Tips for your warehouse, Picqer product updates and a look behind the scenes.
This autumn we can be found at two e-commerce fairs: Shopping Today in Utrecht and for the first time at the E-commerce XPO in Belgium, the largest e-commerce related event in Belgium.
Shopping Today in Utrecht
You will find us at Shopping Today in Utrecht on September 19th not only with a stand, but also with the talk "This is how you run an e-commerce warehouse" (in Dutch). In this talk, you will receive concrete tips from Casper to ensure that your website warehouse runs smoothly.
E-commerce XPO in Kortrijk
Picqer is also at an international fair for the first time. On the 14th and & 15th of October, we can be found at the E-commerce XPO in Kortrijk, Belgium. The E-commerce XPO is the largest E-commerce event in Belgium where you can attend many seminars, debates and case studies in addition to visiting stands.
Hi! My name is Dirk and I started at Picqer in July. I have the privilege of getting to work on a very broad task. With the support team I am involved in supporting our users and partners, but as a product owner I also actively participate in the development process.
I like to approach my work process-wise: how do we get from A to B, and what can we do to make it as fun and effective as possible? Something that Picqer also does, but for your warehouse. A match made in heaven!
In my spare time you will find me outside a lot, I love cycling and I enjoy walking long days with many kilometers on foot. Earlier this year I walked from the Pyrenees to the Atlantic Ocean, and soon I will be walking from Porto to Santiago, Spain, with my girlfriend.
Working in the fast-paced world of software development, e-commerce and logistics is in many respects the total opposite of the total relaxation with digital detox that you experience during a multi-day hike. For me, however, the combination provides a great interaction, and the essence is the same for me: the journey is more important than the destination.
Collecting online orders is extremely popular in Belgium. You can now also make use of this with PostNL and Picqer. In Belgium, PostNL has 1100 pickup points and new locations are opened every week.
Making shipments for Belgian pickup points is directly possible through PostNL and MyParcel. We support the official plugins for Magento 1, Magento 2 and WooCommerce.
Read how to activate Belgian pickup points on our help page.
When you receive an order in your webshop you want it imported in Picqer as quickly as possible. With Magento 2 new orders were imported with a maximum delay of 15 minutes. Now with the new Picqer plugin for Magento 2 you'll receive orders in realtime in your Picqer account.
Why a plugin?
We usually use webhooks when integrate webshops. The webshop will then give us a notification when a new order is placed. Unfortunately, Magento does not have support for this. That is why we already had a plugin for Magento 1 and now also developed one for Magento 2.
With the launch of the Magento 2 plugin we again support realtime receiving of orders for all connected webshops.
On this help page we explain how you can install the Magento 2 plugin. You may need the help of your webbuilder.
I am Ramon Kleiss and since May 20, I work at Picqer as an Senior Developer. Together with my colleagues Wouter and Anna (and of course Casper and Stephan) I hope to make the Picqer software even better than it is at the moment.
Before I started at Picqer, I worked in the social media world for 5 years. Before that, I studied Embedded Systems Engineering at the Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen. So you could say that I am completely new to the world of web shops and warehouses and this was exactly what attracted me to Picqer at first. The quality of the software and the clear communication are other things that I really like about Picqer.
Beside building software, I really love to go skiing in the winter and take a good mountain hike in the summer. I also love motorcycling, although it isn't possible for now due to leaking carburetors.
I look forward to helping you with handy features and bug fixes!