E-commerce warehouse management services are essential for online shops and E-commerce businesses. Making sure that you always have the right amount of stock to match the demand of your online customers.
Flexible and accessible E-commerce warehouse management solutions
With Vardells E-commerce warehouse management solutions, your business can become more streamlined and efficient with ordering, stocking and forecasting solutions. We can optimise the management software and systems of your business and provide accurate data forecasting, making it easier to manage multiple aspects of your online business from one centralised location.
You can also keep track of everything entering and leaving your business, including your top-selling products and deliveries. E-commerce businesses also have the benefit of having full visibility over their stock levels, VAT, returns, deliveries and more.
Vardells offers user-friendly and intuitive systems that go beyond merely assisting you in monitoring your purchases and managing work orders. With Vardells, users can have complete control over inventory, including stock levels, stock movements, and stock locations. This empowers you to dedicate more of your time to enhancing workflows and meeting order requirements while minimising the challenges posed by inefficiencies and human error.
E-commerce warehouse management features
Retail Connect was built with Ecommerce warehouse operatives in mind and has a wide range of features to help you make the best possible decision for your warehouse. See all of our services and solutions for your Ecommerce warehouse management below.
E-commerce Inventory Management:
In order to run a successful Ecommerce business, you must understand how your inventory moves. Using our warehouse management services and solutions, you can track your inventory from anywhere, enabling you to make informed decisions.
- Stock checks/takes
E-commerce Reports & Analytics:
Ensuring a clear comprehension of your business’s performance is crucial for sustained progress in e-commerce. Vardells effectively addresses this challenge by providing report creation and user-friendly navigation, powered by real-time analytical data.
- Visual presentation of performance measures
- Identify and correct negative trends
- Measure efficiencies/inefficiencies
- Generate detailed reports showing new trends
- More informed decisions
- Align strategies and organisational goals
Ecommerce Products & Pricing:
Determining the pricing of products within different groups or branches can present a formidable challenge. However, when executed correctly, this approach can yield remarkable results, particularly for online e-commerce stores. Vardells simplifies the process of making pricing decisions for branches and groups, allowing businesses to navigate through comprehensive reports and rely on valuable data insights.
- Branch pricing
- Group pricing
Ecommerce Forecast & Demand Planning:
Forecasting is a crucial task for any e-commerce business. An inaccurate forecast can result in a surplus of unsold stock that may become obsolete due to declining demand.
At Vardells, we prioritise simplifying the process of forecasting and demand planning. We enable you to make informed predictions based on comprehensive year-on-year and month-on-month trends and data analysis. By utilising our platform, you can confidently anticipate market demands and align your inventory management accordingly.
Ecommerce Sourcing & Purchasing:
It’s vital that sourcing goods is as straightforward as possible, so you can spend less time focused on which supplier offers the best deal, and more time focused on building your business. This is particularly true for e-commerce businesses, where you may need to source multiple products from many sources.
Vardell’s intuitive design allows users to review suppliers and the latest prices from a single location, so they can make decisions quickly and easily. Through a single screen, all the purchasing information is available in real-time.
Vardells provides a tailored integration service designed specifically for your business. Our team of skilled software engineers will seamlessly integrate the robust capabilities of Retail Connect into your existing ERP and eCommerce systems. This customised integration allows you to optimise both your new and current systems, streamlining your operations effectively. To explore the benefits of integrating your systems with Retail Connect, reach out to our team today or visit our integration page for further information.
Benefits to different job roles
If you hold the position of Managing Director in an e-commerce enterprise, it is crucial to optimise your operations by implementing warehouse management software and services. Our comprehensive suite of warehouse management services is not only user-friendly but also tailored to assist Managing Directors in various ways:
- Straightforward and easy-to-follow reporting is available to aid Managing Directors in taking decisive action across their stores
- Emphasis on accessibility and ease of use, so teams will be able to utilise Retail Connect to its full potential without the need for excessive and expensive training
- View current business performance through customisable KPI dashboards, allowing you and other senior managers to converge and discuss future targeting
- Follow audit trails to their conclusion through a fully realised auditing process
- Access the full suite completely remotely, allowing you to review the individual stores or the business as a whole from any location at any time
Vardells’ Ecommerce management systems offer a comprehensive set of features to assist Operations Directors in effectively managing stock operations for multiple retail outlets. With this system, they can overcome challenges related to real-time functionality and inaccurate reporting data. Here are some powerful features that can help Operations Directors optimise their time and resources:
- Stock levels are updated in real-time across all stores through the use of a barcode scanner system. This means your warehouse and in-store teams can continue to work effectively, knowing that as the stock goes out, the count will remain as accurate as possible.
- Teams also won’t have to key in information for each piece of stock that arrives. Once again, simple barcode scanning will help each staff member understand what stock has arrived and the different elements that make up that stock, allowing for easy arrangement on shopfronts.
- Forecasting has never been more straightforward with Retail Connect. Input your suppliers and keep up to date with their operations from a single location.
