Choosing the right warehouse management system (WMS) can be difficult. The WMS vendor landscape is booming, resulting in a lot of choice, as well as systems that try to cater for all business types.
In the past, we conveyed some of the important parts of a new WMS decision in this video:
However, our latest guide aims to dive even deeper and take you through the main steps of finding, purchasing and implementing a warehouse management system, specifically for retail and wholesale businesses.
By reading it, you’ll know the answers to all of these crucial questions:
Typically, retail and wholesale businesses look to streamline their warehouse processes once they’re regularly seeing 200-500 customer orders per day.
However, you’ll know when you really need a warehouse management system when you’re seeing any combination of these challenges and pain points:
If any of these points resonate with you, you’re not alone.
A study by Radial, in partnership with EKN Research, found that 40% of retailers struggle with automating order capture and processing, integrating inventory, and standardizing order management from different types across channels.
What the study also established is that this means the average cost for a company to fulfill an order is a staggering 70% of the average order value. That’s just too much time, energy and cost associated with processes that can easily be streamlined with reliable systems in place like a warehouse management system.
Our latest guide was written and designed for those of you looking to make this change within your business. Download it now!