Does it seem like no matter what you do each year to prevent peak season from becoming a total ship-show, the surprises and emergencies still blow up in your face? 

We’ve spent the past few months warning about the perils of using old technology to manage new problems. Failure to keep your fulfillment systems up-to-date is now officially reckless. 

For one reason or another, businesses tend to forget the agony of peak season until the next year when they’re right back in it. Like clockwork, those mid-August S.O.S. phone calls start rolling in:

  • “We thought we could get by one more year without upgrading our WMS system (or order management system)”.
  • “We meant to implement something, but just never had the time”.
  • “We never realized how much time we waste trying to get information out of our ERP. Something’s gotta change!”
  • “We cannot go through another year in fear; a peak-season system outage is one of our worst warehouse nightmares”.
  • “Now I have to explain the January numbers to my CFO – why were sales earnings up, but our margins continue to erode?”

The January blues

How do you feel about your peak season? Wishing you were sipping a cold one on a beach somewhere? Or are you nursing the proverbial January hangover of over-indulged spending related to:

  • Seasonal labor, overtime, and onboarding?
  • Rush shipping fees?
  • Chargebacks?
  • Stockouts?
  • Late, missed, and incorrect shipments?
  • Angry customers? 
  • Angry supply chain partners?

Did you experience October jitters around what would happen if your system goes down?

We don’t want you to feel this way ever again. Fortunately, you don’t have to.

Peak season: 2024, chaos no more

Rid your 2024 Peak Season of inventory system outages, excessive costs, and “We’re sorry’s”. That’s what Deposco does for our customers every day.


Learn how to better plan your 2024 Peak Season

Start early, attack peak season all year long

Don’t wait until summer to start sizing up the reliability of your warehouse management software and order management software… Because peak season is not getting any easier:

40 percent of supply chain executives now consider peak season to be longer, while 18% expect it to be continuous, according to the latest trends of peak season 2023.

A cloud-based WMS attacks inventory problems all year long by delivering always-accurate, always-reliable information in real time. This greatly cuts down on order mistakes, delays, manual tasks and labor costs, technology onboarding time, shipping costs, and much more.

Does it work?

A peak season survey of our customers compared to non-Deposco users revealed that companies using our WMS are:

  • 9X more confident that their current technology will drive profitable growth during peak season
  • 4X better positioned with their omnichannel fulfillment strategies
  • 3X more prepared to automate fulfillment processes

👆That’s hard proof: there are no more excuses for seasonal inventory fulfillment problems.

Confidence in Deposco’s WMS is high, as you can see in our performance metrics across customers who, like you, sought to optimize peak season fulfillment:

  • Total orders processed in Deposco’s fulfillment platform grew 26% YOY
  • Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) of transactions processed through our platform during Cyber Week 2023 grew 48% YOY
  • Although the platform’s largest order day was Black Friday, the highest GMV day for Deposco was Cyber Monday, up 51% YOY

When looking at the same segment of customers live on the Deposco platform in 2022 and 2023, collective order volume grew 9% YOY. 

Peak starts now

Companies like Altitude Sports, Gordon Companies, and The Daily Grace Co. stood in your shoes once… Anxiety in October, followed by chaos in November/December, and sheer exhaustion in January. New problems were always moving faster than old technology could handle. One day, they’d had enough. Things had to get better. And they did.

They implemented Deposco’s warehouse management system, and are now able to handle very high volumes with no hiccups. Up and running in no time, the Deposco WMS gives these retailers information they can trust every minute of every day, every year — putting a stop to very long hours and stalled growth they saw previously.

What about you? How did your 2023 peak season go? Wishing you would’ve? Thinking you could’ve? You still can, and readiness is closer than you think.