Choosing the Right Shipping Partner for Your Business

If you are a starting a business or you are simply fed up with your current shipping partner and are looking for options in the market, this article is for you.

Choosing the right shipping partner is essential

The following points are important factors you should evaluate before choosing the right shipping partner for your business:

Price

This is probably the factor most evaluated when looking for any product or service. While price could initially be perceived as being the most important thing to consider, as most of the people look for the cheapest pricing every time, it is important to sit back and really put some thought on what a cheap price entails:

  • Does the cheap price affect the service?
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How to Upsize your Warehouse and Avoid a Painful Relocation

Retail giant Woolworths Limited has said, “Quality and freshness don’t come easy. “ It is why their Perth distribution centre has over 600 people working around the clock to coordinate the logistical supply from the farms to supermarket shelves across the state. It is critical for businesses to have a warehouse solution that will make their supply chain process efficient, scalable and safe.

Warehouse

The way customers receive the end product is dependant on the processes that are used at the distribution centres. As inventory demands grow, warehouse upgrades are needed and more challenges with managing the supply chain process can occur.…

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The Fine Art of Farming Out Functions

In their earliest days of operation, most entrepreneurs take great pride in performing all their company’s tasks in-house, sometimes even personally doing everything. It’s a phase that provides important lessons for the owners and employees, but in time a successful business owner will reach a point where it’s no longer practical to do everything alone.

Car loaded with watermelons

This doesn’t necessarily apply to the physical process of producing a good; you can maintain a high level of efficiency and still take on the entire assembly process yourself.

In-house vs. outsourcing

Shipping is a different story. Owner delivery can work up to a certain volume, but when you can no longer put the day’s output in your SUV and drop off deliveries on the way home, you have a decision to make.…

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The Art of Business Investment: How to Establish a Warehouse and Viable Logistics Operation

There is a genuine sense of optimism around small businesses in the UK at present, and this positive sentiment is encouraging entrepreneurs to spend higher volumes of capital. This trend is prevalent across multiple areas of business, with small and medium-sized businesses forecast to spend an estimated £8 million more on technology alone this year than they did in 2013.

Warehouse solution

The technology spend is expected to increase across software, outsourcing and office equipment, especially in the fields of warehouse management and logistic operations. For small business owners that sell and distribute products directly to the consumer market, it is imperative that they invest in a viable infrastructure that can help them to minimise costs and maximise profitability over time.…

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Packaging Like a Pro: How to Streamline, Save and Stand Out

Taking the order and making the sale should not be the end of the customer experience journey. If the item that they have ordered from you arrives in poor condition due to cheap or inappropriate packaging, all that goodwill can soon disappear.

Amazon shipping packaging

This article takes a look at how you can enhance a professional image for your business by making sure your goods arrive in good condition and tell the customer that you care about them.

Think like a buyer

The first thing you should do when assessing your shipping policy is to think like a buyer. If you were ordering from your company you would want a number of key requirements to be fulfilled.…

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