Blog provided by Act Data Services, Inc. 1-800-ACT-DATA
The phrase “pick and pack” has become synonymous with eCommerce as business practices for retailers have evolved to keep up with new technologies. The Internet has made it possible for retailers everywhere to ship their products to customers around the country and the world. Since eCommerce allows customers to pick specific items they want delivered to them, it is not always necessary to send whole shipments of a line of products. Instead, you can have workers pick only the products your customers have ordered and ship them to the customers straight from the warehouse.
This process can save you time, money, and labor, but it also requires a high amount of planning and precision to function effectively. You must be aware of how much inventory you have, which items are currently being shipped, and how much inventory is due to arrive from your provider. There are also other considerations you must take into account, such as what type of product has been ordered and what type of packaging you need.
Fortunately, EDI or electronic data interchange can facilitate quick and accurate information exchange between your company, your vendors, and the warehouses that store your inventory. By storing and managing all of your order information in their system, a good EDI provider will be able to promote greater efficiency in your supply chain, saving you time, money, and resources.
If you need an EDI provider for your pick and pack operations, ACT Data has been a global leader in EDI for more than two decades. If you’d like to work with the company that has partnered with brands such as Amazon, Gap, and JC Penney, contact Act Data Services, Inc. 1-800-ACT-DATA.