Most companies are interested in raising their bottom line as much as possible. Therefore, we should also constantly look at what costs can be reduced in order to ensure that you have a surplus for investment and development. At the same time, it is a balancing act, as you have to be careful about compromising the product and performance – especially if you have particularly demanding customers.
Here we will come up with some main rules that can be implemented in all companies – without compromising on the quality of your service.
Send your package cheaply with a little planning
You probably have a good overview of which products you sell the most of – and to whom. Maybe you also have a reasonable handle on when orders are made and in what quantity. If you have control over your customers’ purchasing behavior, you can plan based on it.
For a small, local company, this means, for example, that you know how many labels to order at a time and what type of packaging to use. For larger companies, you may know when consumers in a given country order your goods, so you can ship them to a shipping center or local remote warehouse well in advance – and thus send packages cheaply abroad, as you do not have to pay for fast delivery.
These are just a few examples of what planning can do. Of course, there are plenty of other examples, and if you look through your business, you will be able to quickly spot a pattern you can plan from.
Never wait until the last minute
If you take the contradiction of planning, you have incalculability. Here you can quickly end up in situations where you have to pay extra to get a quick service. It can be a lack of packaging, packing labels – or maybe a package being forgotten, so you will have to pay extra for express delivery.
These oversights can run into huge additional costs in more ways than one. In addition to the price, of course, there is also time to think about. There is nothing more annoying than having to interrupt your working day because of an urgent matter.