Packaging and Picking Speed: Finding Efficient Solutions in E-commerce

Picking and subsequent packing of goods are two sides of the same coin. With a smaller number of orders, an e-shop can handle them individually, but with a larger logistical load, a business needs its own tactics to streamline order processing.

The key is speed, as it is one of the main factors that sets an e-commerce business apart from the competition. Customer repeat purchases in an online store are based on delivery speed, starting with quick picking and packaging of products.

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Expedition in Fulfillment: Package Handling in a Nutshell

As e-commerce continues to gain popularity, businesses are under increasing pressure to meet customer demands for fast and reliable delivery, accurate order tracking, and excellent customer service. To succeed in this environment, businesses must have an optimized fulfillment process capable of handling everything from order processing to delivery.

In this blog post, we will take a closer look at key aspects of parcel processing and logistics and how third-party logistics can help businesses achieve their goals.

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Advantages of Automation: Is it Time to Invest or Outsource?

Introducing technology into the processes of storage, picking, packing, and delivery is a crucial factor in staying competitive in the market. Automation and computerization enable faster handling of goods, reduce errors, and eliminate the risks associated with a shortage of labor.

The absence of technology or its obsolescence will eventually manifest itself, especially during peak seasons when orders are consistently at high volumes. It is not uncommon for delays in delivery or other problems to arise due to the packing and picking of products for orders.

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Returns management

Reverse Logistics: A Complete Guide to E-commerce Return Management

With the increase in e-commerce orders, the volume of returned shipments is also rising. Hence, no e-shop should underestimate its reverse logistics. Its role is to manage returned merchandise, either by reintroducing it into the offering, repairing it, or recycling the products.

According to Invesp, an online customer is likely to return up to a minimum of 30 percent of the products they order for various reasons. This stands in stark comparison to brick-and-mortar stores, where return rates are nearly 9 percent, a significantly lesser concern.

Furthermore, returns have a negative impact on the environment. Within e-commerce, returned products are the second-largest source of air emissions, according to statistics from the Statista portal. These returns contribute to approximately a quarter of emissions in this context.

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Seasonal peaks are no longer a problem with logistics solution by Fulfillment by FHB Group.

7 Biggest Challenges for E-Commerce Logistics and Fulfillment Centers

One of the most important experiences for a customer with an e-shop is the time from placing the order to its delivery. Speed and flawlessness are therefore primary factors in maintaining customer loyalty in the future and preventing them from switching to competitors.

The e-shop must therefore focus not only on its own presentation, but also on ensuring the most thorough logistics services for products and making the purchase as pleasant as possible for customers. However, there are many more challenges for e-commerce logistics than just ensuring fast delivery and flawless packaging.

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How processing of cash on delivery works at a 3PL company.

Cash on delivery at a 3PL company: processing payments after delivery

Online payment is an increasingly popular method when shopping in e-shops, but cash on delivery has not yet gone out of sight. Every country, especially in Europe, is different, and customer preferences are no exception.

In some countries, especially in Central and Eastern Europe, the majority of shoppers still prefer cash on delivery when shopping online. According to data from the Ecommercenews portal, for example, most customers prefer cash on delivery in countries like Hungary, Poland, Romania, or Slovenia.

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What is fulfillment, its process and benefits for e-commerce

What is fulfillment: its process and benefits for e-commerce

Fulfillment is an increasingly popular service in e-commerce. Imagine that orders are storming into the e-shop from every side, while warehouses and logistics are not catching up. Also, a company can outgrow the market in which it operates, and is gradually starting to expand at new territories.

The seller will find himself in front of a difficult decision. He will either expand its warehouses and staff, improve information systems, or transfer this responsibility to a third party.

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