Manual vs. Automatic Shipping

September 11, 2017
The “ship” part of pick, pack, ship is crucial. Would you like to set up automatic shipping to replace the manual process of shipping items to customers? Read on and we’ll cover how to do it.

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When shipping manually, you need to know the address of your customers to properly fill out the shipping labels. It’s up to warehouse workers to contact shippers and get price quotes on various shipping options to compare them and see which one will work best. You may not have access to extensive tracking information or be able to get signature confirmation when orders are delivered.


Without tracking information or a system in place to manage all of the tracking numbers you receive from shippers, it’s difficult or impossible to make sure all of your orders make it to their final destinations. Plus, shipping labels could be improperly filled out if done from memory and/or if typed by hand.


By integrating an inventory management solution with shippers like UPS, USPS, and FedEx, you can compare shipping prices, terms, and times right from a single interface. Shipping labels are automatically completed with the customer’s physical address on file. And you can get signature confirmation from customers when their packages are delivered.


All of this leads to a better shipping experience. A business automation platform ensures packages are delivered to the right addresses and received by the right people. It also makes it much easier to compare shipping prices and other information from a number of shippers.