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4 Tips to Improve Your Brand’s Product Shipping Process

Guess what, your customers won’t prefer buying from you if you make late deliveries. A brand’s product shipping process is a key factor in customer satisfaction.

Your customers pay money to receive ordered products in a timely fashion, packaged and shipped safely to the specified location. Customers will pay for their desired mode of parcel delivery and shipping (standard, next day or same day), and expect their order to arrive on time.

Optimize Your Product Shipping Process!

Locate Items Quickly

This is possible with help from the right inventory management technology. To streamline your product shipping process you must be able to identify the exact location of every item stored in a warehouse. Don’t think taking this step is necessary?

Sure, go ahead if you don’t mind trying to find a certain product in a warehouse with countless other items! Trying to locate an item will be the same as trying to find a needle in a haystack.

Locate items quickly with the help of the right inventory management technology that will identify how many items are in stock and exactly where they are located in the warehouse.

Scanning devices can be used for this purpose such as bar code and wireless scanners which reduce human error and saves money.

Address Suggestions in Shopping Carts

Another way to lower product shipping costs and improve efficiency is by avoiding any and all address corrections from carriers. This can be done easily enough – by adding a feature to your website’s shopping cart.

This will verify a customer’s address and suggest potential corrections before being accepted for order processing.

Strategic Placement of Inventory

Do you ship items and products from more than one location? Companies that have two or more warehouse locations need to place a certain number of A & B movers in each but only D movers in the first location. This is ideally done to lower inventory carry costs.

Always place more movers and such personnel where warehouse space and labor costs are the lowest. You can also take advantage of outsourced order fulfillment services.

Plan Transportation Routes Carefully

Carriers that ship small parcels often provide incredible cost-savings when shipping multi-piece orders. These orders don’t feature multi pallets or full pallets.

You must also keep in mind that air transport is more expensive than shipping by sea or land.

Shipfusion sets your business on autopilot and combines flexible, reliable fulfillment with powerful, real-time technology. Shipfusion has multiple fulfillment centers across the US and Canada– making it easy to manage your eCommerce business. For more information on how to set your business on autopilot, contact one of our fulfillment specialists today.

“Part of the theme at Shipfusion is that we don't constrain our clients. We work with them as business partners and we work with their solutions and their environments, which allows them great flexibility to work with other third parties, but still take advantage of Shipfusion services.”

Dean Bentley-Falcke
Senior Solutions Architect and eCommerce Specialist
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