Turn around time (TAT) is the estimated time to complete any activity. Eshopbox has transparent policies to determine a TAT for the following activities performed at Eshopbox.

  • Receiving your Inward consignment

  • Picking and packing your orders

  • Processing the returns

  • Packing your recall consignment

Summary

Below is a brief summary of Eshopbox TATs for various activities:

  • Receiving inward consignment: 5 business days for up to 10000 units.

  • Pick and Pack
    - Standard: Order submitted for fulfillment before 10 am will be ready to ship by 12 noon on the same day.

  • Return Processing
    - Standard: 5 business days from receiving of returns
    - Priority: 2 business days from receiving of returns.

  • Recalling Consignment: 5 business days for up to 5000 units.

💡 Please note that there may be certain events that will affect the turn around times.

This article will help you to understand in detail about:

  • How to estimate Turn-Around Times for each activity?

  • Various events that may impact the Turn-around times.

Receiving Inward Consignment

The TAT for the receiving process starts from the next day of delivery of the consignment. Eshopbox considers receiving complete when all the units of the consignment are put into storage locations.

How to estimate TAT for Receiving Consignment?

The turn around time for completing receiving of an inward consignment depends upon the following parameters:

  • The number of units in the consignment.

  • Your prior consignments delivered at Eshopbox, but receiving is not complete.

  • Business As Usual (BAU) receiving volume of your workspace.

For example, your workspace has a BAU of receiving 2000 units per day, and you are delivering a consignment of 4000 units. The turn around time for completing receiving of this consignment will be the two business days from the next day of delivery. In case, you deliver another consignment of 2000 units before completion of previously delivered consignment, the turn around time for the second consignment will be the next three business days from delivery.

Events that may affect Receiving TATs

TATs for receiving consignment may extend in case of one or more of the following events:

  • You have delivered the consignment without an appointment.

  • You have not created the inward consignment in your Eshopbox workspace.

  • You did not follow Standard packaging guidelines and delivery guidelines.

  • Eshopbox may put the consignment on hold when.
    - The high number of unexpected products that were not part of the inward consignment.
    - High rejection percentage.
    - Incomplete or incorrect information along with inward consignment like documents, courier details.

  • Eshopbox may also put consignment receiving on hold in case of an unexpected surge in the number of orders. This step is taken so that all the orders are fulfilled and process timely.

  • Events that are out of control to Eshopbox like Act of God, COVID 19, strikes, riots, etc.

Picking and Packing of Orders

The TAT for the pick and pack is defined by the cut-off processing time assigned to order. Cut off Processing Time (CPT) is time by when the order should be ready to ship.

How to estimate Cut off processing time for pick and pack Orders?

The cut-off processing time of an order depends upon the following parameters:

  • Time at which the Eshopbox receives the order.

  • Fulfillment method assigned to order: Standard or Priority.

Pick and pack CPT

Suppose Eshopbox receives the 800 orders on holiday. In this case, Eshopbox will process 120% of the orders, i.e., 600 orders in the next business day. Eshopbox will process remaining orders before cut off processing time of the next business day after the holiday.

  • Business as usual (BAU) receiving volume of your workspace. For example, the BAU is 500 order items per day, but orders received are 800. Eshopbox will process the first 120% of the orders, i.e., 600 orders on the same day. Eshopbox will handle the remaining 200 orders before the cut off processing time of the next business day.

Events that may affect pick and pack TATs.

TATs for pick and pack of orders may extend in case of one or more of the following events :

  • On that point, there is not enough inventory to fulfill all products in the order. In such a case, Cut off processing time will be assigned once the inventory is assigned to order.

  • Documents like Invoice and Shipping label are not available for printing at the time of packing the order. Eshopbox will mark such orders as sidelined and assign to Problem solver. A problem-solver may reach out to you to find a solution.

  • The shipping provider is not assigned to the order. This may happen because the order may not match any conditions defined in the shipping rules.

