Packing products involves more than just putting items into containers for shipping. There are two ways to accomplish this – manually and automatically. We’ve got a lot to cover on this topic, so let’s start unpacking it right now.(more…)
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Your shipping processes should not be a bottleneck in business operations. Adding more personnel or reorganizing space is not necessarily the best use of your time and money. What’s required to speed things up is greater efficiency. You can start by assessing your current shipping procedures from start to finish. Identify any real problems that need fixing, tools that need updating, and especially manual operations that can be automated.
In many companies there is an unfortunate situation where delays and mistakes get passed along down the chain, and the shipping department is expected to catch errors or work last-minute miracles to get things out the door, after which you have no more control. Other employees and even managers may have no idea of the burden shipping departments face on a regular basis.
You can save your shipping department many headaches by providing technology that optimizes their time and effort. Here are four important tips for upgrading your shipping process.(more…)
Businesses routinely commit revenue to increasing their sales. This expense can be a healthy portion of overall budgets since sales and marketing departments are generally the largest recipients. The ROI you receive from this will constantly need to be revamped in an attempt to maximize results. When sales are slowing down, a review of the overall infrastructure is needed.
Here are four common struggles businesses can face when attempting to boost sales, along with solutions to them.(more…)
Reducing your freight on shipping in and out of your warehouse ultimately means you’re increasing your profit on sales. However, what does it take to reduce those costs? After all, given how important and time-critical today’s shipments are, how can a company go about reducing its warehouse-to-warehouse freight costs? Well, the following are examples of some of the strategies you can employ to reduce your shipping expenses.(more…)
Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym.