After initially outsourcing its shipping to a Third-Party Logistics (3PL) firm, in 2015, Dollar Shave Club (DSC) decided it was going to bring shipping in-house and needed a reliable and flexible high-volume shipping system to meet their increased demand.
Their objective was to find a solution that would allow the company to easily accommodate its massive growth, while also offering the ability to “batch” process their incredibly popular razor “refills.” This batching would enable workers on the floor to bulk print labels, all for the same order type, and fill those orders all at the same time, in the exact location.
After a referral by their warehouse management vendor, HighJump (HJ) software, DSC selected Creative Logistics Solutions (CLS) and its InfoShip®/Vx shipping application. In collaboration with HJ, CLS worked to create a new interface between the applications that allowed DSC to handle a high volume of packages, while allowing for like orders to be pre-manifested and users to pack them.
How InfoShip/Vx Made it All Possible
CLS worked with DSC to create an entirely new "Job Release" process in time for the opening of DSC’s first warehouse in California in the winter of 2015. When the company opened its second warehouse in Ohio in the summer of 2016, they simply took the processes and applications refined during the California implementation and hit the ground running, continuing to support the company’s explosive growth.
The objective of CLS is to leverage the tools within InfoShip/Vx, as well as the extensive experience of its team members to create a shipping solution that is client-specific. InfoShip/Vx can handle every type of small package shipping configuration, including pre-manifesting, pack and hold, shipping label/pick ticket combination, scan and ship, in-motion, zone skipping and Blackbox/shipping via client packing stations. With CLS’s help, customers like DSC meet the growing demands of their customers, day in and day out.
The CLS Promise
Since our start in 1995, we've helped a lot of companies ship a lot of packages. From electronics to pharmaceuticals to automotive parts to six blade razors, we can move it all. By integrating directly into your supply chain, we use your business rules to move your shipments from point A to point B the quickest and most cost effective way possible. And that's just scratching the surface.
Whether you're an up and coming eCommerce market disruptor moving 1,000 packages per day, or an established industry veteran moving 200,000 per day, we're here for you.