Miesięczne archiwum: Styczeń 2018

Order completion module – quick and correct order fulfillment

The quick execution of orders is one of many factors determining the success of online sales. However, preparing the purchased products for the shipment in a rush may result in the incorrect completion of the order. Plus, wondering if you packed the correct product in a correct number and going back to the shelf just to be sure. In the end, the correct content of the package is one of the main determiners of customer’s satisfaction. The i-systems company has built the order completion module which makes collecting purchased items quicker and error-free. It is the last, but at the same time crucial stage in the whole online sales process, that can be automated by integration with e-commerce system.

Process

A tab with customers orders is available in the store admin panel. The listing includes the order number, customer name, price, date of placing the order, name of the warehouse employee and order status. Taking the last component into the consideration – there are three statuses – Completion has not begun, Finished – with the date of completion, and Not completed. After clicking the button Complete the order, the tab with product list is displayed. This is where the completion takes place. The list can be downloaded and printed which makes it easier to search for products in the warehouse. In practice it looks like this – the employee responsible for preparing packages has a barcode scanner, connected to the computer (i.e. by USB). After scanning the code of the product or entering EAN code to the system manually, products automatically change their backlight colour, corresponding to their number. If the number of products is correct, the backlight is green, too small – yellow, too big – blue. In case of mistake, the products can be rescanned. There is also an option to enter the number of items and scan the product only once.

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The order doesn’t have to be completed at once. When given products are currently not available or there is a problem to find them, the employee can simply click the button The product is not available in the warehouse. This button triggers change of order status to Not completed. On the other hand, if all products are packed, the Forward parcel button appears. Next, the status on the list of orders changes to Dispatched for shipping and information about the date of its completion is displayed. Then, it is possible to print the logistic label and the package is ready to send. However, to search for the orders easier, there are filters, which allow selecting the orders, among others by the completion status.

Benefits

Having an order completion module brings real benefits, both to business owners, their employees and target customers. This tool significantly optimizes the packing time by automating the order completion process. By scanning products, the employee will always be sure that the package prepared by him is compatible with the order. The risk of potential mistake is therefore reduced. All of this contributes to the reduction of money loss incurred by the company as a result of incorrect order completion.



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Mobile app in the omnichannel model

During the last couple of years the shopping process, as well as shopping triggers have changed. The customers often use a mobile device for shopping or searching for products. They expect to be in constant touch with the brand and consistent experience through multiple sales channels. A mobile app integrated with e-commerce system becomes an important channel. In this article, we present selected features of the mobile app taking as an example R-GOL.com – the store for football lovers in Poland.

Customers open push notifications more often

Push notifications are the messages sent via mobile app to the customers’ devices. Around 80% of target receivers open push notifications. This is because the solution is an answer to the current needs of the customers, who like to be in the uninterrupted contact with the brand. If the customer downloaded the mobile app from App Store or Google Play, it means that he or she would like to be able to check the offer of the brand at any time. They are also interested in company’s business.

The administrator can decide what kind of content he or she would like to send and choose the target group. Everything via e-commerce system. This solution makes it easy to inform the customer about the change of order status or to send a defined group of users a message about the additional discount or interesting form of sale.

Push notifications can be also helpful in decreasing the number of abandoned carts. The administrator, through e-commerce system, can receive the database of persons that have given up the purchase, and with push notifications send them an invitation to re-check the offer.

Check online and buy offline

It’s not rare that the customers prefer to find the product online before making a decision to buy one. Therefore, they can check its parameters or opinions of other users. Next, they finalize the purchase at the salon of the brand. This process is called the ROPO effect.

By connecting warehousing for online and offline stores, there is a possibility for customers to check the product availability in the particular salon through the mobile app. It is a very comfortable solution because they are sure that the goods they are interested in are available in the chosen traditional store.

See offline and buy online

The mobile app, equipped with a barcode scanner, is a solution which efficiently connects traditional and online sales. This feature is especially helpful in a situation when there are no desired sizes available or when a customer wants to know the additional parameters of the product. After scanning the barcode, the mobile app will display a product tab in the online store. The customer can read the detailed description of the product or make a purchase in online store of the brand. Mobile app for e-commerce system, along with the barcode scanner, is an effective solution for sales support.

Click&collect service in the mobile app

Click&collect service enables shopping through the online store and collecting the order in the chosen localization. Typically, the places where customers can pick up products are the brand’s traditional stores.

Implementation of the click&collect functionality requires a particular software and coherent warehouse management for online and offline. For the customers, it is a comfortable form of shipping. He or she can collect the product at a convenient time. The click&collect service can be an efficient way to increase sales, as the customer, while picking up the order, very often makes an additional purchase.

Consistent data in multiple sales channels

When making a decision to implement the mobile app one should remember about the integration with e-commerce system. Hence, all data about product availability, prices, methods of payments and delivery will be the same as in online store. Moreover, if anything changes in the e-commerce system, it will be automatically updated in the mobile app with no necessity to send those changes to App Store and Google Play. Mobile App integrated with the online store, with the features that enable development of the omnichannel model, is the answer to the demands of the customers and a way to efficiently build a bond with the customer.

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