Top 8 Reasons Why You Should Be Streamlining Your Shipping Process

June 30, 2016

1. Guarantee that you’re paying the lowest freight costs possible on all your shipments.

Combined with the costs and/or business rules that have been established in your business, shipping software gives the opportunity to automate which carrier and service level is chosen. So, if a customer doesn’t mind how long it takes to receive their order, certain shipping solutions enable your company to choose a carrier that will deliver in five to seven business days. This dramatically cuts down on shipping costs.

2. Producing carrier-certified shipping labels, manifests and other required documents is simple.

Multi-carrier shipping software enables companies to easily meet requirements for compliant labeling, without having to change printers, label stock, or systems. This reduces carrier charge-backs for non-compliant issues, and reduces the overall amount spent on freight.

3. Deliver more orders quickly and ultimately enabling you to grow your business by shipping from any inventory source.

Combining powerful shipping software with improved physical flow decreases the amount of time and effort it takes to ship a package without incurring additional costs. Eliminating steps will improve the speed of package processing and avoid lost or incorrectly shipped packages.

4. Mid to high volume shippers will be able to increase operational efficiencies and add growth potential.

The flexibility of scalable solutions allows for your business to grow, whether you are adding locations, stores, e-commerce sites or international shipping destinations.

5. Integrating all your systems and technologies leverages a cost-effective, interconnected supply chain.

Shipping software is often designed with a modular architecture, allowing you to install, pay for, and maintain only those modules that your business actually needs, saving both time and money.

6. Have increased visibility for live package status, delivery updates and shipment history for internal and customer use.

Shipping software allows complete order visibility within the enterprise, and instant tracking once packages leave your facility. This visibility empowers customers to track their own packages, which in turn, saves your shipping and customer service department’s time.

7. It will be possible for you to exceed customer expectations for shipment delivery.

Shipping is the end process for all of the efforts that have been made at each stage of the commercial chain, from acquiring the customer to making the sale. The happier a customer is when they receive your parcel, the more likely they are to order again.

8. Tracking returns and the reverse logistics process will be streamlined as well.

Having visibility of every point of a parcel's journey, including returns, is vital for operational efficiency.

 

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