A successful Pick and Pack service fulfils your customer orders quickly and efficiently. And what’s more, they ensure that your products make it to their final destination without damage.
So what strategies can Pick and Pack services implement to reduce their error margin even further?
Read on and find out why the devil is in the detail.
Pick and Pack Staff Training
One of the most common reasons for Pick and Pack errors is inexperienced staff. Selecting the correct item number, loading products on to pallets and filling containers for shipments is no easy task and without proper training, inexperienced staff can easily make unnecessary errors.
Just as important as maximising storage space, ensuring that your customer’s products are packaged accordingly can avoid any costly damages. Double check that any protective packaging is still intact before the product is shipped, and once loaded onto freight, make sure that the items are secure. Products often become damaged during shipping so paying particular attention to how they are loaded, can reduce any chance of them falling over or being damaged by heavier packages.
Plan for Busy Periods
At certain times of the year, Pick and Pack Services can become busy very quickly so it pays to plan ahead for such rushes. When a warehouse is busier, the Pick and Pack process can become more complex with an increase in deliveries, shipments and general turnover. It’s important therefore that the service is able to deal with several orders at once and arrange more regular shipments as required. By focusing on the task at hand and streamlining processes as much as possible, errors can be kept minimal and customers will be kept happy.
Do you run a pick and pack and pack service? What steps do you take to ensure you run a tight ship and avoid costly errors? Perhaps you’ve used pick and pack services as a business? What did you think of the service you received?