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20/3/18

Courier Management System Vs Direct Courier Integration

We recently talked about the 2017 MetaPack Report, and our response to the Metapack Report, and this time we thought that we’d discuss the reasons for and against choosing a Courier Management System. These include the likes of MetaPack, GFS,  Scurri, or Amazon  (Amazon’s “Merchant Fulfilment” system),  and whether these types of companies should replace your… Read more »

09/3/18

Your Warehouse in 2018

If you’re glad that the busiest time of your year is over, then perhaps you’ve finally got a minute to yourself, and now you’re thinking about your warehouse in 2018. You might be extremely thankful for your WMS, and how much of a difference it made to your busiest period of the year. However, now… Read more »

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31/1/18

Optima’s response to the Metapack 2017 Consumer Research Report

After highlighting our Top 10 Takeaways from the Metapack 2017 Consumer Research Report, we thought we’d respond with our thoughts on how Optima and Optimser WMS can help you meet your customer expectations. 1. Customers want a wide range of delivery options It goes without saying that customers want a wide range of delivery options… Read more »

20/1/18

Optima Consultancy Service

As well as providing highly effective Warehouse Management Systems to companies of all sizes, across different industries and sectors, both in the UK and abroad, we also provide a consultancy service too. A lot of our consultancy work stems from the WMS software implementation project, as you learn more about the features and benefits of… Read more »

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 »

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 »

MetaPack 2017 Report screenshot

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 »

12/1/18

2017 WMS Installations

Our Optima 2017 article, talked about some of the technical improvements we made last year to Optimser WMS, and the systems we now integrate with, this time we’re talking about Warehouse Management System installations. We are delighted to report that we also delivered a number of Warehouse Management Systems to different types of customers. Here… Read more »

06/1/18

Optima 2017

It was a fantastic 2017 for us all here at Optima, and our Optimser Warehouse Management Software goes from strength to strength, thanks to our team, and our customers. Here’s what you need to know about Optima in 2017. Technical features We worked introducing and improving a lot of technical features during 2017. Here’s just… Read more »