To streamline the shipping management process, you must carry out several procedures.
First of all, you need to find the right shipping carrier. Try to choose one you can trust and obviously one that perfectly combines cost-efficiency with service quality. Also, you can read some user reviews. It is always a convenient way to decide when looking at the most popular companies.
Next you need to work out if your chosen company offers pick-up. If it does – you can simply arrange for a courier to come pick up the orders for the day and they will be on their way. On the other hand, there are companies that don’t pick up parcels. If you’re working with a company like Parcel2Go, you’ll need to drop off your packages at one of their locations. Either way you need to plan ahead.
Afterwards, there are still things like stock control, tracking numbers, updates in your store, informing your customer and in some cases – returns to think about. How you decide to manage these tasks depends on a few different things, but you should begin by taking the size of your business into account. The bigger it is or you plan it to be, the harder it will be to manage everything manually. That is why you should consider working with third-party software.