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Kärkkäinen Web Oy

Kärkkäinen Web Oy has implemented Abakus solution supplied by Optiscan for improvement of web shop order picking and dispatching from the Kärkkäinen stores.


Rapid increase of orders at the Kärkkäinen web shop and a need for developing operations at existing premises were the main reasons for implementing the Abakus solution. Kärkkäinen web shop grows yearly by around 100 %, and in high season there can be over 5000 order lines per day. Increasing competition puts pressure on systems that need to be up-to-date.

Why Abakus?

It was essential to ensure smooth logistics processes when combining the increasing web shop orders to store picking in a multi-store environment. Optiscan has delivered Kärkkäinen a tailored Abakus solution enabling the company to achieve the growth targets of the future. 

The Abakus system has improved product picking, sorting and packing at Kärkkäinen. The easily adoptable system enables a flexible increase of resources by seasons allowing unified procedures at all locations. Bar code scanning used in different process stages ensures error-free operation, which increases customer satisfaction.

J. Kärkkäinen Oy is a department store chain, founded in 1988, with stores in Ylivieska, Oulu, Lahti and Ii. The company’s web shop Karkkainen.com has been running since 2007. The turnover of the group was 162 million euros in 2015, and the company employs 500 people. The largest department stores in Ylivieska and Lahti hold 150 000 different product items and in the web shop there are 100 000 items.