Well, the short answer is that it saves time – increasing your capacity for sales and delivery, it saves order processing labor – decreasing overhead costs, and it eliminates order processing errors – once again saving time while also building your brand in the marketplace.
But what does “autonomous” really mean? It means eliminating nearly all, if not all, of the manual steps we must all perform when processing an order. This includes receiving orders from your customer retailers and e-tailers, managing all of their EDI transactions, processing and invoicing orders through your ERP and accounting system, downloading or creating custom packing slips, creating shipping labels, UCC128 labels and / or other shipping documents, getting them to the warehouse for pick, pack and ship and monitoring delivery progress of the order. Now, imagine doing that 24 hours day, 7 days per week, and only having to focus on the few exceptions that will inevitably occur outside of your control. That’s obviously going to save you money and give you the capacity to increase sales, right?
Oh, and it also removes EDI transmission / translation and associated costs from your business world. That’s less to worry about and saves a chunk of change, especially if you’re drop shipping.
So how do you get autonomous order processing? The best answer is OPAL. OPAL enables you to process all (drop ship and bulk) orders within one software platform, eliminating the need for most of the 3rd party applications you may be using. Additionally it enhances the investments you’ve made in your ERP or accounting software, automating order processing related activities. AND…most importantly, it removes 90%+ of the overhead cost of drop ship order processing and levels the playing field with bulk shipment order processing cost.
If this sounds interesting and is worth 15 minutes of your time, visit www.opal-llc.com to schedule a demonstration, get answers to your questions and see how it can solve the problems you are encountering and improve efficiency and profitability.