  • The products in the order require special handling or oversized packaging.

  • Order, including more than 50 quantity.

  • Eshopbox may increase the turn around times during holiday and peak season. Any such changes will be notified in advance.

  • Events that are out of control to Eshopbox like Act of God, COVID 19, strikes, riots, etc.

Return Processing

The TAT for return processing starts when Eshopbox receives the return. Eshopbox considers the return processing complete when all the items in the return shipments are determined either to be Sellable or Non-sellable and put back into the storage location.

How to estimate TAT for Return Processing?

The TAT of return processing depends upon the following parameters:

  • The number of return shipments delivered on the day.

  • Return Processing method assigned.
    - Standard return processing. Five business days from receiving of returns.
    - Eshopbox move returns with the Priority processing method to the top of the list for processing. Priority TAT return processing is two business days from receiving of returns.

  • Business as usual (BAU) receiving volume of your workspace. For example, the BAU is 300 returns per day at Eshopbox, but the return received is 500. Eshopbox will process 120% of the return, i.e., 360 returns in the five business days in case you have opted for standard return processing. At the same time, the remaining 140 returns may take six business days.

Events that may affect return processing TATs

TATs for return processing may extend in case of one or more of the following events :

  • You have not created the return in your Eshopbox workspace. Such returns Eshopbox will mark it as sidelined. It will get processed when you create the return in your Eshopbox workspace.

  • Document along with return shipment (shipping label or the invoice) doesn't carry enough information to track the order for which return is received.

  • Eshopbox may increase the turn around times during holiday and peak season. Any such changes will be notified in advance.

  • The returns for orders, which are not processed from Eshopbox.

  • Returns including more than 50 quantity.

  • Events that are out of control to Eshopbox like Act of God, COVID 19, strikes, riots, etc.

Recalling Consignment

Recalling consignment TAT starts when the Eshopbox team starts processing it and ends when the item so the consignment is packed.

How to estimate TAT for Recalling Consignment?

The turn around time for completing recall consignment depends upon the following parameters:

  • The number of units in the consignment.

  • Your prior recall consignments at Eshopbox, but processing is not complete.

  • Pick and pack BAU, which you have shared.

For example, your workspace has a BAU of recalling 1000 units per day, and you recall a consignment of 4000 units. The turn around time for completing recalling of this consignment will be the next four business days from creating. In case, you create another consignment of 1000 units before completion of previously created consignment, the turn around time will be the next five business days from creating.

💡 TATs for processing Recall consignment of Non-sellable inventory is different. In this case, TAT depends upon activity during which item is identified Non-sellable :


- For items marked as non-sellable at the time of receiving inward inventory: TAT is two business days from completion of the inward consignment.


- For items marked as non-sellable at the time of processing return: Recall consignment is processed and packed at a particular frequency like daily, weekly, monthly, etc. This depends on the return received at Eshopbox. In case you wish to update the frequency of Non-sellable recall consignment, please contact Eshopbox support.

Events that may affect recalling TATs

TATs for recalling consignment may extend in case of one or more of the following events :

  • You have not created the recall consignment in your Eshopbox workspace.

  • Eshopbox may also put consignment receiving on hold in case of an unexpected surge in the number of orders. This step is taken so that all the orders are fulfilled and process timely.

  • Events that are out of control to Eshopbox like Act of God, COVID 19, strikes, riots, etc.

Custom TATs

While the above-mentioned standard TATs does cater to requirements for most of the business, we understand that your business may need a custom TAT. For example,

  • Eshopbox may decrease the TAT for the first few receiving of inward consignments in your workspace. This may be required if you're already selling on sales channels, and you don't want to affect your sale.

  • You may also request to use a different cut-off processing time for orders or even may want multiple cut-off processing times in a day.

You can avail of custom TATs in such scenarios by applying on the link here. Our fulfillment expert may get in touch with you.

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