In order for a POS fulfilment and distribution service to be effective, numerous elements must come together. Below, we explore the range of elements often available within POS fulfilment and distribution services.
Receiving and Monitoring Inventory
In order for any of the subsequent steps to be successful, it is vital that a business’ inventory is effectively managed and regularly updated. The majority of third-party logistics use warehousing to store and manage stock. Taking regularly inventory and employing systematic organisational systems help businesses stay on top of their product and ensure that customer demand is fulfilled.
Pick & Pack
Pick and pack systems are commonly used by e-commerce businesses that ship small orders to customers. Pick and pack is one of the earliest stages of POS fulfilment, whereby the contents of an order are picked from master cartons on warehouse shelves and placed into boxes or envelopes that are addressed to customers. Pick and pack systems come in numerous varieties, using various technologies and methods to ensure maximal efficiency and accuracy.
Once an order has been packed in accordance to both the order specification and the packaging needs of an item, orders are then shipped to customers and suppliers. Outsourcing POS fulfilment and distribution takes shipping orders out of the hands of a business’ internal team, offering them the guarantee that customer experience is not being compromised by non-specialist packing and shipping errors.
As previously mentioned, the specifics of a provider’s POS fulfilment and distribution services will very. Here at Allegro Logistics, we offer our clients access to both domestic and international shipping as to ensure all prospective customers have access to your product.
As your business scales and the demands from your customer base change, your POS fulfilment and distribution needs may change too. Luckily, many POS logistics providers offer consultancy within their services. Consultancy services such as those available with Allegro Logistics offer businesses peace of mind that the service they pay for is specialised tailored to their needs. Consultancy also offers clients the opportunity to use experts as a sounding board ahead of making any changes to wider elements of the packaging and distribution, or even marketing, process.
Point of Sale Materials
Another element of POS fulfilment and distribution is point of sale materials. When an order is shipped to retailer for sale at a brick-and-mortar location, additional materials are required to help situate the product and maximise purchases at that point of sale. Point of sale materials can be routinely delivered to sale agents, store chains and retailers to maximise the sales of brand’s products. Within the point of sale materials available with Allegro logistics, we offer clients the opportunity to either provide relevant materials themselves or enlist the assistance of our professional printing service. Examples of point-of-sale materials include shelf stands, aisle display units or even items such as PR boxes.