Why it is Important to Pay a Visit to Your Order Fulfillment Warehouse?

E-commerce sellers who have learned about outsourcing warehouses maybe want to check the actual delivery status to confirm the professionalism of the 3rd party logistics. Thus, it is a good choice to conduct a field visit around and inside the warehouse. So what are the important issues that can be judged by fieldwork?

First of all, you can check the surrounding environment of the warehouse. In order to ensure the timeliness of delivery, the courier can enter the courier distribution center as soon as possible. The e-commerce seller needs to confirm whether the order fulfillment warehouse is around or even inside the courier distribution center to ensure the delivery. At the same time,

also need to confirm the traffic conditions around the warehouse, because e-commerce sellers need to send goods to warehousing companies through logistics or other methods, so the transportation convenience during delivery and storage needs to be guaranteed.

At the same time, you can also see the professionalism of the warehouse staff, which is a very important aspect. For example, some Amazon sellers may have fragile products or some items that require more professional storage methods(red wine, cosmetics, food, etc. ), so you can visit  the warehouse to check the level of personnel operation and find whether there is violent operation or any factors that can damage your inventory. In Fact, whether or not your goods are protected in the third-party warehouse is also a problem that e-commerce sellers are more concerned about. No one wants to receive the news that their goods is damaged.

In addition, e-commerce sellers also need to confirm whether warehousing company is equipped with a professional warehouse management system and related equipment to ensure the accuracy of delivery.

Finally, China Division welcomes your visit at any time! Please be sure to contact us if you have any questions about the order fulfillment and Chinese warehousing.

Suggestions on Controlling Fulfillment Warehouse Loss Rate

What is the utilization rate of the warehouse to prove the strength of an e-commerce order fulfillment center? In a sense, it covers the control of loss rate, the lower the loss rate is, the better the utilization rate will be. Nevertheless, the turnover rate of goods in the e-commerce warehouse is quite high, and there will be losses in the process of turnover and movement. What’s worse, it is difficult to predict where these losses will occur, how many losses will occur, whether they will be registered timely, what causes it, and the most important question is how to effectively control the rate of loss of inventory.

The following aspects will tell you how ChinaDivision carry out this work:

  • List Loss Points

All warehouse staff will participate in the discussion, starting with the process of e-commerce warehouse management, studying which operations are easy to cause the loss of goods, and recording these possible problems timely. Second, we need to count historical data, classify according to the cause of loss, and see how much loss is caused by each loss point. To determine the percentage of each loss that accounts for the overall loss of the e-commerce warehousing.

  • Set the Standard for Los

According to the data, ChinaDivision will calculate the loss value and percentage of the loss point to determine the loss standard and determine how much the loss standard should be kept. Zero loss is always just an idealized number. In reality, there is no such zero loss situation. 3pl fulfilment It is better to work out a more reasonable control target at a time and gradually improve it. Besides, the loss prevention standards mainly  referred to  two aspects, one is the target value, and the other is the loss prevention operation standard, which is used to regulate the staff in the e-commerce cloud storage in order to control within the target loss value operational requirements.

  • Record Data Timely

It is not for the operator to clarify the target value of the loss to be controlled, to receive training to understand how to prevent loss, and the loss will naturally fall below the target. It is necessary to record and account for the loss of the operation. In some places where management is not standardized, there are certain hidden rules, such as underreporting of losses, concealment, or staring at target values. These actions will affect the timely search for the cause of the loss, and then take effective measures to reduce subsequent occurrences. We have formulated the rules for accurate accounting. The loss is classified according to the reason for loss and scrap in the finance. When the reason is more general, the specific loss point is written in the remarks, which is convenient for the next round of combing and reducing the entire warehouse management. There must be a mechanism for inspection, supervision, and assessment, and actions that are not properly accounted for should be dealt with and punished in a timely manner.

Only by sorting out these loss issues, determining specific loss standards, and confirming the data in time, can the loss be controlled within the target range, so both the drop shippers and their customers can benefit a lot.