Any business providing a physical product to customers will need to have some understanding of the shipping industry to succeed. Fortunately, Ship Quick Now can help! With many years of experience shipping products to over 200 countries around the world, we know how important it is for businesses to have their products delivered on time, and we’ve put together this list of some of the most important things to know about shipping, from a business owner perspective.
Know the Range of Options
When many businesses start off, they start off small, and the most they need to distribute their product is something like UPS or FedEx, and since that’s all they need, they don’t investigate further. But as businesses grow, their needs will evolve, and using a single carrier might not remain cost-effective. That’s why it’s important to know what options are available and have a plan for transitioning when your business grows.
Adapt Your Packaging
As with your carrier needs, your packaging needs will develop over time. When you start off you may be sending individual items/boxes, but that may evolve to shipping large, shrink-wrapped pallets of products. You’ll need to account for this in your packaging material and labeling process.
Take Advantage of Technology
The shipping industry has benefited greatly from advancements in technology, particularly where tracking is concerned, and those benefits go to every party involved. As the business providing the product, invest in the best tracking you can, and be willing and able to keep customers updated on the progress of their products.
Consult with Carriers Often
Your carriers will give you good estimates of things like shipping time and costs, but those things can change based on the circumstances. Don’t make promises to your customers without confirming things with your carrier first.
No matter the product, or the distance, Ship Quick Now is equipped to help! We handle all kinds of goods, delivering all over the world, and we strive to have transparency with every business we work with. Contact us today to get started!