Christmas spending habits
As Christmas draws closer, consumers tend to spend more on shopping for gifts. This puts strain on industries as they are required to fulfil consumer expectations of delivery times, stock levels, etc in a short period of time.
According to the Bank Of England, on average households spend almost £740 more in December, which is 29% more than in a typical month. This shows how many more products have to be made to cover all consumers and how much demand companies are under to keep processes efficient so they can keep stock levels high.
As time has gone on, consumers have reduced the amount of shopping done in a high street and have instead turned to online shopping to collect their goods. This tends to be because it is more convenient for the average person who doesn't have time to spend walking around shops. Other benefits of the online shop is being able to access multiple sites at one time to compare costs and/or buy a variety of items at one time.
The perk of next day delivery, which to most consumers is necessary, puts added strain on businesses as they then need to get the product from their warehouse to the consumer in as little as 24 hours. When this is multiplied by millions of consumers, it can become a real problem to keep up with demand when the system isn't automated or up to date as it needs to be. Automation is vital to businesses as it reduces time on unnecessary tasks, moves products around warehouses quicker and it can reduce overall costs within a warehouse.
This is where Orion can help to develop a solution that not only keeps up with demand but makes processes simpler for staff, leaving them more time to do important tasks. We can design and implement a system that is specific to your business and with a modular design, we can always add or change parts of the solution depending on your needs at the time.
We understand the importance of keeping up with competitors by having a system that runs efficiently and effectively at a constant rate. That's why we take the time to visit your site and work with you to understand the key components to your business, before devising a plan that will run effectively and best suit your business.
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