Whether you are a busy business office, a large mail processing and production center, or a warehouse fulfilling high volume package shipments, the timely and efficient handling of all your packages and outbound documents is one of your best – and most often overlooked – opportunities for gaining a competitive advantage. Put another way, if done right, you can turn your shipping department from a cost center into a profit center.
With efficiency gains and customer satisfaction on the line, shipping is much more than just a financial issue. Operations managers, systems managers, sales managers, even website managers and call center managers have a stake in making sure that shipping actually adds value to your business. But with multiple carriers, dozens of levels of service, constantly changing rates, and “gotcha” rules and restrictions, cost-efficient package shipping is fraught with many challenges, especially if your outbound parcels vary significantly in size and weight, and include anything hazardous, fragile, or perishable.
The objectives in streamlining the shipping process are easy to summarize:
"I was skeptical at first but not anymore...they did just what they said they would...I was sure I had a great UPS contract, but Ship-Rec showed me where the real savings were!"
"We've used Ship-Rec's services since 2006. The results have far exceeded our expectations! Sales have increased dramatically, especially on bid work, due to our very competitive shipping costs!"
"When Ship-Rec said they'd save us money, I was skeptical since we'd been a "Preferred Customer" with our carrier for years. So, imagine my surprise when our savings began the first month and have continued every month since. Thanks Ship-Rec!"
"Ship-Rec's approach is unique...no upfront costs...we had nothing to lose...the most straightforward savings calculation method I've ever seen...savings were way more than expected...a significant portion of our savings came from implementing the free process and procedure changes Ship-Rec educated us on...Ship-Rec under promised and over delivered.. they are the real deal!"