Snapfulfil is a cloud-based warehouse management solution (WMS) suitable for a range of industries including B2B and B2C retail, 3PL, manufacturing, food and beverages and electronics. Key features include receiving, put-away, inventory management, picking, dispatching and reporting.
Snapfulfil offers space utilization feature that allows storage planners to design and implement floor plans with maximum storage. The route optimization feature allows managers to plan shortest routes for the delivery trucks. It also supports Parcel Labelling that helps in tracking movement of items across the supply chain.
Snapfulfil supports multiple picking methodologies including multi-zone, wave, pick and pass and more. It also includes a dashboard that offers visibility into various warehouse metrics and helps supervisors make reformed decisions and generate performance reports.
Snapfulfil offers three different plans. Snapfulfil Starter is designed for growing e-commerce businesses, Snapfulfil Pro is suitable for small and midsize businesses and Snapfulfil Enterprise which offers complete features along with additional modules is recommended to large warehouse needs.
Bruce from Focus on You Strategy
Specialty: Other Nondurable Goods
Ease of use and the quick response for customer service
Ability for mobile printing capabilities...probably will come with updates, I would guess
Use it to break it...lol - really works well...I passed it off to a person who did not understand WMS and they "got it"...
Alan from The Cotswold Company
Specialty: Furniture / Home Decor
The product compares well to better known, far pricier systems but moreover there is a core of strong people at Snap in the UK with the right mix of creativity, initiative and intelligence married with a focus on customer requirements. This makes changes and development a constructive exercise even if the costs of development ultimately prohibit the implementation. Additionally the SAAS structure meant the normal barrier of implementation costs, and scaling to new facilities is more palatable
There are some curious limitations to mobile printing solutions that we haven't been able to overcome and the fixation on STU/LPNs is a common WMS feature that becomes an issue for anyone not looking to move FPs at all. The downside of shared learnings making their way into general release is the competition learning from your invention....but that's a two way stream.
Be sure to understand the cash flow advantages of this sort of solution as well as the joy of not needing your own IT team to support the implementation or running of the system. Be sure to commit fully to process design and definition to avoid costly post go-live development and especially consider reporting requirements and discovering what is included in each system before committing.
Kjiel from ClubW.com
Specialty: Food & beverage
The Snapfulfil team is a cut above the rest. They asked the right questions from the beginning to get a great sense of the challenges we faced before suggesting their system as a fit. The team came onsite and did a great analysis, and once we locked into them as a choice, we were up and shipping packages in less than 2 months. Their API is easy to use and easy to interface with. Also, our teams were able to connect to it easily and begin integrating and testing early in the process.
The largest issue we've faced is around internet connectivity. It's less a factor of the product or vendor and truly a limitation of the physical space we inhabit. Nevertheless, it causes the system to be inoperable when down.
Be very open and honest. One quality SFF brings to the table that most WMS vendors don't have is a true level of partnership. SFF charges nothing for implementation and setup, so they have major skin in the game to make sure that the implementation is smooth.
They handled our issues, responded to requests, and adapted their schedules to make the evaluation and implementation a success.
Suki from Vax Ltd
Specialty: Other Durable Goods
The Snapfulfil interface is very simple and easy to navigate through. The layout has been designed so that even a novice user can understand how to manage orders and review stock. The simple indicators based on red, yellow, and green make it easy to understand current WIP status at a glance.
Currently, they only offer an SaaS cloud option. This solution will fit the majority, but I can see why some people would want an "on premise" version.
I recommend sticking to the processes that come as standard with Snapfulfil. We noticed that our current processes were too complex and decided to simplify these by using the standard processes which helped in embedding the solution.
Mike from PetFlow.com
PetFlow.com started using SnapFulfil when it set up its fulfillment center at the end of 2011. After a parting of ways with our old software, the SNAP team was able to get us up and running very quickly, with minimal hardware investment and little impact on our internal dev team. Their knowledgeable engineering team was accommodating to the nuances of our business model, while offering valuable push-back on places where our internal processes needed to improve so that we could make the most of the system.
We are a fast-growing and fast-changing environment, and SNAP has kept pace with us every step of the way. When minor issues have come up, their teams have been accessible on off hours to come up with creative solutions to our problems. For example, when we faced prolonged ISP outage in our area of NJ during Hurricane Sandy, the SNAP team had their chief network person available to us immediately and was able to get the entire system onto a backup network.
