How does the e-commerce supply chain work?

E-COMMERCE

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The E-commerce supply chain: Here’s how it works

What happens in the backend when a customer places an order?

PLACING OF THE ORDER

PROCESSING

INVENTORY CHECK

Packing

last-mile delivery

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What happens in the backend when a customer places an order?

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Placing of the order

Susan finally orders the pair of shoes she’s had an eye on for the longest time on the company’s online website

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Processing

The shoe company gets notified and validates her order after confirming the product.

03

Inventory check and order collection

Reserve inventory is immediately shifted to primary storage. The product is picked from storage by warehouse workers

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Packing it right

The pair of shoes Susan ordered is packed, labeled, and sorted according to its shipping mode, destination, and type of delivery.

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Last-Mile Delivery

The pair of shoes Susan ordered is packed, labeled, and sorted according to its shipping mode, destination, and type of delivery.

Challenges are not new to e-commerce. What is needed are new and innovative ways to stand up to them.

A successful omnichannel strategy is vital for businesses to thrive and should be the highest priority for their success.

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