Buy Online, Ship From Store

Buy Online, Ship From Store2019-12-04T15:39:48-07:00

The Buy Online, Ship From Store (SFS) process  allows for quicker delivery to customers, optimized labor in stores, and better utilized inventory – to name a few.

The Ship From Store Process

The Benefits

Retailers who implement Ship From Store experience:

  • Increased e-commerce sales by exposing more (store) inventory to website.
  • Higher utilization of store employees during picking.
  • Faster delivery to the consumer.
  • Reduction in transportation cost.
  • Reduced likelihood of marked down items in stores.
  • Better overall inventory utilization.
Retail Clients Experienced Reduced Costs With SFS
Target Online Orders Shipped Via Stores
Increase in GameStop’s Online Sales With SFS

The Preparation

Each of the four sections below are preparation areas to consider before starting your project. Hover over each line item to get more details and validating questions.

Research & Requirements

  • Network Design and Study
  • Estimating Capital Cost
  • Ensuring Visibility to Performance

System Design & Implementation

  • Confirming Picking and Packing Solution
  • Allocation Strategy
  • Timing of Allocation/Sourcing Jobs

Project Planning

  • Predecessor Projects
  • Project Staffing

Change Management Considerations

  • Forecasting and Replenishment Impacts
  • Store Operations Impacts

The Challenges

Order Splits


  • Orders are split from initial drop, due to wrong rules set up
  • Orders split at time of picking due to missing items in 1st store
  • Customer receives multiple packages, increasing overall time


  • Inventory Protection
  • Timing of Order Drop
  • Sequence of Picking
  • Eligibility Rules

Inconsistent Pick Time


  • Sub-optimal fulfillment decisions due to lack of batching orders
  • Poor scheduling of allocation jobs delays delivery timeframes
  • Order shortages % impacted by inaccurate inventory


  • Timing of Picks in the Store
  • Inventory Protection Levels
  • Timing of OMS Allocation/Sourcing Job

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The Ship From Store Insights

1105, 2017

Store Inventory: Selling a Possibility

By |May 11th, 2017|

Omnichannel initiatives over the last five years have seen a dramatic uptick in the number of store fulfillment projects to fuel cross-channel commerce. This was apparent at Aptos' annual user conference in Florida during

How It Works

Here is our methodology to ensure the success of your omni-channel business solution.

Business Case & Roadmap

Key Services Delivered:

  • Define Current Capabilities
  • Define the Future State
  • GAP Analysis
  • Solution Alternatives
  • ROI Analysis
  • Business Solution Roadmap

Requirements & System Selection

Key Services Delivered:

  • Solution Requirements
  • Key Business Scenarios
  • RFI/RFP Demos
  • References
  • Contract Negotiation
  • System Selection

Project Roadmap Creation

Key Services Delivered:

  • Budgeting
  • RACI Resource Planning
  • Phasing
  • Change Mgmt Planning
  • Risk Assessment
  • Contingency Planning
  • Project Governance

Solution Implementation

Key Services Delivered:

  • Project Management
  • Change Management
  • Design
  • Integration
  • Environment Build/Configuration
  • Application Testing
  • Integrated Testing
  • Operations Testing
  • Training
  • Conversion
  • Support

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