Fill orders at the same time each day or week. This helps you track how much time you’re spending on order fulfillment. Since specialized knowledge of making your products isn’t needed to fill orders, it’s one of the first tasks that product makers tend to hire help to complete. By knowing the time being spent on fulfillment, you can more easily estimate how many hours to hire help for, or in determining whether to use an external fulfillment service. If you are following a daily production schedule, then you should start with the ‘pull’ of customer orders in the morning, allowing the rest of production tasks to follow the rest of the day.