Consignor it is a good investment, because my time is only getting scarcer as our sales continues to grow. With Consignor we are able to quickly print labels for parcels directly from our own system. In addition, we save time and avoid typos, because we don’t have to work in different systems when booking shipments.
In just two years the online yarn shop Rito.dk has increased sales by over 600%. Here is an insight into 26-year-old Dennis Drejer’s popular online shop, where every detail is carefully thought through and everything is automated. Because when you sell yarn, it is the least of margins you earn money on.
“Our picking carts are specially designed with a wheel in the middle, so we can easily turn corners at the warehouse. Soon we also put light on the shelves, so the warehouse employees quickly are able to see which box to choose when picking items, ” Dennis Drejer explains, while he gives a guided tour at Rito’s warehouse in Skive, Denmark.
Nothing is left to chance at Rito. Dennis Drejer’s knowledge of how to run an online shop is impressive. The thorough work is also reflected in Rito’s growth. Rito.dk has since its start in 2014 increased the shipment volume to today, where they send many thousands parcels each month.
“An average e-commerce order is between 80 and 100 EUR, but our average orders are significantly lower. This means that we at Rito.dk have to run twice as fast to make money. We make money on the least of margins. Therefore, we keep an eye on everything, such as time spent on phone calls and emails, picking and packing time etc. We automate everything. My goal does not involve funding from investors like many entrepreneurs focus on. My focus is to make money all the time, so my employees can get paid, ” says Dennis Drejer.
Choose automation from the beginning
Time is a factor for an entrepreneur, which is why Dennis Drejer chose Consignor as the software system for handling Rito’s shipments. Rito has a fully automated version of Consignor the API handles all of Rito’s import and export EDI, shipment export and label printing simple and efficient. Consignor is installed in Rito’s own systems. This means that they at Rito still work in their own systems and don’t actually see Consignor.
“It is important to know and use automation tools from the beginning, so you don’t have to spend time on this later. Consignor it is a good investment, because my time for such things is only getting scarcer as our sales continues to grow. With Consignor we are able to quickly print labels for parcels directly from our own system. In addition, we save time and avoid typos, because we don’t have to work in different systems when booking shipments, ” saysDennis Drejer”
“Customers are happy with 1-2 day delivery timeline, and if we are able to deliver even faster than that, they will be even happier. Delivery times are good word of mouth marketing, and that is some of the best marketing you can get! ”
“We are already sending 5-10 parcels a day to Norway. Therefore, Norway will be our next market, but we continue to have the warehouse and office here in Skive. In terms of shipping, it is easy for us to expand with a Norwegian online shop. We just have to make an extra check mark in Consignor, and we are ready. We actually don’t think about Consignor here at Rito. Consignor is just there and it works. Consignor means fewer worries, when you are a relatively new business like Rito. That’s what Consignor does for us, ” Dennis Drejer concludes.
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- Dennis Drejer has previously worked at Cykelpartner.dk, which also is a successful and growing online shop.
- There are 500 online yarn shops in Denmark, of which 47 occurred last year with a complete copy of Rito‘s setup.
- Rito has 8 full-time and 12 part-time employees. The goal is to reach 15 full-time employees before 2017.
- The average customer at Rito is 55+ years.
- Rito has between 3,000 and 3,700 items product numbers at the warehouse. The goal is to reach 8,000-10,000 product numbers before 2017.
- Dennis Drejer chose the name Rito, because it does not mean anything in other languages, and because it is easy to remember and spell.
- Rito has integrated Consignor On-Premises in their own developed ERP system.