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M-Commerce Overtakes E-commerce According to WarehouseOS
M-Commerce Overtakes E-commerce According to WarehouseOS and online retailers
According to Tim Hoj, CEO at Warehouse Mobile Solutions, makers of WarehouseOS, "We see small and midsized e-commerce and m-commerce companies aligned for rapid growth and sales. The tools to ensure their warehouses can accommodate the growth is essential. The key word: Scalability."
Ecommerce spending increased 18% to $109.3 billion in Q4 2016. The majority of online buying occurred on desktop computers, with $86.6 billion spent, up 13% versus one year ago. Meanwhile, m-commerce (mobile e-commerce) spending on smartphones and tablets contributed $22.7 billion, with a significantly higher year-over-year growth rate than desktop at 45 percent.
Overall, mobile accounted for 21% of total digital commerce dollars in Q4 2016, which is mobile's highest recorded share of online sales for a single quarter since comScore began measuring m-commerce in 2010. This mobile share of digital commerce dollars grew considerably from 17% a year ago and from only 4% in Q4 2010. Smartphones and tablets have become increasingly important to online buying with every succeeding year.
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. Follow WarehouseOS on Twitter @WarehouseOS.
Tim Hoj, CEO