Zone Skipping Strategies to Reduce e-Commerce Shipping Costs

For e-commerce operations, low shipping costs and delivery speed are key to profitability and customer retention. Implementing a sortation strategy known as zone skipping allows fulfillment centers to assume some of the handling steps typically required of carriers, thereby reducing shipping costs and increasing delivery speeds. This white paper explains this strategy and outlines the best-fit sortation technology, based on criteria such as packaging type, footprint, labor availability and throughput requirements.