Pieces and Cases
Pieces and cases are picked into fulfillment orders. Pieces (or “eaches”) are individual picks of SKUs. Cases are picks of entire cases of SKUs.
The benefit to picking entire cases of SKUs is that less time and resources are needed to place the items from the case into an order than if they were picked individually. The time taken to pick one case (or box) is much different than the time taken to pick all 12 items contained within the case.
Fulfillment houses will often charge a set amount for picking a case, usually just a little more than picking an individual piece. Clients should be aware of their case sizes when placing orders to minimize their picking cost.