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The Future of eCommerce

The Future of eCommerce

The Future of eCommerce 

 

Do you ever wonder what new, unexpected changes you will face to stay current, profitable and relevant to your customers?  There are new emerging trends every day and suppliers are often struggling just to stay current with what’s happening right now, much less what the future may throw at them.

1. The Future of EDI?

Many suppliers are trying to figure out how to meet retailer requirements regarding EDI technology, cost and handling.  However, the unrelenting pace of eCommerce and the proliferation of drop shipping is forcing retailers themselves to rethink the use of such an outdated tool as the backbone of their business operations.  

Successful retailers are working to implement technologies that work in real time, such as APIs, that allow data to be transmitted from one system to another in seconds WITHOUT those expensive EDI Document fees for themselves and their suppliers.  EDI may become a thing of the past over the next 5-10 years – or even sooner. You need a solution that removes EDI from your business process.

2. The Future of Order Processing?

Many suppliers are working twice as hard to fulfill orders and deliver them to consumers in a much shorter period of time AND meet ever stricter Retailer Compliance Requirements.  However, to do this without also increasing your operating costs and labor costs, you need to embrace real-time order processing that manages everything without human involvement on a 24×7 basis.

3. The Future of Warehouse Management?

With the explosive growth of drop ship order processing, consumer expectations – and consequently your retail partner expectations – are changing rapidly.   Warehouse operations are now squarely in the cross-hairs to ship product in shorter and shorter time frames.  Not to mention the overall increase in pick and pack workload because of the transition to small package shipments.    

To support this, you must maximize your warehouse’s efficiency and adopt the analytical and productivity tools needed to dramatically increase the number of shipments that can be made each day and their accuracy.  

IN CONCLUSION

I know that it all sounds insurmountable, but consider powering up with OPAL.  It prepares you for the future in all three areas, while also increasing revenue and profitability for your business so that it pays for itself.  OPAL is a self-driving Warehouse Management, Order Processing and Productivity Software Solution that enables you to increase warehouse shipment capacity by 50%+ daily, cut the cost to process an order to less than $1.00, remove the cost of EDI documents and provide 100% compliant operations to your retailers.

Want to learn more how Opal can work for you?  Book a Demo now.

Warehouse Efficiency – Another Key to Your Success with Retailers

Warehouse Efficiency – Another Key to Your Success with Retailers

Warehouse Efficiency – Another Key to Your Success with Retailers

With the explosive growth of B2C drop ship order processing, consumer expectations – and consequently your retail partner expectations – are changing rapidly.   Warehouse operations are now squarely in the cross-hairs to ship product in shorter and shorter time frames.  Not to mention the overall increase in pick and pack workload because of the transition to small package shipments.    

I’m sure you’ve worked to meet the compliance requirements mandated by each of your retail partners.  You have probably also worked very hard to process more on-time orders each day with fewer errors. But if you still have a bottleneck in the pick, pack and ship areas of your warehouse, you still won’t meet retailer expectations and they will limit the amount of business they bring your way.

In many ways, this can be the most difficult thing to correct, if for no other reason than the sheer size of the warehouse, its organization and imbedded ways of doing things.

Overcoming this last obstacle requires planning, analytics and tools that minimize time and motion in the pick and pack process while also improving their accuracy.  It also requires Management Support Tools that provide the ability to monitor picker and packer productivity, see problems and make changes as the workload fluctuates and changes throughout the day. 

So, increase the number of on-time, accurate shipments each day, process more B2C drop ship orders each day AND meet retailer compliance requirements.  Simple? Right?

If not, power up with OPAL.  It accomplishes all three things for you, while increasing revenue and profitability for your business. 

OPAL is a self-driving Warehouse Management, Order Processing and Productivity Software Solution that enables you to increase warehouse shipment capacity by 50%+ daily, cut the cost to process an order to less than $1.00, and provide 100% compliant operations for retailers.