Unleashing the Power of Technology in Order Fulfilment

Written by 
Dee Set Staff
9 November, 2023

Order fulfilment services aren’t exactly the new kids on the block. In fact, they are one of the more concrete aspects of delivering stock as part of your brand’s business, forming the backbone of your logistics day in, day out. 

But it’s technology that really gets those wheels moving (both literally and figuratively).

Using new and advanced technological solutions can help boost your business’ overall performance and productivity, reduce errors and make everything more efficient. 

Which isn’t half bad, considering its all bleeps and bloops. 

As ecommerce and brick-and-mortar stores quickly merge to appeal to the modern shopper, order fulfilment is having to adapt. Fast. 

Luckily, businesses who act sooner rather than later on utilising tech can future proof their operations, transforming their output and making things generally easier all round.

Now isn’t that nice? 

At Dee Set, our experts have got you covered, as order fulfilment software and strategy is just one of the cutting-edge solutions we offer to all of our clients. 

In this guide, we’ll show you the ins and outs of harnessing this incredible tech - so your strategies can go the extra mile without you so much as lifting a finger.

After all, big brands need big thinking. 


Let’s dive in.

Let’s Break Down Order Fulfilment

There are several different ways that fulfilment technology can optimise and maximise efficiency in this particular area. They not only allow you to quickly scale up, but also drill down on errors and catch them before they become bigger problems - handy for when you’ve got multiple logistical plates spinning. 

But first: let’s tackle the basics.

What is Order Fulfilment - and why is it so important?

In a nutshell, fulfilment is all the ways your orders get picked, packed, tracked, and placed in the right shops at the right time. 

As such, it’s a crucial part of business - and shouldn’t be overlooked in your strategy. 

After all, fulfilment is what gets products on shelves, in baskets and in households, which is the bread-and-butter process that gains revenue and integrity with your target market. Happy customers are returning customers, so that means there’s plenty of pressure on getting this down pat.

Of course, if you’re just starting out - or haven’t integrated order fulfilment software into your existing service - this can feel intimidating. 

(Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered).

Harnessing Order Fulfilment Technology For Your Business

We have the technology.

And so should you. After all, order fulfilment technology can help your business in spades, from ecommerce to the warehouse, helping to nip a plethora of errors in the bud, such as: 

  • Choosing the wrong product
  • Selecting inadequate quantities
  • Mixing two or more orders
  • And much more.

In this section, we’ll break down the topline benefits for businesses. 

Using technology for order preparation

Order picking is one of the most complex tasks in the supply chain - which is why technology can certainly help with the slack. 

These devices work through a warehouse management system (WMS) where applicable, which indicates the quantities and types of products to collect. This can provide more guidance for operator pick paths, while distributing products to the right people - with the option to switch to manual facilities as well as automated. 

One of the main benefits of implementing technology in order fulfilment is to vastly reduce the error rate in order picking. 

Sure, human error is part and parcel of any role. But it can become a major problem on a recurring basis - costing you time and money in returns and customer displeasure. 

Luckily, order fulfilment technology can help with accurately tracking requests and stock - so those headaches are quickly eased. 

End-to-end assistance

At Dee Set, we use technology to streamline our fulfilment services.

That’s from the fundamentals such as picking and packing to returns and repackaging, as well as the design, production, and distribution of marketing materials such as free-standing display units (FSDUs). 

To shape this, insights gleaned from multiple data points are used to help you analyse your end-to-end fulfilment process - beyond accuracy rates and orders shipped. 

At Dee Set, we use order fulfilment technology to transform fresh data into actionable insights that you can use to make smarter decisions in your strategy. 

That means we can help you track: 

  • Sales trends 
  • Seasonal Perks 
  • Promotional initiatives 

To help you refine and improve the way you track and send orders to your keen customer base. 

We'll also keep a careful eye on your stock levels and track your in-store and online sales to make sure you're maximising space, time and budget.

Revamp the customer experience with Dee Set

Take on all the drama fulfilment can throw at you with the help of a seasoned fulfilment service provider who knows how to make sure that orders are delivered correctly each and every time. 

(Psst - that’s us!)

When you work with Dee Set, you can expect: 

  • 99.8% picking accuracy 
  • End-to-end support for easy-breezy fulfilment 
  • Real-time reporting and analytics for top-level insights 
  • Collaborative approach between our team and yours

At Dee Set, we’re really good at what we do. 

Don’t believe us? Check out our customer stories - where we’ve provided a huge range of services for businesses big and small across the UK.

And when it comes to order fulfilment, we’re the go-to’s for brands who want outside-the-box thinking for their strategies. 

Sounds good? There’s no better time to get in touch. 

You can chat with us by filling out our contact form or by giving us a call on 01782 266667 - from there, our team will discuss the options and help you to find a fulfilment solution that’s right for you, your business, and your customers.

Ready to get started on the path to success? Get in touch now.

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