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Black Friday Cost Of Living
Online Retailers
How the cost of living crisis impacted Black Friday 2022
Ecommerce retailers have experienced accelerated growth in recent years - supply chain expert Ian Hart reflects on whether that has been sustained during Black Friday 2022.
by Ian Hart
Avoid Pick Pack Mistakes
Warehouse Management
How To Prevent Picking Errors In A Warehouse
Avoid unnecessary costs by reducing warehouse picking errors. Learn about different methods to reduce mistakes and best practices to follow with Mintsoft.
Signs To Outsource Fulfillment
11 Signs It's Time To Outsource Fulfillment
As you grow your ecommerce business, scaling your fulfillment to match demand can be tricky. Learn more about outsourcing fulfillment with Mintsoft.
4 Benefits of Being a Tech-Enabled 3PL Fulfilment Partner
As the 3PL industry grows, now is the perfect time to become a tech-enabled 3PL provider for a more streamlined order fulfilment process.
Types Of Warehouse Blog
Warehouse Management
10 Types Of Warehouses & How To Choose One
In this article, we explore the 10 types of warehouses available to ecommerce businesses and the pros and cons for each. Learn more with Mintsoft.
Digital Invoice Blog
Online Retailers
What is e-invoicing?
For businesses looking to streamline their processes, invoicing automation is a quick and cost-effective way to minimise manual input, freeing up more time for other aspects of your ecommerce business. Let’s take a look at this in more detail.
by Danny Lawson, eCommerce and OMS Expert
Online Retailers
Should You Sell On Not On The High Street?
If you’re looking to start selling online, or you’d like to expand your retail footprint, you may be considering selling on Not On The High Street (NOTHS), or another similar website supporting independent sellers. In this article, we’re going to look at selling on Not On The High Street, helping you to understand whether it’s right for your business, how much it costs, and how to apply to become a Not On The High Street seller.
by Patrick Prasad, Head of Strategic Partnerships
Common Pain Points Of Ecommerce Order Fulfillment And How To Overcome Them
Order Management
8 Challenges of Ecommerce Order Fulfilment and How to Overcome Them
Accurate and speedy order fulfilment is important, read our guide on how to overcome the common challenges in ecommerce order fulfilment.
by Dan Lawson, E-commerce and OMS Expert
Optimise Your Delivery Strategy
Shipping Management
Delivery Complaints Across The UK: How To Optimise Your Delivery Strategy
New research from Mintsoft analysed thousands of monthly Google searches in the UK from people searching for advice regarding a missing or delayed delivery, to determine which areas are suffering the most in regards to delivery delays. With 63,660 searches per month in the UK, the industry as a whole is failing to meet customer expectations, despite the ever-increasing demand for excellence in delivery. 
Increase Ecommerce Revenue
Online Retailers
Ecommerce Trends And Technologies In 2022
Having a website and a fast internet connection to serve your customers is no longer enough - technology is changing the way businesses run their operations today. Whilst there is often hesitancy to make the shift to implementing technology to improve operations, it offers many long term benefits by boosting overall production efficiency when receiving, picking, packing and shipping orders to customers.
by Jordan Westley, E-commerce and OMS Expert
A Z Order Management Dictionary
Order Management
The A-Z of Order Management: Terms and Definitions You Need To Know
Implementing fulfilment technology is becoming a big part of e-commerce businesses’ fulfilment strategy. There is a large amount of jargon and order management terminology to be aware of if you are considering implementing an automated WMS (Warehouse Management Software) or OMS (Order Management System) or looking to upgrade your existing one. Z Mintsoft has compiled a comprehensive order management glossary with the words, terminology and functionalities to be aware of – or to simply learn more about:
by Danielle Allen
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Warehouse Management
This Is Where There Are the Biggest Shortages of Warehouse Operatives in the UK
Having analysed data from Indeed for all the vacancies for warehouse operatives, Mintsoft found that London – which has 233 openings – is the UK location with the highest number of vacant warehouse operative jobs and the area with the biggest shortage. With 219 job vacancies, Bristol is second, followed by Birmingham and Northampton.
by Rob Hodgson, WMS and E-commerce Fulfilment Expert
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