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Packiyo WMS makes it easy for you and your team to get rid of the paper and go digital. Here's what you need to run pick, pack, and ship.

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Key Factors in Selecting Warehouse Equipment


Efficiency:

The right equipment can drastically enhance the speed and accuracy of operations, from receiving and storing to picking and shipping.
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Space:

Proper equipment makes the best use of available space. For instance, the right shelving and storage solutions can maximize vertical space, freeing up floor space for other operations.

Safety:

The correct equipment reduces the risk of workplace injuries.
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Cost:

Quality might seem costly upfront, but it leads to significant long-term savings by reducing labor costs, minimizing errors, and speeding up operations.

Scalability:

The right equipment choices can be scaled up or modified to accommodate increased volumes without a complete overhaul.

Compliance:

Certain industries have specific regulations regarding how goods must be stored and handled. The right equipment ensures compliance with these regulations, avoiding legal issues and fines.

Inventory Management:

Efficient tracking and management of inventory are made possible with the right equipment, reducing losses due to misplacement, theft, or spoilage.

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PACKING STATION EQUIPMENT

Base PC running Windows

Barcode scanner USB wired

Thermal label printer

Tip: BarcodeFactory.com (this is more expensive than the Dymo, however, we find it more reliable)

Note: You may want to add a basic black-and-white laser printer for invoices and gift notes.


HANDHELD HARDWARE (for taking inventory and order picking)

Tablet

(Packiyo's app runs on both iOS and Android. We recommend Android to reduce costs.)

Tip: Samsung Tab A7 at Amazon

Case

(for drops; also the strap is handy)

Tip: Seymac Stock at Amazon

Barcode scanner

Tip: Socket Mobile Socket Scanner S700 series at Amazon (refurbished)


HANDLING AND STORAGE EQUIPMENT


Carts

(helps pickers pick orders)

Tip: Steelton at Webrestaurantstore

Bins

Tip: Bins can be used as totes for multi-item batch picking

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