Pick and pack is a process used in fulfillment warehouses for storage and shipping. It is widely used by businesses all over the world.
In this process more than one item is packed together in the same box. So companies which have a high volume of sales can greatly benefit from pick and pack. Also those companies which have varying packaging needs find this a good solution.
Many order fulfillment companies provide this service. So when your company sends the items to the warehouse they do not need to be pre-packaged. This makes the inventory more flexible and gives the customers a wider variety of quantities to choose from, providing them with more options.
Let us take an example and see what it means. For example a company sells some pills in a bottle. Each bottle has the capacity of one month’s supply. Now on your website you have displayed that the customer can even buy six months’ supply. To cater for that order instead of filling six bottles and packaging them together what you can do is that you send all one month supply bottles individually. What the pick and pack service of a fulfillment service will do is that whenever an order for six months’ supply is placed, they will pick six of those bottles and pack them together and then ship them off.
This adds flexibility and convenience to your orders because by using this service you can make all types of orders available for your customers. If someone wants three months’ supply you can offer that and if someone requires twelve month’s supply you can offer that as well.
E-commerce businesses especially find this a very useful service because they have a cart style system for online shopping. Online buyers who buy more than one item need to avail this service as this is the way they can get discounts on shipment. Without this service it will require different shipment process or multiple shipments thereby increasing the cost. So what pick and pack will do is that it will place all the items the customer bought in a single box and send it in one go. This also encourages the customers to buy as many products as they want without worrying much for the shipment charges.
So how else does pick and pack service save your money?
Well, it reduces the inefficiencies in a warehouse. Big and heavy items are kept in boxes and containers and the smaller and more frequently used ones are kept in easy and quick access on the shelves. Similarly for some items, they are disassembled when they come and stored away to utilize the space more efficiently, and then when an order is placed for them there parts are picked up, assembled back and sent away. This is what companies with high sales volumes need to do because they need to have large inventories to meet their high sales.
Therefore pick and pack services like those offered by Promofill not only add flexibility to orders, reduce costs and provides convenience but it also helps sellers to keep larger, more efficient and well managed inventories.