- Parcel Processing Automation
The Post-pandemic State of E‑commerce: Is Automation the Answer?
Identifying How Sortation Automation Can Address Parcel Processing Challenges from Fulfillment Through the Middle and Last Mile
With a 31.8% increase in e-commerce sales in a single quarter in 2020 and a 44.5% increase in e-commerce sales from 2020 to 2021, parcel processors scrambled to meet market demand. The real or perceived inability to meet necessary throughput goals or set drivers up for success in the middle and last mile was worsened by additional challenges generated from:
- Labor shortages
- Transportation cost trends
- Increased consumer demand
While sales growth has slowed, pressures on fulfillment and delivery processes remain. Parcel volumes increased during the pandemic and have sustained their elevation over pre-pandemic trending. Parcel processors and retailers must determine how sortation automation in the middle and last miles can alleviate those challenges. If sortation is left unaddressed, they risk losing market share, revenue, and profitability.
Parcel processors and retailers can depend on automation partners to deliver an optimized solution that provides both financial and operational value. The right technology can:
- Maximize processing throughput
- Improve profitability
- Address labor concerns
- Efficiently handle a challenging e-commerce package mix
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