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03/4/18

Faster Warehouse Picking and Dispatch

As mentioned in our article about warehouse consultancy we take the time to get to know your business, and see how else we can help, and what else we can automate and improve, like faster picking and dispatch. Improving picking and dispatch leads to greater efficiencies, so that you can send out more orders without having… Read more »

27/3/18

How did your warehouse perform last year?

We talked about how 2017 was for Optima and what we achieved, and now it’s time we focused on you. How did your warehouse perform last year? Perhaps your products, brand or website really took off, thanks to hard work from your marketing department, or from a surprisingly popular or unexpectedly celebrity-endorsed social media post. If… Read more »

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 »

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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 »