7 tips to transform your shipping and unlock more opportunities
Ship like a pro
Ship like a pro
Are you missing out on opportunities because your shipping know-how isn’t up to date? We can help. Here are a few simple steps to help get on track with your business growth.
Today, customers want more than just great products. When they make a purchase, they often want those items on their doorstep as soon as possible. So, it’s important for small businesses to ensure your shipping is working with you, not against you. The good news is that you can ship smarter, serve customers more efficiently, and reduce your expenses. We’ve put together some tips to help you do just that.
Easy steps to efficient shipping
Whether you have an online store or a small business, shipping is an essential part of doing business. Here are seven tips to help you set up good shipping processes, save money, and transform your operations.
Compare shipping options
We offer international delivery services for nearly every speed, size, destination, and budget. Knowing your options will help you choose the right one for your needs. Before you decide, compare shipping options to get in-depth descriptions.
Savvy packing strategies
Make sure you aren’t over-packing your shipments or using too-large boxes filled with cushioning, padding, bubble wrap or peanuts unless necessary. Otherwise, you’re literally paying to ship air.
Understand packing costs
Not sure what dim weight is? You’re not alone. A great way to save time and money is to learn about what you’re paying for when you send a shipment. Dim is short for ‘dimensional’ and it means the amount of space a package occupies compared to its actual weight.
Ship with delivery choice in mind and make returns easy.
In this era of convenience, customers expect a choice for delivery and simple returns with every purchase. In fact, 95% of customers are likely to shop with you again if you make returns convenient. Create a great experience and an efficient shipping process by offering customers the ability to return packages at no extra cost. Go a step further and include return labels in the package, or in their email, for an extra special experience.
Use mobile to make shipping simple anytime, anywhere — even when you're away from the office. Use the free FedEx® Mobile app to check your account rates, get quotes and create shipments. Receive alerts and track locations for more efficient shipping management when you’re on the road.
Automate your shipping
Save time and effort by automating your shipping with FedEx Ship ManagerTM at fedex.com. Set your preferences, build an address book, and the program will auto-populate your shipping forms. Less time on paperwork, with fewer errors - what’s not to like?
Streamline your business software
If you're setting up your eCommerce platform, remember FedEx shipping functions are already built into a lot of popular software. Talk to us and find out how FedEx-ready software can cut down on your setup time.
To learn more about smarter packaging, check out our How to Pack guide. Or get in touch with us today for quotes and solutions to trim down your costs.
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