It is no surprise where many online shoppers turn to for their bargain hunting. In fact, 56 % are looking forward to the Cyber Monday deals Amazon will be offering this year. And Amazon is ready—because they have efficient solutions and processes built into their warehouse and logistics operations.
The fact is, the success of your e-commerce efforts hinges on the efficiency of your warehouses, distribution- and fulfillment centers. Despite the growth of automated solutions and smart technology, however, many logistics operations still depend on manual work—making it harder than ever to keep up with the growing pace of the e-commerce boom.
That being said, there are some lessons to be learned for all e-commerce businesses. The best way to get ahead of booms like Cyber Monday by identifying your technology needs now and implementing smart solutions before the holiday surge.
Below are three ways you can improve your e-commerce logistics, regardless of budget or resource constraints:
1. Equip your workforce with the tools they need
Give your warehouse and fulfillment center employees the tools they need and love. Pick a wearable scanner
, like ProGlove’s MARK series. These hands-free devices make it substantially easier for your shop floor workers to scan, track and move inventory. In addition, they help you reel in massive time gains and efficiency jumps of up to 20%.
2. Choose solutions that maximize flexiblity
To make your team more nimble and agile, look for a barcode scanning solution that uses a plug-and-play approach. These solutions simplify integration, requiring less time and investment from your team. Additionally, these solutions allow you to assign hands to workstations with no effort, which is particularly important during peak times such as Cyber Monday.
3. Understand every aspect of your shopfloor
Taking a closer look at your shopfloor will help you recognize best practices, identify hotspots or discover blockers—all of which will be critical in order to maintain the operations you need to be successful.
Want to learn how solutions like ProGlove’s wearable scanners
and other logistics solutions can help you streamline your warehouse and distribution operations? Get in touch with our team here.