Voluspa employs Descartes warehouse and shipping tech

  • October 31, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

California-based home fragrance retailer Voluspa is using Descartes’ warehouse management and shipping technology to accelerate order fulfilment and distribution to wholesale and online consumers across the USA, Canada and other countries worldwide.

“Voluspa is a high-volume brand,” said Saman Yazdanfar, shipping operations manager at Voluspa. “Descartes gives us the ability to ship thousands of orders daily during peak season. Having the right technology helps ensure the agility we need to successfully scale to meet customer demand. While our order mix and complexity vary greatly, Descartes has helped us achieve almost 100% order accuracy and significantly shorten our distribution cycles through highly automated workflows and much greater visibility into warehouse and shipping performance.”

Descartes OzLink Mobile Warehouse helps distribution-intensive companies streamline order fulfilment and reduce warehouse costs. It uses mobile barcode scanning capabilities for receiving inventory and multi-strategy picking and packing to increase warehouse efficiency, reduce fulfilment and labour costs, and flex with changes in order volume.

To improve shipping performance, it is integrated with Descartes ShipRush, one of the most widely integrated multi-carrier shipping options available, with connections to more than 90 marketplaces and over 200 carriers, including less-than-truckload (LTL) options, and competitive rate discounts.

“We’re pleased to be part of the technology platform that Voluspa is using to enhance its domestic and international distribution operations,” said Troy Graham, vice president at Canada-based Descartes. “Descartes has a strong track record of success in helping retailers of all sizes reach new levels of distribution performance through ecommerce-focused warehousing, shipping and mobile fulfilment.”

Founded in 1999, California-based Voluspa (www.voluspa.com) is a home-fragrance label whose luxurious aromas are matched by its artisan-crafted vessels.

Descartes (www.descartes.com) provides on-demand, software-as-a-service focused on improving the productivity, security and sustainability of logistics-intensive businesses. The technology can be used to route, track and improve the safety, performance and compliance of delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; access global trade data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete other logistics processes by participating in a collaborative multimodal logistics community. Its headquarters are in Ontario, Canada, and it has offices and partners around the world.