Consumers are not willing to wait days to receive their e-commerce goods anymore. With many businesses starting to provide overnight shipping options it is important to keep up with demand if you want to remain competitive.
The demand for high speed delivery places extra stress on businesses to meet tighter time frames, supply quality goods and ensure packages arrive safely to the consumer.
It can also easily increase your cost to serve with the need to hire more employees which adds to training and admin costs or to lengthen production time.
Sealed Air has found that 75% of ecommerce consumers expect their order to be processed and on its way in 24 hours or less.
The better solution is to implement automated systems into your production process that can deal with demand increases.
A leading NZ e-commerce company switched to an automated system and as a result are able to process their orders 50% faster. The system is a crucial component to their operational success and fills the void in their cartons ensuring their products arrive undamaged to their customers. The increase in process speed has added to the business’ competitive edge as they are able to fulfill orders on the day they were placed.
Speak to your Snell Representative about automated systems and if they would help save you time on your production process.