How To: Select the Best Store to Fulfill From

Picking the Best Store to Fulfill Orders

Are you concerned about selling your store inventory online?

How do you decide which stores can fulfill orders quickest and cheapest with the least amount of errors and without overloading their staff or over-selling inventory?

It’s complicated.

Automatic Selection with the Right Software

Celerant’s best store fulfillment automatically determines which store should fulfill which orders.

Here’s how it works: Celerant automatically selects the best store based on your priorities and preferences, such as location, stock levels, weeks of supply, planned promotions, projected sales, staffing, pickup frequency, and many others. You can also allow or prevent partial shipments and rotate stores to prevent over-utilizing your store, staff, and inventory.

Let’s say a customer makes an online purchase of products A and B.

Store one has six weeks of supply of product A, but none of product B. Store two has none of product A and six weeks supply of product B. Store three has one week of supply of both.

Since this retailer has chosen complete shipments to be a priority, the order will ship out of store three, even though it only has one week of supply of both products. Store three now has the option to accept or reject the order based on their ability to fulfill

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Quicker Fulfillment with the Right Store

Celerant alerts you in real time when the store accepts or rejects the order and when it’s fulfilled and tracks the performance of each store. After embracing best store fulfillment, one of our retail clients now ships 98% of their orders same day, reducing labor costs by 12%.

As a result, their online sales are growing 23% on average year-over-year.

With Celerant, it you can maximize your inventory to the fullest potential so you can better compete online.

Streamline your Order Fulfillment Process with Ease

Learn how you can automate processes and increase sales both in store and online using Celerant’s all-in-one retail software.