The Secret To Successful Order Fulfilment
'Oversell' and 'Stock-outs', read this article to learn the latest order fulfilment secrets used by leading independent retailers to avoid these all-too-familiar terms.
The goal is simple, ensure what has just been sold is not available to be sold again. In reality this is hard to achieve, double selling products can result in failure to fulfil, and that leads to unhappy customers and, over time, damage to your reputation.
TRIMS Fulfilment is a set of processes and tools built on a real-time infrastructure for successful fulfilment of orders, and prevention of product oversell. In short, what is sold through any sales channel is made unavailable for selling elsewhere, then picked, packed and dispatched.
Orders from all channels aggregate into one central view. A fulfilment location for each order item is quickly allocated either by manual selection or through automated rules. The allocation process is fast and can alert a store, or warehouse, with a ‘Pick Request’ just seconds after an order is placed, ensuring the item is picked quickly, greatly reducing the chance of oversell.
Visibility of the fulfilment chain shows you the status of what has been allocated and where. Monitor the rate in which products are picked, minimising fulfilment issues.
Pick Station alerts the location to pending Pick Requests. Alerts are triggered the second the items are allocated to the store or warehouse, allowing the items to be taken off the shelf quickly to avoid overselling.
For dispatching deliveries, Pack Mode validates the correct items are being packed to avoid incorrect sizes and colours being sent.