Sending a package as a business means you have to be a little more organised than when sending a package normally. Pre-planning is essential to ensure that all of your deliveries make it to their desired destinations on time and being organised definitely helps to save your business money. Here are a few tips to ensure that you’re sending parcels the most economical and timely way to benefit your business:

Use an experienced courier

Use an experienced courier service who has knowledge of managing business deliveries for speed and efficiency. A company like TNT have a great calculator on their site which means you can work out the costs of sending your deliveries with them in advance. Working with an experienced courier means that you can guarantee customers that their packages will arrive on time and in a great condition without having to worry about organising it yourself. Couriers have experience of mass deliveries and can guarantee a great service at a small cost.

Spend time on packaging deliveries properly

Replying and managing customer complaints is something which takes up a considerable amount of business time. In order to prevent wasting valuable time replying to these or rectifying any mistakes and having to replace any damaged goods, packaging all your deliveries well before they go to the couriers is really important. Take time to bubble wrap anything fragile and be sure to make sure all boxes are securely fastened with strong sticky tape.

Offer a range of delivery options

Despite it making things a little bit more difficult to organise at your end, giving customers the option to choose from a range of delivery options is attractive to customers and can save you space. A lot of businesses spend money on renting somewhere to store all their deliveries when they become a little bit bigger so by offering same and next day delivery options at an extra cost you’ll be getting rid of parcels that could be taking up valuable space at your premises.

Sending packages as a business can be costly if you don’t plan ahead and organise a methodical delivery strategy. Working together with an experienced courier service means that you’ll be able to concentrate on the packaging and customer service aspects of deliveries rather than worrying about whether or not they’re going to make it to the customer on time.

By Kar

Dr. Kar works in the interface of digital transformation and data science. Professionally a professor in one of the top B-Schools of Asia and an alumni of XLRI, he has extensive experience in teaching, training, consultancy and research in reputed institutes. He is a regular contributor of Business Fundas and a frequent author in research platforms. He is widely cited as a researcher. Note: The articles authored in this blog are his personal views and does not reflect that of his affiliations.

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