Just running the day-to-day affairs of a business can be exhausting enough, let alone having to deal with the extra demands of shipping.
- Are you overpaying?
- Are you getting everything out of your current carrier?
- What are the locations that I need to ship to this week?
These are just some of the extra pressures that go along with shipping. As the premier company specializing in packing and crating, we would like to share the following ways to increase your business’ shipping productivity.
Regardless of where or what you are shipping, be sure to get quotes, so that you understand the shipping process and what that shipment is going to cost. With so much business being done online nowadays, the length of time that you will have to wait for a quote from any carrier should be very short or almost instantaneous. If this is not the case, you may want to think about looking elsewhere for your shipping needs – the adage ‘time is money’ applies in this case.
By going online, you will not only be reducing paper, you are also shrinking your business’ global footprint. Digital paperwork will also expedite the amount you are spending filling out time consuming bills of lading and other necessary shipping paperwork.
Try to find a company that uses an automated internal system that takes care of all paperwork. This will drastically speed up the shipping process, including reorders and repeat customers.
Being a responsible business owner means managing the aspects of your shipping from the time it leaves your dock or front door until it safely arrives at its destination. Again, try to find a company that uses an automated shipping system, so that checking the status of your shipment is as easy as logging on.
Go with the Pros
By using a company that understands your business’ shipping needs, you will increase your productivity by reducing the amount of time spent. At Cratex, we have been in the shipping business for over 30 years and use a state-of-the-art internal computer network to track and store your shipping information.
By employing these simple solutions to your business’ needs, you should be able to streamline your shipping department, while cutting down on time and thus reducing stress while increasing productivity.
If you would like other ways to increase your business’ productivity or would like to know more about our various shipping services, such as our custom crating and packing, please contact us today. We look forward to being a part of your business.