SNAP has been an invaluable partner to us; they do the hardest stuff for us so that we can focus on marketing to and taking care of our customers. If you are trying to make your customers happy by shipping them merchandise, SNAP is the best balance of features, value, and capital savings that is out there.
Suki from TTI - Vax Ltd
Prior to using SNAP we managed our warehouse via our Microsoft Dynamics ERP system.
We decided to go with SNAP as we established that SNAP was best placed to provide us with far more efficiencies and control. Don’t get me wrong, we looked at a number of “big players” at that time, but SNAP really stood out for us.
SNAP being a SAAS solution fitted our business model due to the low CAPEX spend and timescales.
We’ve been using SNAP for a number of years now and it’s still delivering fast and “state of the art” functionality.
Setup was a breeze with good clear concise specification documents, and their project managers understand multi picking operations and warehouses.
Visually it’s the best I’ve seen, the GUI is very easy to use, and the system works in a logical manner.
Biggest benefits of using SNAP for us are ease of implementation and use; power/reliability of the system; Pick Consolidation capabilities and scalability.
The robust features and flexibility of SNAP and their superior support team will serve your business well as you grow, as it has ours.
Bill from Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative
We are a worker's owned Co-operative Bicycle retailer, based in Scotland with shops in Scotland and the north of England. The WMS system that we were using at the time was an integrated function of our retail system (4D) and as we got larger, this was unable to keep up with our requirements. We were working from hard copy printouts and stock-takes were particularly time consuming and difficult
We carried out training on SnapFulfil in January 2010, and went into the implementation stage in March. The team from Snap were always on hand to solve any difficulties we had or answer any of our questions.
The staff was very quickly impressed with the ease of use of the system and, within a couple of days, had completely settled into the new routine. The system is very user friendly and reduces the risk of errors quite dramatically.
The support that we have received over the last 3 years has been fantastic, and this means that we know that any emergency we may have is going to be dealt with professionally and stress free.
I would say that we have had two main benefits from using the system. First, the staff is less stressed and work at a better pace; but the main saving has been in manpower. We previously had to employ extra seasonal staff because of the slow nature of our old processes, and now no longer need to do so. This has been quite literally a life saver in the current climate.
Nick from White Arrow Logistics
We have used Snapfulfil for a few years within a variety of applications.
We found initial implementation for a relatively straightforward operation to be very swift, and certainly lived up to their statements.
We subsequently implemented the system for a very complex, large-scale operation where our customer had a substantial number of specific and unique requirements. We found the attention to detail, and the ability to adapt the system to our changing specification invaluable.
During live operations, our customer changed elements of the specification further, and the response from the Snap team was superb.
I would not hesitate to recommend this system in the future
Bryan from PHIDO
The software allows you to look at all aspects of the operation in as close to real time as possible. You can easily query results based on the search features and export the data.
It seems like there could be more built in logic options for some different aspects of the software. For example, a lot of the picking changes I have inquired about require custom modification.
Using the software, we as a start-up were able to learn and create common processes to match the software's' requirements.
Since it is a web-browser based software, it can be accessed anywhere, and on any device without any sort of installations.
Can be quickly outgrown. There is no limit on how many orders the software can handle, however, there is a limit to how much the user can control.
Julianne from Loot Crate, Inc.
Contains the features necessary to support basic e-commerce and straight forward use-cases (order and ship immediately).
Inability to customize, lack of native ability to support subscription business models, or any shipping model beyond immediate fulfillment. Lack of scalable support for multiple shippers.
Mark from PHIDO
Employees number: 11-50 employees
Snapfulfil is a great solution for our operation because of its reliability, flexibility and ease of use. It's simple to train new users and we have the ability to change rules to suit our needs as our operation grows. This flexibility allowed us to expand from serving our own customers to serving the customers of hundreds of retailers after our acquisition by Phillips Pet Food.
Also, the management team is incredibly knowledgeable and accessible.
Support hours do not cover a big chunk of our operating time and 24x7 support, which would only be used in case of emergency, costs extra.
Certain changes that seem to be very simple wind up taking a lot long than expected or are not possible because of how the database and rules are set up.
Adam from Loot Crate
Employees number: 201-500 employees
Increased business rules for warehouse activities
Simplicity in overall design and functionality. Great product for well established pick and pack operations.
Almost no flexibility to adapt or customize the solution in house, need to submit a support ticket for almost every change or add stifles progress.