3 Key Rules for Combating the Winter Shopping Rush

With Christmas and the January Sales on the horizon, we know your warehouse is going to be very busy. Here are some simple rules to help you combat that winter shopping rush!

Christmas is mere weeks away and your trusted warehouse pallet racking system is beginning to look a little full. When it comes to the busier seasons, we know just how important it is to make sure your warehouse is up to the test of the consumer crush. There are a couple of things you can do to make sure this season runs smoothly.

Rule 1:
Keep Everything Strong and Stable

First and foremost, before we get down to the nitty, gritty details, we need to make sure that your reliable pallet racking systems are up to the task. It’s important to make sure your pallet racking system is strong enough to withstand the sheer number of products they’ll be forced to hold. December and January are two of the busiest months in the old and new year. December brings you the rush of the Christmas shopper, desperately trying to remember to buy products for their friends and family, while January brings the crush of the sales.

The last thing you want is to find your shelves can’t cope with the sheer weight. To combat the threat of tired shelves, make sure you place your heavier products on the bottom shelves.

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Rule 2: Make
Sure Everything’s in Its Rightful Place

The next step in preparing for the winter shopping rush is to make sure your warehouse is running as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Now we know we’ve spoken before about the importance of a well-organised warehouse but, when time is of the essence, organisation is key. Santa can’t deliver all of his toys on time if his trusty elves and workshop aren’t running like clockwork, can he?

Clearly labelling packages, pallets and racks is the best way to ensure every product is found and retrieved with ease.

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Rule 3: Take
Good Care of Your Hard Workers

Finally, we have employee care. Tensions are running high at this time of year. There’s lots to do and not a lot of time to do it all in. To prevent your employees from making easy-to-avoid mistakes, make sure they’re well equipped for the seasonal rush. Communication is key, as is making sure they understand the systems and the order in which to complete jobs.

Above all else, when it comes to keeping your employees in tiptop form, make sure they get plenty of cups of warming tea.

When it comes to organising, designing and finding the best pallet racking systems for you, our experienced team know exactly what to do.
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