McMurray Stern’s Holiday Shopping Surge Solution

Published on December 27, 2021

Online shopping has become the number one way of shopping for consumers. With the holiday season approaching, the rush can easily overwhelm companies. However, with the proper organization in warehouses, a surge in orders is no problem.

McMurray Stern specializes in creating industrial automated solutions for a variety of industries such as retail, manufacturing, grocery, museums, and many more. Using Stern’s advanced technology can prepare your company for the busiest time of year.

In order to keep up with massive corporations like Amazon in the race for next-day delivery, it all starts with having an efficient picking system that will allow packaged orders to be shipped immediately.

“Retail and wholesale automation solutions will grow with your business, creating more cost effective processes that use less labor, and maximize fulfillment for higher ROI,” Stern’s website explains.

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in 2020, online shopping sales have increased dramatically. In-store shopping has become less popular, and nationwide spending on Cyber Monday and Black Friday has increased. In fact, people spent nearly $2 billion more on Cyber Monday than they did on Black Friday, totaling $10.7 billion on both days.

It is no secret that online shopping offers ease and convenience, a levity much needed during the holiday season, and shoppers have noticed. Shoppers have become accustomed to primarily shopping online for all of their needs – clothing, food, etcetera – but, in order to keep up with orders and high demands, it is crucial to have a perfect, organized system in the warehouse.

McMurray Stern has mastered organization in a multitude of industries to maximize space and save time. Stern offers automated grocery distribution and storage solutions that offer simplicity, inventory control, and same-day delivery options without impacting store inventory.

In addition, Stern’s innovative solutions help companies keep up with the ever-growing apparel industry. Overhead conveyor technology with RFID-enabled carriers and automated guided vehicles are just a few of the solutions Stern offers for apparel businesses to assist with a large sum of orders — especially during the busy holiday season.

McMurray Stern also partners with a variety of logistics companies that specialize in specific functions. The smart software is able to determine the more efficient routes or picking and transport. WAMAS® logistics software is “capable of managing more than 12,000 storage locations to ensure optimum use of the storage area.”

Even after the holidays, companies are still loaded with orders. What was meant as holiday gifts are returned, coming back almost all at once; whether the consumer did not like the product, it did not fit, or they want an exchange, returns can continue to overwhelm warehouses.

McMurray Stern boasts a variety of solutions to the unwavering holiday shopping surge being experienced, everything from micro fulfillment to static storage solutions to automated retrieval methods.

“Our fully integrated design-build process ensures projects are professionally managed from concept to execution so you have an improved workflow and can more efficiently manage your time, space, materials, and information,” Stern’s website reassures.

With the proper organization and efficiency in place at warehouses, the holiday shopping surge will not prove to be a problem for shoppers and fulfillment centers alike. McMurray Stern offers all the solutions a warehouse may be in search of to guarantee their orders are fulfilled and shipped precisely and instantly.

Whether you need small bins transported or goods on hangers organized, McMurray Stern has so much to offer. Their advanced technology helps not only tidy up the warehouse but also increase the shipping speed. Plan, adjust, monitor, and control your company’s efficiency during the busiest time of year.

Newsdesk Editor