Should you outsource your shipping service?
Whether you’re a startup or a well established business, shipping costs is an ongoing problem for owners to grapple with. Should you handle it on your own or should you outsource it to a third party courier service? If you’re one of those business owners who finds yourself caught out in-between what you should be doing, then today’s post is for you.
Businesses are ultimately successful due to their operational efficiency. And one of the greatest inefficiencies in said business is shipping and delivery. One of the best ways to improve your bottom line is to outsource your shipping to a courier service and today, we’re going to talk about how that can benefit you. Let’s jump right in.
Less delivery expense
Flat-out, right off the top – your expenses will be dramatically reduced. You won’t have to have a fleet of vehicles. And with that, comes freedom from gas costs, transportation, paying drivers and general wear and tear. Now, instead of worrying about logistics, your team can focus on production and other important tasks that can increase company sales.
Far less risk
One of the biggest challenges about handling delivery in-house isn’t simply the logistics of it; it’s the actual risk and liability associated with it. Not just for your drivers, but also for any kind of damage or misplacement of packages. Then there’s the insurance costs and even training expenses associated with running your own in-house shipping operation. And all of this will be gone should you choose to outsource.
Deliveries are faster
Most any reputable courier service will not only be dependable in terms of delivering your packages, but they’ll be faster, too. Outsourcing means your customers can expect their products to be delivered at a faster speech which, well – reflects well on you and your business.
One of the things that courier services excel at is customer service. Your customers will be able to track their package to the ‘t’ – knowing exactly where their goods are at a given time. In the event they’re dissatisfied or if there’s an issue, they’ll be in touch and in contact with a 24/7 network that can address their problems for you.
Hopefully the tips above will help make your decision as to whether you should outsource your shipping operation a little bit easier. Not only will it help reduce costs, but it’ll relieve the burden of a lot of unseen costs that accompany running things in house. If you have questions or would like to know what a Tampa Courier Service can do for you, give us a call today and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free consultation. Good luck!