Salt Lake City, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/20/2016 -- Forrester says the number of consumers browsing and buying online will hit 270 million by 2020, driven largely by activity on mobile devices. Online sales in the United States are expected to reach $523 billion in the next five years, up 56% from $335 billion in 2015, and mobile devices are expected to be a key driver in that growth, Forrester Research Inc. says.
A new report from Forrester, titled "U.S. Cross-Channel Retail Forecast, 2015 To 2020," predicts online sales will grow by an average annual rate of 9.32% over the next five years.
More importantly for retailers, however, is the expected increase in the number of shoppers browsing and buying on their smartphones and tablets in the coming years. Forrester projects an additional 26 million shoppers will be both browsing and buying from retail sites by the end of this decade, reaching 270 million, as bigger smartphones and faster wireless networks make it easier for consumers to use the Internet to shop on their phones. Forrester says 244 million consumers browsed or bought online in 2015.
Warehouse Mobile Solutions, the leader in logistics solutions is the maker of the state-of-the-art tablet directed, barcode and order fulfillment solution. WarehouseOS ecommerce-to-shipping off-the-shelf solutions improve a warehouse's available inventory accuracy, help reduce/identify/resolve order shortages as far upstream as possible including at allocation (prior to picking and/or printing paperwork), receipt of product, update store inventories, and reallocate short orders.
WarehouseOS is distinguished from other inventory management layers by integrating shipping into the WarehouseOS Packing/Verify process and by seamlessly integrating batch picking and single picking process into the ecommerce-to-shipping solution.
The RF gun, constant verifications, small keypads, and hard to read screens are quickly becoming yesterday's technology. Tablets are replacing the RF gun. WarehouseOS, a new tablet-based Warehouse Operations System brings warehouses into the future today. Warehouse management systems have been around for a long time with too many companies still using the RF gun to conduct inventory management, scan in new items, and pick orders. The RF gun solutions typically cost double what modern solutions offer. WarehouseOS and associated apps have been developed to make everything about the warehouse easier and better. Apps allow small or large companies to receive products, manage inventory, perform cycle counting, conduct single picks or do batch picking, verify items picked and pack them into boxes.
An easy to navigate user interface means warehouse personnel need almost no training before performing warehouse tasks. Receiving, put-away, picking, and packaging quickly become the easiest jobs on the floor. A team of experts in material handling equipment and solutions developed WarehouseOS to maximize the throughput of warehousing and distributing facilities. From small eCommerce, to high volume SKU facilities, from omni-channel companies to FMCG (fast moving consumer goods), WarehouseOS is equipped to handle everything. From small startups with simple needs to complex, large distribution centers, WarehouseOS is the tablet solution which enables manufacturers and distribution centers to be a step ahead of the competition.
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