December 16, 2019
When it comes to peak season there’s no such thing as a silent night – or day – especially for your IT professionals. Because if any part of your web site isn’t working, it can easily turn a customer’s festive shopping experience into the Nightmare Before Christmas.
It’s no different for the IT professionals who handle the fulfillment side of your business, or at least it shouldn’t be.
After all, there are numerous ways that state-of-the-art technologies and automation can make a huge and positive impact on everything from your facility throughput to your order accuracy, all of which are mission critical when the holiday season rolls around.
That’s why we’re such big believers in making the right kinds of technology investments at Verst – and why we place so emphasis in making sure our fulfillment systems check all the blocks in terms of playing well with yours.
So which technologies are our perennial favorites? And which are the equivalent of those shiny but largely useless stocking stuffers your parent still insist on giving you?
Well, we loathe to name names, because we’re trying to keep this advice as objective and vendor-neutral as possible. However we will tell you that we’re huge fans of a four-step, systems-enabled process that includes:
Needless to say, these aren’t the only systems we use. For example, once a product is packaged and shipped via a designated carrier, advanced tracking can be a real holiday crowd-pleaser, because customers love being informed at every step of the way via email confirmation and/or mobile tracking. But that’s another topic for another day, so come back soon to see what we have in store for the remaining stories in our Twelve Days Of Christmas series.
Until then, happy selling – and happy shopping.
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