Lords & Labradors is Leader of the Pack After Joining Brightpearl

Greater peace of mind

Lords & Labradors have streamlined and automated its operations with Brightpearl’s hyper-scalable retail operating system, allowing the business to save 35 hours every week and Grow Fearlessly. 

“Brightpearl has absolutely helped us grow.” – Alexandra Clements, Buying and Supply Chain Manager, Lords & Labradors.

Based in Stickney, England, luxury  Lords & Labradors specialize in luxury bedding,furniture and accessories for pets  – including a popular chesterfield sofa especially for pups. Spurred on by pandemic puppy-buying and endorsement from celebs, the brand has grown 100% year-on-year and tripled its team. 

Barking up the wrong tree

Before Brightpearl, Lords and Labradors was bogged down by manual processes. Operations were conducted via separate spreadsheets, and disjointed ordering and inventory systems meant items were frequently oversold and understocked. When demand peaked during the pandemic, the time spent on clunky manual processes meant the team couldn’t keep up with demand and fell behind with orders. 

Lured by the promise of a ‘cheap fix’, the company initially turned to e-commerce platform Linnworks, but quickly discovered it was too basic for their complex, multi-channel requirements. The platform couldn’t integrate with their existing software as they’d hoped, and simply wasn’t sophisticated enough when in use.

Paws up for automation

The brand eventually opted for Brightpearl’s trusted retail operating system (ROS) to help them, and it deployed in a super speedy 120 days. Unlike Linnworks which couldn’t connect, Brightpearl seamlessly synced with the team’s existing apps such as Shopify Plus, Amazon, Etsy and eBay thanks to its native Plug & Play integrations. With Brightpearl streamlining their systems and acting as their single source of truth, Lords & Labradors has gained access to real-time performance insights across their entire business and can accurately manage inventory across all sales channels for the first time. 

Brightpearl’s Automation Engine means 80% of orders are now completed automatically. Human errors have been almost eliminated and the team saves more than 35 hours a week.

“Thanks to Brightpearl, we are able to provide even better service and ensure customers come back to us again and again.” – Ryan Willey, Commercial Director, Lords & Labradors

Key Takeaways

  • Super-fast 120 day implementation, compared to dated ERPs which take up to 24 months. 
  • Unlike ‘cheap fix’ e-commerce platforms such as Linnworks, Brightpearl can seamlessly connect with existing apps such as Shopify and Amazon using native Plug & Play integrations.
  • 80% of Lords & Labradors’ orders are now automated, saving the team a massive 35 hours a week.
  • Brightpearl is retail-focused and suited to multi-channel, hyper scalable growth – while a basic OMS or WMS will often buckle under increased logistical complexity.

It’s time to ditch cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all solutions and switch to an extensible solution built with hyper scalability at its heart. At Brightpearl, we’ll give you the freedom to connect to any cutting-edge tools so you can Grow Fearlessly.

To upgrade from your current ERP or OMS, get in touch with us today.