4 Reasons to Go Automatic for Peak Season

Is your strategy ready for the holiday season? Learn why it’s more important now than ever before to get your distribution centre ready for the peak season.

Ecommerce companies are feeling the pressures of increased orders, shrinking capacity, and sky-rocketing costs. There’s no denying it, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a uniquely challenging situation for shipping and logistics companies. Add in the upcoming holiday shopping season and you get warehouses that are unable to keep up.

But it’s not all bad news. Automating your order fulfillment system or simply focusing on its pain points may seem complicated, but the experts at PSI are here to make it easier. When you make a simple investment into your fulfillment line you’re investing into an easier future for yourself. Discover the 4 key ways that working with PSI can help your company.


Automating areas on your line such as the packing station, means you can redeploy those staff members to other areas. You can use your talented staff where you really need it, or you can cut down on your labour costs. And don’t forget, the less human interaction there is, the less chance for human error there is as well.


With fast, reliable machinery handling large volumes, you can rest easy knowing that your throughput will increase, your order accuracy will improve, and your lead times will decrease. All these together make for happier customers, and happier customers make for repeat customers.


When external factors would otherwise affect your staffing levels (*cough cough* this pandemic) your productivity and efficiency remains unscathed. There is no need to worry about overcrowding in your warehouse and many PSI machines are installable in the very space you once reserved for manual laborers.


Invest in automation today and you can often see return on your investment in less than 24 months. When you’re able to fill more orders and each at a lower cost, it’s easy to see how the initial costs don’t come close to the potential savings your distribution centre will see.

Times have changed and it’s important to know that your strategy is equipped to not only handle increased demand but to actually maximize this potential. With American Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holidays fast approaching, there’s never been a better time to invest in automation with PSI. Talk about your strategy with our experienced team today.

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