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How many people would it take to day-in-day-out ship 200 items?
I'm guessing here, but i'd say with all the items packaged up it would be the size of a textbook but weight much much less.
If the items are simple to pack, and just require some peanuts, tape, and a shipping label, one person could probably do 50-80 packages per 8-hour shift.
One the other hand, if they must be carefully wrapped, hand-packed, and double-boxed, you might only get 20 per day.
These are extimates, and include breaks, time for chit-chat, etc. I'm sure you could double this output if you skip breaks and pick up the pace.
The answer is..... between 2 and 3!
Of course that has be stuff that is easy to ship, they have to have proper supplies, and can not be responsible for receiving packages as well.
If you've got a person in charge of the shop and a person who's just there to pick/pack items then I would estimate that the pick/pack only guy will be able to turnover at least 50% more packages than the 'one man' on his own.
The number of packages can vary a lot by how you organise your inventory and how you pack it.
Look at standardised bins for inventory and standard boxes for packaging. Then look at the workflow.. what does it take to get the order out of the door from the moment you've got the credit card notification. Include time spent to verify credit card orders, verify addresses (you'd be surprised how many gift orders have invalid addresses in our case)... list goes on.
I work for a network marketing company where all I have to do is bring people to the site and they take the orders and ship it direct to the customer.
I don't have to worry about shipping and charging to forty-plus countries we ship to - I just collect the commission! :)