Many startups begin with an inconvenience. An aggravated founder realizes there has to be a better way of doing something and decides to tackle the problem.
Carewell was born out of necessity.
When charged with caring for her grandmother, Carewell CEO Bianca Padilla sought out the the online market for caregiving products. She found it to be disjointed, confusing, and decidedly lacking in support. People searching for answers were often frustrated, physically exhausted, and desperate for help.
Bianca had an idea and the drive required to solve this issue.
What began in 2017 as a subscription service for adult diapers has grown dramatically. Today, Carewell is an eCommerce retailer offering both a wide array of home health products and valuable information for family caregivers.
While building a successful online marketplace, Carewell has also managed to simultaneously foster a community built upon kindness, dignity, and respect.
However, like all companies, Carewell did have some growing pains.
Carewell gained a foothold in the industry due to its unique combination of products that people absolutely need and dedication to great customer service. Unsurprisingly, this rapid success brought a series of challenges and optimizing back-end operations eventually became one of them.
Bianca viewed the problem through an empathetic lens. She saw these improvements as a means of growing the business. But, more importantly, she recognized their impact in making her employees’ lives easier and improving the customer experience.
Key issues involved critical processes, improving performance, and preparing for the future.
Based on software design, flexibility, and out-of-the-box functionality, multiple engineers recommended Carewell contact SkuNexus for a consultation.
When an order is entered in a BigCommerce online store, it is automatically imported into SkuNexus.
The SkuNexus automated fulfillment process begins immediately once an order is received.
SkuNexus eliminates confusion, as it allows all vendors to be managed in a single location
It connects with their platforms and grants them access to yours to manage incoming goods (without any compromise of proprietary information).
SkuNexus automates this process as part of its dropshipping functionality.
Beyond itemized needs and their specific solutions, Carewell had more general requirements for an order management system, and SkuNexus addressed them
Powerful order automation is a fundamental part of what SkuNexus does.
It increases accuracy at every stage of the fulfillment process.
The management of data flow is a core CX benefit. Customers see inventory as it exists, in real-time.
Increased operational efficiencies created by automation have a ripple effect. Better organization = faster fulfillment = customers getting their products on time.
Looking ahead, Carewell was hopeful to scale its operations. It needed to know the SkuNexus platform and support team could move right alongside them and continually be there to help.
The ability to add vendors/dropshippers to their network, for example, was a major want for Carewell. This is the sort of flexibility that sets SkuNexus apart. Its expandability is virtually limitless.
Carewell’s decision to implement a SkuNexus OMS solution has helped the company in a variety of different ways
Beyond funding and growth, Carewell’s commitment to implementing solutions that benefit their employees and customers alike has paid rich dividends.
SkuNexus prides itself on core principles of quality, integrity, and placing the customer first. Working with a similarly-minded group of people like the Carewell team is definitely a good fit.
“SkuNexus listened to our requests... [They] were open to ideas and made recommendations to make our vision come to life... They have been a great partner because they are able to quickly adapt...
The SkuNexus functionality was crucial to [achieving] Carewell's goal of delivering excellent customer service...SkuNexus helps make our customer experience the best it can be!”