Pick pack and ship your orders in an organized way with pick to tote that ensures each order within a batch is scanned to a tote so you can quickly scan and fulfill each order from the tote
Up to 75% of warehouse costs are labor related, picking software helps achieve 66% greater per employee output with route planning and order batching
Forget about box-sizing, correct items, and manual data entry, a packing system provides granular detail on box size and enforces correct product with barcode scans
Validate addresses, rate shop, shipping service selection, and shipping label printing is coordinated within the system in one click to cut shipping times by 43%
The real brains behind your warehouse organization is the ability to get orders out to customers fast. While each organization may have different pick methods or warehouse layouts the essential components to pick pack ship orders are still there. A pick pack ship software helps improve the rate at which orders are processed by breaking down tasks into manageable bites that are organized and executed across your labor force. Here are a few things to keep in mind when considering pick pack ship software.
Depending on your inventory attributes and order types you'll select a picking method that will serve the top 20% of orders the fastest. A few pick methods to lookup include wave picking, zone picking, batch picking, single pick, and partial pick. Our favorite methods are batch and wave picking, which is why by default SKUSavvy creates order batches, then assembles these into wave picks for maximum efficiency.
Visual, voice, and pick to light are all possible options within a pick pack ship software to direct the user to pick products around the warehouse. Voice picking involves speaking the location of the pick through an earpiece. Visual picking such as within SKUSavvy shows the user a visual of the warehouse, and the location of the item on their screen. Pick to light makes the user aware of the pick bin with a light indicator on the bin itself.
Shipping faster comes down to A) the carrier service selected B) your ability to provide accurate shipping info quickly. While it's true some of your shipping may be done already at the time of the order, oftentimes the label will come from a separate service that requires input from employees on package dimensions, weight, origin, and destination information on top of selecting the specific service to use.
Because the software has all the specific pieces of information for items and boxes, each order can be supplied a box size suggestion. This makes shipping rates lower, and also improves time to package by removing guesswork. It's also handy to have the shipment details available while fulfilling the order, so packers can quickly make changes or adjustments if needed to the order.
If you've never run a pick pack ship software, it's likely you may be printing pick lists, entering shipping information, and redundantly entering warehouse information back to your central system. With a system in place, each step along the process is done through an app, and it is populated across the whole system so there is never inaccurate information, and required information can be supplied instantly for shipping labels and box size suggestions.
Something a pick pack ship software does well is to organize the tasks into steps along the order journey. By keeping things organized into silos, the workload can be spread around to different labor groups. This is another example of batching tasks. Within this, the software keeps all orders and items aligned so orders aren't improperly picked or packed without sacrificing speed to manually check orders before shipping.
If the labor force isn't productive, your warehouse will suffer. For this reason, it's important to have task tracking at the employee level to keep up with pick rates, errors rates, and shipments per day. This will help you identify areas of your process that might be inefficient so you can either redesign or allocate new personnel. It's also handy to have this information for your overall growth strategy.
A good pick pack ship software will utilize barcode scanning throughout the whole process. By using barcodes as item identity verification you can cut order errors down the line. If you are picking to a cart, the system may direct a scan of the product, and a scan of the pick cart location to ensure each item makes it to it's destination.
Group orders by item similarity, and effortlessly navigate through your warehouse with optimized pick routing showing each item's precise location(s) on a 2d or 3d map.
Get a suggested box size based on the shipment contents. Scan or tap to add the correct items, and even use multi-box shipments when necessary to save time and money.
Shop rates from over 25 carriers, or automatically choose the correct rate based on an order's shipping method. Once selected, simply print to fulfill the order and notify your customer.
Use any phone camera to identify over 20 different barcode types at distance, in low light, or at an angle. Reduce costs associated with expensive laser scanners and get faster scans with computer vision
Place multiple items within one bin or keep each bin to one single product for simplicity and to maximize storage space. Search and find items quickly across all bins using the visual warehouse tool
Cut down on pick times and travel distance around the warehouse with an intelligent pathfinding algorithm that uses machine learning to improve over time as items move around the warehouse
For each order, SKUSavvy takes all item's dimensional information then utilizes the available packaging dimensions to automatically select the right box for each order every time
Print item labels, bin barcodes, shipping labels, and order invoices directly from any device to mobile Brother printers via AirPrint and Google Print. Print an entire batch of shipping labels in two taps
Reduce fulfillment time substantially when you batch up similar orders. Pick like items to reduce travel time then ensure a smooth handoff to packing with a barcode scan directly on the batch