Would you like to streamline your warehouse management while improving customer satisfaction?
Would you believe me if I told you the answer to both is in one simple word?
Kitting is a simple, yet under-utilized way to make your shipping process more efficient, cost-effective, and customer-friendly.
But what is kitting, and why is it important?
Kitting is essentially the process of assembling individual items into ready-to-ship “kits.”
Kitting is a strategic way to streamline your shipping process while reducing costs and providing a better customer experience, all at once.
Kitting involves identifying which items can be bundled together, designing the packaging and labeling for the kit, and assembling the separate items into a single package.
What are the benefits of kitting?
Here are four of the main benefits of utilizing kitting in your fulfillment process:
1. Saves Time and Reduces Cost
Kitting reduces the number of individual items that need to be packed and shipped by compiling several components into a single package. This not only saves time later in the picking/packing process but also reduces the costs associated with packing, labeling, and shipping multiple items.
By cutting down on packaging materials, kitting is also eco-friendly!
Kits also tend to save on warehouse space. This allows for more efficient and cost-effective storage.
2. Enhances Customer Experience
Kitting can help you provide a better experience to your customers by offering a complete solution to their needs in one easy-to-order package. Offering bundles or kits can simplify the decision-making process for customers who might not be sure which individual items they need to purchase in order to achieve their desired outcome.
For example. Let’s say you are a consumer, and you are wanting to try out a new skincare routine. You know you want clear, smooth skin, but you have no idea how to achieve that. You search cosmetic shops, but there are hundreds of different serums, masks, salves, etc. You feel it will take you weeks to figure out what you need, but you want clear skin NOW!
Then. You stumble upon a cosmetic shop that offers various bundles of their skincare products. Excitedly, you search the site and find that they have simple guides for choosing exactly what bundle you will need to achieve your perfect, glowing skin. That business not only assured themselves a sale but also made you into a satisfied (and probably loyal) customer as well.
3. Increases Order Value
Kitting can also increase the order value of your sales. By bundling items together, you can offer customers a package deal that provides more value than if they purchased the items separately. This strategy can encourage customers to purchase more items from your store and increase their loyalty to your brand.
4. Simplifies Inventory Management
Kitting can simplify your inventory management by reducing the number of individual items you need to track.
By bundling items together, you can treat them as a single SKU (Stock Keeping Unit), which makes it easier to manage inventory levels and reorder when necessary. Smart Parcel 24/7’s kitting services ensure your products are organized and easily accessible. Our warehouse management software allows us to track inventory levels, so you can rest assured that your kits are always in stock and ready to be shipped to your customers.
Who Benefits from Kitting?
Kitting can benefit a wide range of businesses, especially those that sell products with multiple components or accessories. Here are some examples of businesses that can benefit from kitting:
Cosmetics: If you sell cosmetics, you can kit together a set of products that are designed to work together, such as a skincare regimen or a makeup kit. By bundling items together, you can offer customers a complete solution that meets their needs and preferences.
Pets: Kitting can be a valuable tool for pet supply businesses, allowing them to create customized kits that cater to specific pet needs or interests. Kits can be designed for different pet types, such as dogs, cats, or birds, and can include a variety of products. This allows businesses to showcase their products in a more creative and visually appealing way.
Sporting goods: If you sell sporting goods, such as golf clubs, tennis rackets, or ski equipment, you can kit together the product and its accessories, such as balls, gloves, or goggles. By doing so, you can offer customers a complete solution that helps them enjoy their favorite sports.
Fashion: For clothing brands, accessories, and clothing can be kitted together for a complete outfit or a set of complementary items. By bundling the items together, you can offer customers a complete look that they can purchase with ease.
How Can Smart Parcel 24/7 Help You With Kitting?
Smart Parcel 24/7 offers a range of fulfillment services to help you with all steps in the fulfillment process, from custom packaging and labeling to assembly and fulfillment, so you can focus on growing your business and satisfying your customers.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with kitting and make your shipping process more efficient and cost-effective!