Did you know pick and pack services are considered part of the fulfillment process? If you’re still not sure what pick and pack means, here’s a quick definition: pick = select/choose one or more items to pick for packing; pack = prepare an item for shipment.
If your business is growing faster than anticipated, it is a good time to think about the services with an outsource partner that allows you to pick your items, then pick them up at one location for packing, storing and shipping.
What are the benefits of pick and pack service? There are several reasons to consider outsourcing these operations. First off, it can help you reduce fulfillment costs. In addition, the service providers can pick the items for you. It also gives you greater flexibility because items are picked at your location.
So if pick and pack services are so great, what will happen to my business without them? First of all, this service is an important part of any order fulfillment process. Without these services, you will have to pick the items yourself. The problem is, when you pick your own items it can slow down your business because employees are spending time picking instead of processing orders. In addition, the costs will add up quickly when you need to hire staff for this process.
I already have a pick and pack provider. What else can I do to reduce pick and pack costs? You can pick your pick and pick service provider carefully by looking for a pick and pack company that has the best technology, custom solutions, process expertise, flexible packaging options, etc. Also consider doing business with a provider who is open to new technologies such as pick to light, RFID and pick to voice.
All these technologies will help to reduce the process costs by helping you pick your items faster and improve accuracy, thus reducing the number of errors and re-picking.
Are there any risks associated with pick and pack service? There is always a risk that your products may be damaged during pick and pack operations. That’s why pick and pick service providers are required to abide by certain pick and pick safety standards, which means that your items will be packed with care while in their custody.
Beware of pick and pick providers who don’t guarantee the quality of their services. If you’re not satisfied with the results, service providers must promptly pick the items back up at no cost.