A good business is built on organization, productivity and efficiency. The bigger the company grows the more important efficiency and management become. That is why there are so many systems, software and tools out there to help them manage their business. Businesses utilize tools like HubSpot, Salesforce, Quickbooks, Hootsuite, and many others to manage areas of business like marketing, sales, customer service, accounting, etc. With efficiency and management being so important, why does certain areas often get overlooked? For instance, shipping.
Businesses, are often shipping products, supplies or important documents to customers, partners or other businesses. In fact, business-to-business shipping makes up nearly half of all shipments UPS and FedEx ship. UPS and FedEx shipment volume is usually divided up between business-to-business and business-to-consumer. Note that business is the common factor.
When businesses ship a lot, they often have their own carrier account and are invoiced at the end of the month by the carriers they use. Managing one carrier might not be that difficult without a system, but there are several different carriers. DHL, FedEx and UPS are three big shipping carriers that ship both domestically and internationally. Managing all three carrier accounts and invoices is often troublesome. Not to mention that businesses may have multiple departments that ship documents or packages and keeping track of what department ships what is difficult.
However, there is a system that helps manage business shipping, solving many of these challenges to improve business efficiency. eShipGlobal’s Enterprise solution is a customizable solution that allows business to manage their outbound shipping and consolidates invoicing.
The web-based solution integrates with financial, ERP or 3rd party legacy systems and allows businesses to look at past orders and receive reports on shipping analytics. They will also be able to compare carrier rates, saving them more money.
Another great aspect about this solution is the packages that be added on to the service. These packages are:
- The Export Control Package, which helps businesses ship internationally in compliance with government regulations: ITAR, EAR, etc.
- The Inbound Package, which provides businesses with more control over supplier inbound shipping.
- Supply Chain Analysis Service, which is a more in-depth analysis of businesses shipping data to provide meaningful insights into their shipping habits and spending.
It is important for businesses to be efficient because efficiency saves them time and money. One way businesses can improve efficiency is to utilize solutions, like eShip Enterprise, to manage certain aspects of their business. Is you business operating efficiently?
By Ashleigh Cue