back to consumers, to individual customers that were expecting a certain product. At worst it can Read the full article…

  Order picking is a big part of warehouse operations, and it’s something that can vary strongly from warehouse to warehouse depending on your priorities and the items you carry. But while there may not be a one-size-fits-all order picking strategy for every single warehouse, there are a number of things that will influence your Read the full article…

  Order picking—as important as it is for many aspects of a warehouse, it can have a huge impact on how the needs of your customers are being met. Think about it like this: if the point of every customer interaction you have is to place an order and get them the items they need, Read the full article…

  Warehouses, like so many other aspects of the retail world, exist as part of a service industry. Whether you sell direct-to-consumer or you distribute products to retail outlets at various locations, your customers and recipients need to know they can rely on your warehouse to get them the goods they need, right when they Read the full article…

  At the end of the day, every warehouse lives and dies based on its ability to effectively fulfill orders. That’s not to make it sound overly dramatic or put too fine a point on it, but a big part of the existence of any warehouse is to fulfill orders and get product out the Read the full article…

  We all want a more accurate inventory, right? No matter what you store or how you handle it, it can feel like getting an accurate and fair inventory count is the toughest part of maintaining a warehouse. This can lead to a lot of bad habits along the way, as your desire to get Read the full article…

  No matter what metrics you track or how your warehouse judges success, we all know the biggest impact on these numbers stems from the holiday months. The end of the year is where the biggest information about yearly sales, staffing levels, and other KPIs is found, due in large part to the pure sales Read the full article…

  A successful business is something of a double-edged sword: as demand increases and your popularity rises, you probably find yourself having a harder time keeping up. Sure, there’s worse problems to have (better to be too busy than not busy enough, one might say) but it does provide an awful lot of operational issues Read the full article…

Any business, be it warehousing, manufacturing, retail or even pet-sitting, knows that you need to depend on customer satisfaction to thrive, succeed, and grow. After all, without customers, who exactly is your business serving? Warehouses have a number of areas they can consider when trying to deliver the best possible customer experience, and due to Read the full article…

  From food to pet supplies to many beauty products, bags are still a common solution for the packaging of many goods. They’re flexible, save space, and in a lot of cases they’re the easiest way to transport products of certain sizes (or a lot of them at once). The only problem with this approach, Read the full article…

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