Package Handling
DCS’s design and engineering team has more than 40 years of experience creating unique parcel handling systems for diverse customer applications. With installations including semi-automated handling in small city distribution centers and fully automated, integrated hubs with advanced conveyor and sorter equipment, DCS routinely thinks outside the box.
E-Commerce and Multi-Channel Fulfillment
DCS designs and implements end-to-end warehouse automation solutions for e-commerce and multi-channel retailers that address numerous workflow challenges. This includes solutions for receiving, putaway, storage, replenishment, order fulfillment, picking, packing, sortation, and outbound shipping. Our custom integrated warehouse, distribution, and fulfillment systems draw from a deep pool of conventional, semi-automated, and automated material handling technologies.
Various Distribution Applications
Whether an operation is considering the construction of a new distribution or fulfillment center, or a retrofit or expansion of an existing facility, it’s important to create a solution that fits the overarching supply chain strategy. DCS has four decades of experience designing and integrating comprehensive, end-to-end material handling solutions that meet a multitude of operational goals. Whether conventional, semi-automated, or fully automated, DCS can help your organization implement a custom solution that meets its goals while maximizing return on investment (ROI).
Supply Chain Consulting
The DCS Supply Chain Consulting team offers a range of services to help your operations address the challenges it faces. Working in partnership with you, DCS consultants analyze your business data- existing workforce, workflow processes, inventory, order data, operations, and more- to determine a strategy that addresses your unique needs. Whether you need an operations assessment, process improvement recommendations, or distribution design services, DCS consultants will help guide you to the material handling system or operational solution that best meets your current and future needs, as well as your budget.
Customer Support
Keeping your warehouse operations and material handling systems running smoothly and at the peak of productivity are the goals of DCS’ Customer Service Team. By partnering with DCS, your warehouse automation solution is supported from commissioning to end of life. You’ll receive comprehensive in-house training of your personnel, including specialized training of your designated internal system expert. Plus, DCS offers a complete package of spare parts and expert system troubleshooting support from qualified engineers dedicated to your installation.
System Design & Integration
DCS offers a broad range of material handling equipment and automated system design, installation, and integration services for a multitude of projects. These include retrofits, expansions, upgrades, and more. While every project is unique, our system design and execution processes are the same, encompassing meticulous attention to detail, frequent communication, and a dedicated partnership with our clients.
About Us
Designed Conveyor Systems (DCS) has 40 years of experience serving major clients in multiple industries by providing material handling, full-scale warehouse operations, and conveyor design solutions that are custom crafted for their needs. DCS does not sell ready-made conveyor systems but builds relationships that empower collaboration to craft custom warehouse designs together. DCS utilizes consulting, engineering design, project management, installation services, and client support to ensure our customers can keep their promises to deliver on time.
With more than 40 years of experience providing automated system design, installation, and integration services, DCS has created solutions for companies throughout the United States in a broad range of industries and markets. We’ve completed more than 1500 projects ranging from greenfield facilities with completely new systems to expansions and retrofits of existing operations.

ECommerce Fulfillment: A Brief Guide

What Is ECommerce Fulfillment?


ECommerce fulfillment is essentially when an online business ships its products to its customers. For instance, when you buy something off eBay, they have a system in place to get you your product as soon as possible. ECommerce fulfillment also involves inventory management and returns.


Your eCommerce fulfillment system could be mailing packages from your house. It could also involve massive centers and warehouses across the country. Maybe you do it in-house. Maybe you outsource to another company. It all depends on your business’s needs.


Having an efficient system is more important than ever, now that two clicks of a button can send packages across the country or even to the opposite side of the world in meer days. When people expect 1 hour shipping times, it can be hard to keep up with customer demands.


Studies show that the most common reason online customers abandon their cart (not including customers who were just browsing) is because the shipping, taxes, and fees were too high. A lot of customers have also abandoned their carts because the shipping times were too long. This highlights the importance of keeping shipping costs low through an efficient eCommerce Fulfilment system.


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DCS will handle eCommerce fulfillment for you. If you’re spending all of your time packing boxes or if you’re getting orders in higher volumes than you can handle (a good problem to have), DCS can help.


What’s the Difference Between a Fulfillment Center and a Warehouse?


A fulfillment center is a hub from which you send off your goods to your customers. This is not the same thing as a warehouse. A warehouse is where you store goods for a long period of time. A fulfillment center is where you send them from. Thus your product will spend a long time at a warehouse but only a short time at a fulfillment center. This changes the way both need to be designed and used.


If your business is large enough, it may need both fulfillment centers and warehouses, but smaller businesses may only need one. Contact DCS and we can help you evaluate your business’s needs to determine what’s right for you. We have 35+ years of experience helping businesses like yours.


Where Do I Build My Fulfillment Cent?


ShipBob, an eCommerce fulfillment company, recommends that you keep your fulfillment center close to your customers, not necessarily close to you. Some business owners build their centers near them, but they should build them near their customers instead. This will save you money on shipping costs. Use the zip codes and addresses from your orders to determine where you should build your fulfillment center. Building closer to your customer base will save money in the long run.


Also, a rural center might not save you money. The cost to buy such a center may be cheaper if it’s in the middle of nowhere, but you will have higher shipping costs than if you built it closer to your customer base. Therefore you will lose money in the long run. Urban centers might save you money even if they’re more expensive to buy. This requires careful evaluation and forethought.


How Do I Choose an ECommerce Fulfillment Company?


DCS Innovations will run your ECommerce Fulfillment system, working with you to optimize your system so that your customers will get their packages on time.


Our services include:

  • Design Consultation
  • Warehouse Controls Systems
  • Warehouse Execution Systems
  • Returns
  • Shipping Systems
  • 24/7 Client Support


If you spend all your time shipping packages, our company can free you up for more important tasks. We’re here to protect your reputation with your customers, to give them the best online shopping experience possible.


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