Why a robust execution system is important for your business
After two years of seemingly endless challenges posed by an ongoing pandemic, it can sometimes feel like disruption, uncertainty and ever-changing rules are the new normal. And that may well be true, at least in the short term. But what can companies do to help manage these unexpected times, especially in the face of supply chain issues, restrictions and the general slowdown in consumption?
Over the past two years, EIZ Ecommerce Fulfillment Technologies saw a significant increase in demand for our SaaS, cloud-based, API-driven products. It’s no secret that this adoption coincided with the onset of the global pandemic, as more businesses turn to software and technology solutions to help them navigate a retail landscape. evolving. Below, we provide a shortlist of points that may be essential for your business to be in the best position during these unprecedented times.
#1 Your ticket to a world of e-commerce
If your customers can’t come to you, come to them. Many businesses recognize that to make up for the losses they are incurring due to closures and reduced foot traffic, they need to be online. However, a single online store may not be enough. Consider maximizing your exposure. Remember that not all of your customers visit a single marketplace.
An order management system, or OMS, allows you to integrate with sales channels and marketplaces such as Shopify, Amazon, Ebay, Catch, Kogan, PrestaShop and more. All at the same time. And it will deliver all your orders in a single dashboard. This saves your business time and money by not having to log in to each portal separately. With over 20 sales channels integrated via API, and more being added all the time, it is increasingly possible for businesses to be wherever their customers are.
#2 Deliver directly to your customers’ doorsteps
With supply chain issues, shortages, and service disruptions, don’t let your business be at the mercy of one or two freight providers. Keep in mind that from time to time some carriers may not be able to deliver quickly to certain areas, becoming constrained by demand or restrictions themselves. Moreover, you need to ensure that you are getting the most cost-effective service when delivering products to your customers.
EIZ provides integration with over 20 of the most popular shipping carriers that operate both domestically and internationally, ensuring you always have options available to you when you need to get a package to your customer, no matter where he is. We support Australia Post, Aramex, Couriers Please, FedEx, Toll, Allied Express and many more. Our smart shipping bot will even generate a best price list, reducing your need to shop around.
#3 Organize your merchandise
Once your bedroom or home office has become too small, you need a convenient, efficient and robust system to manage your inventory. You might be surprised, but efficiently organizing large volumes of hundreds or thousands of inventory units can be a full-time job in itself. Businesses need to know how much stock they have, make sure they can quickly select those items, and make sure what they advertise is exactly what they have stocked in the warehouse.
The right warehouse management system can greatly simplify this process. It should be able to store a complete list of all your inventory, along with details of where and how it’s stored in your warehouse, including count, SKU, location, and more. Live announcements on each of your sales channels should also be accessible from the same place to save you time and ensure that all subsystems are talking to each other, so you know exactly when you’ve sold the last unit and it’s time to order.
#4 Putting it all together
Luckily, all of these features and more have been included in our flagship product. EIZ execution, which provides retailers of all sizes with a complete end-to-end solution to meet their e-commerce needs. View all of your orders from every sales channel or marketplace your store is featured in in one convenient and easy-to-use dashboard. Use pick and pack functionality with our handheld barcode scanners to create efficient pick cycles and minimize picking errors. Select the fastest and most economical carrier available to pick up the order from your warehouse and ship it to your customer, all with just a few clicks. Best of all, it’s all cloud-based and contactless, ensuring your business complies with the latest health and safety policies while fulfilling orders from the comfort of your business or home.
To try EIZ execution today for a 30-day free trial and see if we can’t help your business reposition itself to take advantage of all that e-commerce has to offer: https://eiz.com.au/products/new-fulfillment/.