So just what is Pick & Pack (Fulfilment Warehousing)

So just what is Pick & Pack (Fulfilment Warehousing)

July 2, 2021

Firstly let’s give a couple of web definitions:

One from Wikipedia - Logo

Pick and pack is a part of a complete supply chain management process that is commonly used in, but not limited to, the retail distribution of goods. It entails processing small to large quantities of product, often truck or train loads and disassembling them, picking the relevant product for each destination and re-packaging with shipping label affixed and invoice included. Usual service includes obtaining a fair rate of shipping from common as well as expediting truck carriers.

Pick and Pack services are offered by many businesses that specialize in supply chain management solutions. Business owners may not be aware that companies such as FedEx, UPS and also offer pick and pack services for large scale projects.

Case picking is the gathering of full cartons or boxes of product. This is often done on a pallet. In the consumer products industry, case picking large quantities of cartons is often an entry level employee's task. There is, however, significant skill required to make a good pallet load of product. Key requirements are that cartons not be damaged, they make good use of the available cube (space) and be quick to assemble.

One from - which can be found here logo

Merchandise shipment process whereby items are selected (picked) from a warehouse according to what has been ordered by each customer, and then packed for shipment. Pick-and-pack is easy when every customer receives the same items but becomes complex when each customer orders various quantities and types of items from a variety of available merchandise. The different quantities and items require different sizes and types of packaging and increase the possibility of sending too much, too little, or the wrong items. The pick-and-pack process can be greatly simplified by a computer-assisted picking system.

And then one from us! 

Pick and Pack is a service provided by warehousing, distribution and fulfilment houses that enables a company / person to outsource certain areas of their logistics process.  Fulfilment warehousing is an alternative name.

It’s becoming increasingly popular as the internet booms, ecommerce grows and space premises rent becomes very expensive.  A Pick & Pack provider will receive, store, pick, pack and deliver your goods on your behalf.  Generally saving you time and / or money.

  • Pick & Pack service providers link with your business or website and fulfil your orders.
  • Letting you get on with running your business.
  • Giving you your lounge, dining room, loft and garage back
  • Allowing you to have a holiday or relax for the day knowing your business is continuing to trade

Outsourcing your fulfilment / pick and pack could well be the best thing you’ve ever done.  Call us now  on 01903 751100 to speak to our pick and pack experts and see if you and your business are ready for UK Pick & Pack.

UK Pick & Pack is a trading division of Sussex Transport, a British born and family owned, road haulage and warehousing organisation based near Brighton in beautiful West Sussex.

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UK Pick & Pack
Downsview House,
91 Marlborough Road,
Lancing Business Park,
Lancing, West Sussex,
BN15 8SU