Veeqo announces scanner for e-commerce retailers

Swansea-based tech firm Veeqo has launched a new e-commerce scanner that’s capable of providing Amazon-style logistics capabilities for retail businesses of all sizes.

The VS1 scanner, developed by the high-growth Welsh start-up, is linked to specialist software that lets online retailers manage a high volume of orders from multiple sales channels and marketplaces.

This, according to the company, enables enterprise-level warehouse operations at a fraction of the cost. It was designed after Veeqo CEO, Matt Warren, experienced how difficult it was picking and shipping orders while operating his own ecommerce business Jura Watches.

Jura, which Matt launched before working on Veeqo, turned over a staggering £60 million selling luxury watches online. He developed VS1 because he wanted to something to make simplified high level warehouse systems accessible to retail businesses of all sizes.

The VS1 Scanner is built around three core pillars to help make retailers run as efficient a warehouse operation as possible:

1. Booking in Stock – Products are available to sell quicker with the VS1. Simply scan the barcode of any received stock and book it in on the VS1 screen. Stock will then be synced in Veeqo and available to sell on your ecommerce website and marketplaces instantly.

2. Accurate Order Picking – The VS1 saves retailers money by preventing them sending out the wrong products to customers. Simply choose the orders on VS1 and follow instructions around the warehouse to pick. Stock levels can then be updated across all sales channels in realtime.

3. Faster, Paperless Stock Take – Stock takes with the VS1 are on average 70% faster than paper-based ones. Scan products to validate their quantities and update discrepancies instantly. No more printing off product lists and no need to close the warehouse for stock takes.

Matt Warren, CEO of Veeqo, said: “I’m really proud to unveil the VS1 Scanner – a device we’ve built specifically to help ecommerce retailers get products to their customers quicker than ever before.

“With my previous ecommerce business, the biggest challenge was fulfilling orders in the most efficient way – from booking in stock, to picking and shipping.

“I know the VS1 Scanner will give retailers the chance to run a highly effective and streamlined warehouse operation, and get more orders to their customers faster than ever before.”

The device will be available to Veeqo customers as part of the main software. It comes with free replacement for breakdowns and an upgrade every three years.

One retailer who got their hands on the VS1 Scanner early was CPR Callblocker. It ships thousands of units per month from their warehouse operation in South Wales to customers all over the world.

Paul Jones, head of eCommerce at CPR Callblocker, said: “We were wasting so much time and money using manual and paper processes for booking in stock and picking orders across our multiple warehouses. But the VS1 makes things so much easier.

“We’ve cut down significantly on shipping wrong orders to customers, saving us money and reducing poor customer experiences.”