Shipping is a complex process that can make or break your business. Slow shipping leads to frustrated customers, but cutting corners can lead to significant product damage and profit loss. The key is to improve efficiency while maintaining consistent and reliable procedures. Help improve customer satisfaction, minimize mistakes, and increase sales with these tips for streamlining your shipping process.
Invest in Your Staff
You can implement many cutting-edge technologies and other innovative solutions to improve your workflow, but none of them are as important as your most valuable asset—your team. Investing in your employees means investing in the people who keep your operations running smoothly day after day.
Staff training, competitive pay, and employee incentives help keep your team motivated and fulfilled. This, in turn, helps reduce turnover and allows you to cultivate a talented team that will help bring your business to greater heights.
Weigh as You Wrap
One of the most effective ways to streamline your shipping process is to consolidate steps in your packaging line for a faster workflow. Implementing turntable stretch wrappers that include weighing systems allows you to weigh pallets as you wrap them. This saves valuable floor space in your warehouse while cutting down on excess packaging stages, double pallet handling, and transportation through your facility.
Robopac USA’s turntable stretch wrappers with scale kits offer advanced durability and efficiency. Unlike turntables with integrated scales, our scales sit completely under the turntable. This protects them from impact from forklifts, reducing wear and tear and preventing unnecessary repairs. These turntable scales are also easier to calibrate. You can simply lift the stretch wrapper off the scale kit instead of having to take apart the turntable to access the scales for recalibration.
Use Tracking Software
There are various software programs you can use throughout your supply chain to help track inventory, analyze consumer trends, and make informed decisions about your processes.
Tracking software is one incredibly useful example. Use tracking software to monitor orders as they move through your supply chain. This helps you prevent lost or misplaced orders while more easily identifying and remedying mistakes that do occur. Tracking software also helps customers look up their own orders, which both improves customer satisfaction and reduces time-consuming queries from customers waiting on their orders.