The automation of your order fulfillment processes is primarily related to system integration. But what is it really about? In short, it looks as follows
Having an online store, you created it on various store platforms. Depending on your needs, which are actually related to the assortment you sell and the potential customer, you choose the right store platform. These can be open source solutions such as WooCommerce related to WordPress, Magento, PrestaShop, Shoper, Shopify, IdoSell and others or dedicated, tailor-made solutions.
Every self-respecting warehouse operator has its own Warehouse Management System (WMS). WMS is software that helps companies manage and control daily warehouse operations, from the moment goods and materials enter a distribution or fulfillment center until they leave. WMS software systems are a key component of supply chain management and provide real-time visibility into a company’s entire inventory, in warehouses and during transit. In addition to inventory management, WMS offers tools for picking and packing processes, resource utilization, analytics, and more. There are basically a variety of colors on the market. Starting from very expensive and technologically advanced to smaller and cheaper. The largest WMS systems from SAP (its many varieties), Quguar by Quantum to Logifact, WFMag, which is in fact an extensive ERP.
Courier operators. Transport.
The third party to the system integration should be the courier provider, which will complement the implementation of your orders. The most popular couriers in Poland are at your fingertips through the so-called API. INPOST, DHL, DPD are just the tip of the courier possibilities in Poland. Of course, they provide their services both in Poland and cross border using their own or cooperating network. Your products will arrive very quickly at the proverbial end of the world.
All 3(4,5) PL operators with a modern approach to business have integration tools. At HOPI, we use Linker. The system itself and the support provided by Linker allow us to guide our clients through the “nooks and crannies” of integration in a very flexible, but also professional way, basically without the need to know IT services and programming.