Streamline Your Order Fulfillment With Bulk Picking & Shipping

By Logicbroker | May 31, 2023

With sales peaks correlating with specific holidays or timeframes, seasonal suppliers are often left with tens of thousands of orders a week and a mountain of manual touchpoints to fulfill them. With no automated support and little need for a year-round order management system, suppliers who quickly go viral through social media promotion, are left scrambling to meet deadlines. To help ease suppliers utilizing the Logicbroker Portal, we developed a bulk picking and shipping tool that reduces the clicks it takes to fulfill orders in the Logicbroker Portal.

In the fast-paced world of eCommerce, every minute counts when it comes to fulfilling customer orders. The efficiency and accuracy of your order fulfillment process can make all the difference in providing exceptional customer experiences and staying ahead of the competition. That’s where bulk picking and shipping comes into play. 

What Is Bulk Picking & Shipping?

Bulk picking is a fulfillment strategy that involves consolidating multiple orders and picking all the required items together in one go. Rather than picking items individually for each order, bulk picking allows you to optimize your warehouse operations by minimizing travel time and reducing the number of touchpoints. This results in significant time savings and increased productivity. 

Bulk Picking & Shipping in the Real World

In the above demonstration of Bulk Picking, Demo Retailer is the brand associated with the order. The supplier is utilizing bulk picking to find 18 individual orders (that normally need their own set of clicks and processes to find, categorize, and then generate a shipping label for) to bulk select and automate the shipping label process. 

In our internal testing, with the help of several key suppliers for enterprise retailers in the Logicbroker Network, we discovered that on average a single order fulfillment process that has 10 individual orders requires 88 clicks. That number generally multiplies significantly as more orders are added.

With bulk picking, categorizing those 10 orders takes just 5 clicks. This dramatic reduction in manual touchpoints is the culmination of customer requests, listening sessions, and product demos designed to help our customers. If you’re a supplier with an integrated shipping service through the Logicbroker portal, those 5 clicks can also bulk ship your product with no extra effort. 

Key Benefits of Bulk Picking & Shipping
  • Enhanced Efficiency: By picking multiple orders simultaneously, bulk picking reduces the time spent navigating and searching for orders. This leads to a substantial increase in efficiency and allows you to process more orders in less time.
  • Error Reduction: With manual order picking, there is a higher risk of picking errors, such as selecting the wrong item or quantity. Bulk picking minimizes these errors by focusing on a specific group of orders at once, ensuring greater accuracy and reducing the need for error management.
  • Cost Savings: By optimizing your picking process and reducing the number of manual touchpoints, bulk picking helps you save on labor costs and increases your overall operational efficiency.
  • Faster Order Fulfillment: With bulk picking and shipping, you can fulfill orders at a faster rate, leading to shorter delivery times and improved customer satisfaction.
Save Yourself Time

Order fulfillment is a critical aspect of your business’ success. Implementing bulk picking and shipping as part of your order management process can significantly enhance your operational efficiency, reduce errors, and provide a competitive edge. Whether you’re a Logicbroker portal user, or looking to find a technology partner that can keep your operation as efficient as possible, we are excited for the Logicbroker Network to see this process in action. 

To learn more about Logicbroker, or discover other incredible tools in our arsenal, reach out to our sales team to schedule a demo, sit down with our ROI calculator, or discuss ways to optimize your business. 


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