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How to introduce a WMS to your ecommerce tech stack

Oliver Rhodes
  • 14 December 2021
  • 4 min read

One of the things that we love about the work that we do is just how varied our client base is. It's apparent to us, every single day, that there is no one model to follow for e-commerce success. Every single company has different needs, different growth rates, different ways of doing business and different systems mixes.



Invest in the best tech stack for ecommerce that can scale with you

Tackling such a wide range of problems head-on helps us to ensure that our WMS is always evolving to beat the challenges facing retailers. And working with e-commerce leaders who are actively working to take full control of their fulfillment has reinforced our belief that focus really is a key driver of growth. 

Focus is one of the main reasons why people start talking to us. Our e-commerce-focused warehouse management system (WMS) is what we're known for. When we talk to companies, we help them to hone their focus on improving the most important aspects of their warehousing to help boost efficiency and get more orders out of the door faster. Part of this involves assisting with the development of the best tech stack for ecommerce for their business' needs. 


Deciding whether to introduce a WMS isn't always easy

Building an ecommerce tech stack can be a really confusing process. There are so many routes that can be taken. Choosing whether you need an all-in-one e-commerce platform, or an ERP, or a range of specialist technologies isn't easy. It's made harder by the fact that there's no one answer. There's no singular path that can be followed.

If you're in the process of building out your Shopify tech stack (or any other ecommerce platform), you need to have a firm grasp on your business' biggest operational requirements. If you're not shipping thousands of orders a day, you don't want to invest in expensive technology that won't be able to deliver the value that you need. If you know that your warehouse is going to be seeing an influx of orders moving through it - whether that be periodically during peak periods or with a more sustained increase in demand - you don't want the technology that you rely on to buckle under pressure. So...what is the right decision to make? 


This is why a WMS will improve your Shopify tech stack

We don't make any bones out of the fact that a WMS will transform your warehouse efficiency. In the video at the top of the page, we show you how it fits in to three of the most common technology stack set-ups that we come across. The video describes the typical client profile for each of these set-ups before going into detail about the problems that they may run into, and the benefits that a WMS will bring when included in the technology stack.

Building the best tech stack for ecommerce brands (whether it's a pureplay or multi-channel operation) is a delicate, and oftentimes confusing, affair. Our team of warehousing experts has seen it all over the years. And while no company is the same, and each business has its own unique set of problems, there are a few common technology stacks that are in popular use. The first is the use of all-in-one inventory management systems. The second is a reliance on manual spreadsheets. And the third, for larger companies, is the use of an ERP.

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