Setting up shop in the garage of his rental house on a winding suburban road east of Seattle, entrepreneur Jeff Bezos couldn’t have imagined how his company would grow.
The garage has since been converted into a lounge, but that very house still has an oversized mail box on the front drive, a clue to the amount of post that was being sent to Mr Bezos in the early days of the company we all now know as Amazon.
Originally called Cadabra, a play on the word abracadabra, it was 20 years ago that the small start-up business sold its first book, and now the business has gone from strength to strength to be one of the biggest retailers in the world.
Much has changed in the past 20 years, not just for Amazon, but for everyone in the world of online business and particularly those who use Warehouse Management Systems. The benefits of WMS are everywhere, from customers to couriers.
This WMS infographic looks at the progression of Amazon from cottage industry to global phenomenon, as well as how we at Optima have grown down the years and why a WMS is essential for major players in the world of Ecommerce.
So prepare to take a journey though time and see the benefits of WMS.
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If you need new WMS software, want a better of way of dispatching orders, or are interested in how to make your warehouse more efficient, then why not see how we can help?