Fiercely competitive markets, narrow profit margins, smaller quantities together with a constantly growing and changing product range mean that e-commerce traders are forced to implement increasingly efficient processes while optimizing the delivery times. These are critical success and competitive factors for e-commerce. This applies to both large and mid-sized companies. At the same time, seasonal order peaks and – depending on the industry – extensive article returns also need to be handled. Although the challenges confronting e-commerce companies with regard to their in-house material flows are similar in many industries, they are not identical. The individual solution strategies differ greatly and are highly specific. In view of this, SSI SCHAEFER has specialized in six market sectors, in which it combines its entire expertise: food retail, food and beverage, retail and wholesale, healthcare and cosmetics, fashion and industry.