Eliminate Mistakes to Help Boost Your Company’s Efficiency

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When it comes to providing your customers with the best services possible, one of the most important aspects is ensuring safe, efficient delivery of all your goods. Too often, mistakes are easily overlooked, which can mean returned goods, wrong deliveries, late shipments, and more. Not to mention, all of these can mean extra in fees and costs for you. Thankfully, avoiding these oversights can be as simple as following these tips and dedicating extra care and attention to your freight forwarding services.

Enhancing Your Shipping System For Better Results

The most important thing to your clients is receiving their merchandise in a timely and cost-efficient manner. This is especially vital when it involves international shipments. Regardless if you are a large corporation or a small business owner, one of the best ways to reduce the risk of costly mistakes is to enlist the help of an experienced third-party logistics company, such as Promptus LLC. We will dedicate ourselves to meticulously handling your fulfillment operation, including everything from warehousing and distribution to ocean shipping and consolidation. You can also read through these tips to help you maintain your business’s current shipping services remain efficient – or better yet, increase their efficiency.

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  • Triple-Check Your Packaging and Labeling

    Sounds simple enough. However, this is a leading reason why shipments get held, fined, or returned. When you factor in the taxes and fees you have to pay for an international shipment to go through customs, making mistakes can be quite costly. This means ensuring that all goods are correctly packaged, labeled with any necessary markings or stickers, and loaded onto the appropriately sized containers. This also means assuring that the dimensions and weight correctly reflect what is being shipped. It may seem easier to estimate based on box sizes and past shipments, but even a minimal difference could cost you.

  • Improve Shipping Accuracy

    Shipping labels to the wrong address or with incorrect customer information can force your freight forwarding company to send the merchandise back, meaning another round of International shipping costs and Customs Fees for you. Additionally, it causes your customer to suffer a shipping delay and it reflects poorly on your business as a whole. Taking the extra time and effort to upgrade your shipping technology’s accuracy to detect undeliverable addresses could results in thousands of saved dollars at the end of the year.

  • Choose the Most Reliable Transportation Company

    The company that you trust to transport your goods will ultimately be a reflection of your business in the eyes of your consumer. After all, they will be the ones putting your client’s goods in their hands. It is crucial that you take your time and do adequate research to find the most reliable, cost-efficient company that you can trust to provide you and your client’s with the highest possible customer service and business ethic. Many third-party logistics companies like Promptus LLC offer their own fleet of transportation services so clients can feel confident with only having to work with one company to handle the entire shipping process from start to delivery.

  • Offer Dedicated Customer Services Every Step of The Way

    Customer Service may arguably be the most important aspect of any customer-oriented business. This is because providing your client’s with the care and attention they deserve will make all the difference in the experience they have with your company. This means providing your clients with details and keeping them in the loop via convenient communication methods.

    For example, introducing mobile technology to provide automated updates or increase responsiveness can help your customers feel more comfortable trusting you to deliver their goods. When you’re transporting goods overseas or to a different country, this can make a world of difference to your clients.

Don’t Fret – Trust the Experts

Feeling a little overwhelmed? Don’t worry! Promptus LLC has been in the business of global logistics for over 15 years, and we have assisted importers and exporters with all sorts of transportation and distribution needs throughout that time. We provide quality services that have a personal and professional touch. To learn more about what we offer or get a free quote for our services, contact us today at 1-877-776-6799!