Pack In Packing Up – How to Efficiently Save Time & Space Using Order Fulfilment
For any retailer, taking your first online orders is bound to be an exciting time. If you’re an online-only seller, it’s a vindication of your decision. And if you started out with just a physical shopfront, then it shows successful diversification. But that feeling of excitement and elation can be short-lived if you’re not adequately prepared. One order is easy to handle, but when more start rolling in, it becomes a much harder process to manage.
Zoe Anderson of W.A. Green, a London-based design retailer, recalled the moments of her first online sale and said the feeling of joy was quickly replaced by the realisation that she “didn’t even have a box to put it in.” And even though that was by no means a crisis due to a friendly neighbour lending her some packaging materials, it’s not something you can bank on for every single order.
With the orders piling in, the next step many brands take is to bulk-buy their own materials and package each product as and when it comes in, but this creates its own problems. When you’re busy packing, who is managing the shop? If you’re an e-tailer, who’s listing the new products while you’re busy running down the post office for the fourth time?
There are lots of time components associated with doing your own packaging. From buying the materials to finding the best price, there’s an abundance of things that need to be done for every single order. And that’s without even mentioning the amount of space that packaging takes up. An issue that might not be a big concern for those with a vast warehouse, but one which certainly is for any operations being run out of a house.
After two weeks of personally fulfilling each order that came her way, Zoe Anderson and W.A. Green knew that things had to change. So, she took some advice from a fellow retailer and looked to Weengs, the small-business superpower that’s saving retailers up to 4 hours every single day.
Weengs is a unique order fulfilment service collects, packs & ships your online orders, meaning you never have to worry about bubble wrap again.
So, How Does it Work?
After receiving an online order from your shopping platform (Shopify, Amazon Marketplace, eBay, etc…), you just need to import said orders onto the Weengs dashboard and request a collection from a Weengs driver. Pop your products into a bag (depending on size and fragility) and leave them to one side.
From there, your driver will arrive in his regular 2-hour time slot and pick up the Weengs bags you’ve just logged. After finishing his rounds, he’ll return every item to their the company’s London-based warehouse, where each item will be professionally packed. Using their expert algorithm, they’ll find the best available carrier for your items, taking into account your requirements of speed, price, destination and a few other things. Every item is sent via tracked delivery for ultimate security and order details are available for all to see on each product.
And you, much like W.A. Green, can get all of these benefits without any monthly fee. Weengs operates on a strict pay-as-you-send model with no regular retainer. This means you’ll only ever pay for the service when you have something to send. Simple.
As well as saving your business both time and space, partnering with Weengs can often save you money too. By entering in some details about your business below, you can find out just how much you could be saving on a monthly basis.
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