A client had data in BrightPearl where they created their purchase orders and had employees handle their suppliers. They needed a way to check in the product, mark what was damaged or missing, and generate labels and shipments for sending the received products to Amazon to the FBA service. We created a custom tool that used the BrightPearl API to gather PO information and a screen where these PO’s could be easily searched and the problem products marked and labels printed. This saved the company a great deal of time in their warehouse and helped avoid errors that were occurring when trying to copy the data manually
A client wanted to separate products in their warehouse so they would go down a line where they would be collected and shipped to a single location. Amazon requires splitting shipments to different fulfillment centers, and their warehouse was set up that each production line would collect and process a shipment to a single fulfillment center. Amazon had made changes to their FBA process so they needed a way to determine where a product was going to go when it was received. We created a special label that would check with Amazon where the product might go. Most of the time the data ended up being correct, and thus having the destination on the FNSKU label allowed them to route the products to where they were likely going to go. Although this wasn’t 100% accurate, most of the time it was correct and allowed them to keep their processes in place in their warehouse where they had 50 people already trained and working with their current process well.
A client needed to know how much product to send to Amazon using their FBA service but wanted to take into account many more variables than the Amazon reports contain. Information such as warehouse inventory on hand, orders still in transit, time to receive an order from a supplier, and more variables of this type. The velocity report created allowed for variations in delivery times between suppliers of any length. This helped with the creation of orders well in advance if a supplier took a long time to ship a product. Shipping by sea can take 2-3 months sometimes. They found that they would order too late and would run out of stock in the meantime. We created pages to support changing these variables for each supplier and created a report that allowed them to download the data and review as a group. Then they could decide on what to order from suppliers and how much and avoid being out of stock.
A client using an FBA tool to create shipments wanted it to support case-packed items. We worked with both the client and the owner of the software to enhance the tool so it could support case-packed items when a shipment was created that way. This saved the client from having to find another tool and enhanced an existing tool making it more valuable for use by other sellers.
A client had tried unsucessfully to create a system that could pull in a seller’s sales tax data. We were contracted to create a system that would support 1000’s of sellers ensuring that the data was accurate, collected in a timely manner, and worked within Amazon’s guidelines and avoided throttling and other issues normally associated with using Amazon’s web services. The project has allowed the client to offer an Amazon collector to their clients and we are currently working with them on the collection of sales tax data with other marketplaces.