The e-commerce company NA-KD invests in WMS systems delivered by Idnet AB
In August, the e-commerce company NA-KD opened its new automated warehouse in Sweden, a warehouse that will initially handle up to 1,000 orders per hour for the Nordic market. NA-KD, which delivers fashion clothing, was founded in 2015 and is today one of Europe’s 20 fastest growing businesses.
“Fast deliveries are vital to e-commerce. A warehouse’s WMS is the very foundation for processing orders in a fast and efficient way,” says Oscar von Konow, COO at NA-KD.
The system that Idnet delivers and that NA-KD has chosen is called Scale and comes from world-leading Manhattan Associates.
“With Scale, NA-KD gets a WMS system that handles today’s challenges and at the same time can be configured for future unknown needs, in other words, perfect for all companies with rapid fluctuations and changed volumes,” says Jonas Arvidsson, Business Area Manager for WMS at Idnet AB.
“We are very proud to be a part of NA-KD’s growth journey,” says Jonas Arvidsson.
“Manhattan offers a global and reputable complete solution. An important factor in the choice was that the Manhattan solution minimizes the need for specific functional development and that we can instead focus on a quick implementation and go live, ” Oscar von Konow continues.
“In addition to having a world-class WMS, it was important for us to choose a system supplier who could deliver the project on time and on budget. We are very pleased with the choice of Manhattan and Idnet as our system supplier,” concludes Oscar von Konow.
For more information regarding Manhattan Scale and WMS, contact Jonas Arvidsson at +46 708-14 40 38
Idnet named Gazelle company by Dagens Industri
Sweden needs growth and Sweden’s entrepreneurs need inspiration, practical knowledge, and good role models. That is why for 20 years the financial newspaper Dagens Industri has named the fastest growing companies in Sweden as “Gazelle companies”. This week, Idnet’s appointment came in the mail.
“Less than 1 percent of Sweden’s limited companies meet the requirements to be considered as Gazelle companies, so we are of course very proud. Our industry is probably among the most exciting of all. The technical development is constantly coming up with new conditions. Constant development, future focus, and genuine commitment are in Idnet’s DNA. Many thanks to our fantastic employees and customers who make our growth and journey forward possible”, says Magnus Alm, CEO of Idnet.
To be appointed a Gazelle company, the following criteria must be met. Also, an overall assessment is made of the company where additional parameters that show sound operations are considered.
A Gazelle company has:
- A net turnover that exceeds SEK 10 million, according to the latest annual report.
- At least ten employees, according to the latest annual report.
- At least doubled its turnover, if one compares the first and most recent fiscal year in the four-year survey period.
- Increased its turnover every year for the past three years.
- A positive overall operating profit for the last four financial years.
- Essentially grown organically, not through acquisitions or mergers.
NetOnNet and Idnet AB have entered into a collaboration for electronic shelf edge labels
NetOnNet and Idnet AB have entered into a collaboration which means that Idnet will deliver electronic shelf edge labels to NetOnNet’s warehouse shops in Sweden.
In addition to the delivery of low prices, it has always been important for NetOnNet to deliver the right price to the consumer. This also includes the importance of implementing quick price updates on the company’s website as well as in all warehouse shops – at the same time. With electronic shelf edge labels, NetOnNet will automatically be able to change and synchronize price changes and product information. The solution also includes NFC technology and QR codes that give customers in-depth product information and thus an even better customer experience.
“In our quest to make things easier and better for our customers, in 2018 we decided to include Digital price signs for customer meetings that take place in the warehouse shop. Through the collaboration with SES-imagotag and Idnet, we can ensure that our customers always see the current and correct price no matter which NetOnNet channel they prefer to visit. Furthermore, the solution means that we make an effort for the environment by eliminating unnecessary paper printouts, which also saves us time which we can instead use for more customer-promoting efforts,” says Maivor Skoglund, Concept Manager at NetOnNet.
“We also chose to add a digital QR code in the solution, so the customer can get more in-depth information about the product, which goes hand in hand with our appreciated self-service concept,” Maivor Skoglund continues.
The rollout began in the spring of 2019 and is expected to continue in 2020. In total, about 130,000 labels will be installed. In addition to the delivery of the labels themselves, manufactured by SES-Imagotag, a world leader in digital price signs, Idnet will be responsible for project management, installation support, training of shop staff, support, and design of the labels.
“The electronic shelf edge labels create so many new opportunities,” says Niclas Boquist, Head of KAM at Idnet.
“The delivery is based on the latest technology in electronic shelf-edge labels where technology and software create a whole new level compared to the classic shelf-edge technology. Not only does it provide increased sales opportunities and more efficient processes for the shops they also take the customer experience to completely new levels. We are very proud that NetOnNet has chosen us as a partner in this venture,” Niclas Boquist concludes.
“This collaboration is another great achievement and success for our team. It confirms our position as the leading supplier of smart ESL solutions to the consumer electronics industry and the strong position we have in the Nordic region. Our innovative ‘VUSION Retail IoT Cloud’ platform is proving to be an important competitive tool for retailers who want to improve their efficiency and ability to serve customers, as they struggle to remain competitive in a very tough industry,” says Sébastien Fourcy, Executive Vice President Sales at SES-imagotag.
NetOnNet – Directly from the warehouse shelf
Since 1999, NetOnNet sells home electronics of both its own and other well-known brands directly from the warehouse shelf. NetOnNet’s focus is on simplifying everything they can to offer consumer electronics cheaper than competitors. This is the motto of NetOnNet and is based on their unique self-service concept. Customers should choose NetOnNet, not only because they have low prices, but also because they make it easier, more honest, and with a focus based on the customer in general. This is how they create added value and a strong relationship with their customers. NetOnNet sells to consumers and companies through e-commerce and 32 warehouse locations in Sweden and Norway. The head office is located in the trading city of Borås, Sweden.
For 25 years, SES-imagotag has been a safe partner for retailers with digital technology in focus. SES-imagotag, the world leader in smart digital labels and digital pricing, offers a comprehensive IoT and digital platform for retail chains. The SES-imagotag solution makes it possible for chains to, among other things; digitize their physical shops, automate and streamline processes such as price updates, replenishment, and inventory to achieve increased efficiency and make it possible to meet consumers’ increased expectations for in-store service.
For additional information, please contact:
Christina Befwe, Idnet AB
Phone: +46 708-652890
Nora Ay, PR and Communications Manager, NetOnNet AB
Phone: +46 704-500205
David Göransson, Account Executive SES-imagotag
Phone: +46 76-0367176
Photo: NetOnNet / Emelie Magnusson