Kitting for the Holidays
If you’re an eCommerce company, you’re already making big plans for the holiday season. You’ve scheduled out important shipping days, started creating your marketing materials, and are working on logistics and fulfillment. There’s one additional consideration for holiday preparation: kitting.
Kitting simply refers to taking individual items and combining them with others to send out as a single item. It includes everything from sets of beauty products to supplements commonly used together to product samples to holiday gift bags.
In addition to kitting in the cart, those products are then assembled together neatly, packaged, and shipped as a single kit.
Why Use Kitting Services for the Holidays
With 45 out of 50 of the top shopping days during the holidays, eCommerce companies are already super busy and doing their best to multi-task. Unfortunately, with multi-tasking, mistakes are more likely to occur and stress levels increase. That can make it more difficult to delight customers with an effortless transaction and error-free order.
Hiring out a third-party fulfillment service like QuickBox that already has best practices set to streamline kitting can help you get the job done. No extra hassle or stress is needed.
- Quicker order fulfillment (and time savings) as the orders are assembled in advance
- Decreased costs on labor, storage space, packaging costs, and excess inventory
- Improved order management and fewer order errors
- Saved warehouse space
- Increased flexibility
- Decreased shipping errors
- Improved quality of service
- Most importantly, more delighted customers!
Don’t get crushed by the rush
It can also save you time as you test and promote different kits to attract new customers, increase loyalty, and improve sales. Plus, you can look at the inventory that’s been sitting on the shelf and combine it with other better-selling products to make the most of it.
There are multiple ways to kit: you can do it yourself in your own warehouse. You can work with your product manufacturer to kit products in advance. Finally, you can let a quality fulfillment center take on the task.
Especially during the holiday rush, time and money are at a premium. To ensure you’re making the most of both, consider outsourcing your fulfillment and kitting before the rush.
QuickBox Fulfillment has teams dedicated to custom kitting and assembly. Set up a time to find out how QuickBox can help you wow your clients this holiday season and beyond!