- Utilise the experience of our software team to further integrate your systems with your app, or other sites like Amazon.
- Update your retail management system as and when your operations demand, so your workflows aren’t bloated unnecessarily.
Financial managers must keep track of expenses and ensure payments and invoices are tracked and easy to follow up on. By entering the same information twice, Finance Managers and their teams can double their workload due to a lack of software integration.
Vardell’s services can help Finance Directors accurately keep track of all ingoings and outgoings of their e-commerce business. Here are just a few features of our services.
- Automate processes so e-commerce and store sales are automatically accounted for in the ERP and financial software programs.
- Easily track and monitor outstanding payments and invoices to ensure full reconciliation.
- Allocate revenue to individual stores and gain a deeper understanding of store performance, allowing for effective reporting.
To maintain stock levels, warehouse managers need their teams to work efficiently, alongside an effective internal infrastructure. Maintaining a strong warehouse workflow also requires an understanding of when inbound goods are due.
Our services have many benefits to Warehouse Managers such as:
- Allowing Warehouse Managers to have an overview of stock, counted in real-time, through the implementation of Vardell’s barcode scanning system implemented alongside Retail Connect and/or Warehouse Connect
- Offering functionality to manage inbound and outbound goods with ease, so you can prepare your warehouse staff for stock arrivals and order shipping
- Alerting you to low stocks, and automatically replenishing that stock if ordered to. This can be especially useful for stock with repeat orders.
- Working alongside couriers so that you can choose the right courier for your shipment.
- Accessing a wider business dashboard, allows you to see stock that has been allocated for shipment, or is being held until payment is received.
Warehouse Managers would also benefit from implementing Warehouse Connect – our retail warehouse management system – which can integrate seamlessly with Retail Connect and other ERP and eCommerce functions. Warehouse Connect allows you to implement a fresh warehouse infrastructure built on automation and hardware, instead of physically counting stock.
Sales and Marketing Manager
Sales and Marketing teams have the persistent task of making sure their brand is being seen, and their strategies are in alignment. This can be difficult, though, when outdated solutions don’t allow the two teams full access to the information required to make effective data-driven decisions that persuade customers to use and invest in your products.
Our systems allow Sales and Marketing teams the opportunity to fully sync strategies while allowing for a range of other tools and benefits:
- Manage your sales and marketing data from anywhere at any time. This means your sales team can quickly grasp new promotions and implement them within stores.
- Add layers of security, so only specific team members can give the all-clear on new promotions or promotional prices. This simple feature prevents human error and can help prevent any issues before sales are made, especially within e-commerce.
- EPOS Connect can work independently or alongside Retail Connect to allow users the ability to apply bundle vouchers, time-limited offers, discounts and more.
- Loyalty cards and point integration can be fully utilised, providing customers with helpful ways to save money and keep them coming back to your brand.
- It is easy to manage ecommerce orders through Vardell’s systems, allowing Sales and Marketing Managers to offer refunds and feedback to the customer on the progress of their order.
How the features can be utilised in different E-commerce stores.
Through utilising the services and solutions that Vardells has to offer, E-commerce businesses in the following industries are able to become more efficient and vigilant over orders, sales, stock levels and their operations as a whole.
- Clothing and footwear
- Online drop-shipping
- Electricals and white goods
- Travel goods
- Furniture and homeware
- Gardening and DIY
- Cosmetics and Beauty
What is warehouse management services e-commerce?
Ecommerce warehousing plays a vital role in storing products that are destined for sale on the internet. Meanwhile, ecommerce warehouse management encompasses the efficient supervision of all operations within an ecommerce warehouse.
What are essential ecommerce warehouse management processes?
The essential warehouse management processes for ecommerce businesses are as follows:
- Picking and packing
- Warehouse management software
- Inventory tracking
What is e-commerce inventory management?
Ecommerce inventory management entails the systematic monitoring of the whereabouts, quantity, pricing, and assortment of available inventory within your business. With a focus on the online retail sector, this aspect of inventory management caters to the needs of digital merchants who may require efficient tracking of inventory across multiple online sales platforms.
What are the different types of e-commerce?
Business-to-consumer (B2C), business-to-business (B2B), consumer-to-consumer (C2C), and consumer-to-business (C2B). These are the main types of ecommerce businesses.
How to start a warehouse or inventory management for e-commerce?
When starting warehouse or inventory management for an e-commerce store, keep these best practices in mind:
- Implement an e-commerce warehouse management system early
- Integrate your system with your current eCommerce store
- Set up your inventory minimums
- Ensure your inventory is properly labelled and easy to access in your warehouse/s
- Merge your couriers with your systems for quick delivery parameters
- Enable barcode scanning for easy data transfer to eCommerce CMS
- Automate processes where possible to reduce human error
Is eCommerce the same as logistics?
ECommerce is where a product is sold online, whether it be B2B, B2C or other. Logistics involves all the processes in getting that product from its place in your warehouse to the customer’s front door. ECommerce is not the same as logistics, although logistics plays a large part in eCommerce.
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