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17/8/18

Yes, you can implement a WMS before Christmas

Could you have a new WMS before Christmas? If you’re not thinking about Christmas yet, perhaps you should. Remember the chaos in your warehouse last Christmas? The mad dash to get all of those last minute orders shipped out in time for the big day? The trouble you had getting extra staff in December? Well,… Read more »

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11/7/18

4 ways Optimiser WMS Software Helps New Fulfilment Companies

Why is Optimiser the ideal WMS for new fulfilment companies? As well as helping established companies improve their warehouse productivity and efficiency, Optimiser WMS can be implemented in new fulfilment companies too. Are you: A freight / transport company looking to get into fulfilment? Just starting in fulfilment? Thinking about investing in fulfilment for the… Read more »

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16/1/18

10 Ways to Reduce Warehousing Costs

Can you reduce warehousing costs as well as increase productivity and efficiency? We think you can. If you’re looking to reduce warehousing costs as well as increasing productivity, then here’s what we think you should think about. 1. WMS Obviously we’re going to advocate that if you want to reduce warehousing costs, then you should… Read more »

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16/1/18

Hosted or Installed WMS?

Currently around 90% of Optima customers choose our hosted WMS option, enabling them to focus on the day-to-day running for their business like despatching orders and meeting customer needs rather than worrying about server performance, backing-up software or scheduling updates. Rather than WMS software being installed on a customer’s site, similar to traditional computer software,… Read more »

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15/1/18

Metapack 2017 Consumer Research Report Takeaways

We recently read the Metapack 2017 Consumer Research Report (requires registration), which contains many useful statistics for ecommerce retailers, ranging from what customers say is most important to them now, what they would pay extra for, and what they want to see in the future. This then provides a detailed insight into consumer opinions on ecommerce… Read more »

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28/11/17

10 Features to look for when choosing a WMS

If you’re in the process of choosing a WMS, then perhaps you already have some idea of what you need it to achieve, what functionality you need, and the limitations of your existing paper or PC based warehouse management system. Alternatively, you might not to look for when choosing a WMS, and are trying to compare… Read more »

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21/11/17

Black Friday 2017

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few weeks you can’t help but notice that Black Friday 2017 is almost upon us.  Taking place on the 24th November 2017, (the last Friday in November), this year is set to surpass the previous two years if retailers and analysts are to be believed…. Read more »

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31/10/17

AMS DC Delighted with Their Optima WMS

Following on from our recent AMS DC case study, we caught up with Adam at AMS and asked him how he and the rest of the team are getting on with their Optima warehouse management system. We asked him what made him choose Optimiser, and some of the benefits they have seen so far. How… Read more »

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07/7/17

Amazon Prime Day 2017

Could Amazon Prime Day 2017 be the biggest yet? July 11th sees the third Amazon Prime Day, where keen bargain hunters will be scouring the whole site to see what offers are on across the wide range of departments. So no matter what you’re looking for, from car accessories to children’s toys, TVs to trainers,… Read more »

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03/7/17

Can your warehouse staff be more efficient?

We talk about making your warehouse more efficient and effective, and obviously promote the benefits of Optimiser WMS, but can your warehouse staff be more efficient as well? Here are some of the things we advise when visiting clients and trying to help them work smarter. 1. Make the most popular products easily available Depending… Read more »