Jan
20
2016

  We were recently asked by one of our customers how they could maximise their stock turnover? This is a very good question but the first question is ‘What is stock turnover?’. Wikipedia defines this as ‘a measure of the number of times inventory is sold or used in a time period such as a […]



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Jan
19
2016

It has come to our attention that a number of our users are not aware that the latest updates are available in the Support section of Freestyle Solutions website. We’ll do our level best to present them on our website as and when we get them. Here is what we have for December/January in terms […]



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Jan
19
2016

We get asked frequently ‘What is the best Warehouse Management Software system (WMS) for small businesses including retailers and etailers”?   As much as I’d love to offer an answer straight off the bat its not that straightforward. There are a significant number of factors that need to be considered in order to give any […]



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Nov
23
2015

This is an important reminder that Microsoft terminated support for FoxPro on the 13th January 2015.  While FoxPro served as a low-cost and convenient platform for many years, it was developed in 1984 and is past its end of life. That means that the FoxPro database itself is no longer receiving enhancements or updates of […]



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Nov
22
2015

We get a significant number of enquiries monthly from ecommerce retailers who are already selling on eBay, Amazon and their own websites who are looking to expand their audiences and seeing that we integrate with Not on the High Street (NOTHS) they are quick to ask for our thoughts.   Our understanding is that this marketplace […]



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Nov
22
2015

Earlier this year we published a blog post about the changes that were happening before the autumn with Royal Mail. They were looking to introduce bar-coding on parcels travelling through their network by Autumn 2015, this was extended slightly to October 2015. Every one of their customers should be using the Despatch Manager Online (DMO) or other alternative […]



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Oct
21
2015

Following our recent attendance at the Ecommerce Expo in Olympia, London it became apparent that a lot of ecommerce retailers where still not aware that specialised software was available to manage inventory, orders and customer data all within one application. Amazingly we met one retailer who was using 5 separate pieces of software to manage […]



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Sep
08
2015

What most Warehouse Management Systems (WMS’s) are missing are providing 3PL companies with the tools to automate charge calculations for picking, packing, storage (volumetrics), returns, shipping and campaign management. Additional charges for container unloading, pallet unloading, packaging, reworking product or any other value-added services you want can be added into the mix are often absent. […]



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