As we state in all of our Use Cases, the cornerstone of any eCommerce management solution lies in inventory. Efficient, accurate, real-time inventory sync makes everything else possible. A lack of strong inventory management will most likely make it impossible.
Many of the same concepts discussed in executing BOPIS fulfillment apply to in-store fulfillment. Indeed, all BOPIS is in-store fulfillment, however, not all in-store fulfillment is BOPIS.
What do we mean?
The inventory on hand in a retail store can be used to fulfill eCommerce orders, both for in-store pickup as well as shipped items. Ship-from-store lets businesses pick/pack/ship items to customers elsewhere.
SkuNexus allows online retailers to add any/all of their retail stores to the system, and our distributed order management (DOM) takes it from there. Thus, if an order comes in, the item is in stock at a store, and that store is the optimal shipping location, SkuNexus will automatically route the order to that store for fulfillment.
Having an inventory management system that continually updates in real time across all digital and physical channels is fundamental to achieving this.