fast picking of items for an online shop

The Danish e-commerce retailer of hair and cosmetic products was founded in 2008 and now sells around 10,000 items from more than 200 brands in its online shop. The products were previously stored in a conventional warehouse. In order to be able to keep more items in stock in future, while also meeting requirements in relation to process efficiency, order picking performance, and ergonomics, the company decided to invest in a modern storage system from Kardex Remstar.

Advantages at a glance

  • 150 % increase in productivity (up to 6,000 order lines in one shift)
  • 60 % less space occupied
  • ROI: 1-2 years
  • Picking and inbound replenishment possible in the same process
  • Easy adaption to fulfi ll the needs of future growth
  • Perfect utilization of the low ceiling height

The Customer

NiceHair.dk is a Danish e-commerce company that sells hair products, cosmetics, and accessories for women, men and children. Founded in 2008,the company grew rapidly and today NiceHair.dk has around 10,000 different products from 200 brands in their product range. The company operates in Denmark and Sweden, but there are plans to expand to other European countries under the name NiceBeauty.com.

Task definition

The 10,000 different products are stored in a warehouse located in the seaside town of Esbjerg. NiceHair.dk wanted to simplify their processes so they are able to keep up with the demands of further growth. In addition the company had a need to speed up order picking, save storage space, and wanted to create more ergonomic workspaces for the benefit of their staff. Therefore, they chose a system from Kardex Remstar to enable them to fulfill their promises to their customers, e.g. short time delivery.


Kardex Remstar recommended a system with 6 Megamat RS 350 driven by Power Pick Global, the warehouse management software of Kardex Remstar. The software creates the fastest storage and retrieval solution for e-commerce companies. Thanks to the paternoster principle of the Megamat RS the articles, which are stored on carriers, automatically take the shortest path to the access opening at all times. Various picking strategies, such as batch picking, pick to clear and colour picking system, can further increase the speed and effi ciency of the system. Thanks to the automation 5,000 to 6,000 order lines can now be easily picked in one shift.

Scope of delivery

  • 6 Megamat RS 350 (W x D x H: 3,675 x 1,671 x 7,110 mm) adapted to the ceiling height
  • Power Pick Global warehouse management software from Kardex Remstar