It’s no secret that parcel shipping represents the largest part of eCommerce and direct selling companies’ fulfillment costs, possibly as much as 75%. While some companies see a significant area of expense, others see a huge potential for savings – which is why Amware has just released 10 Ways To Reduce Parcel Shipping Costs, a new eBook that tackles the subject head-on.
According to the eBook, many online sellers make the mistake of viewing shipping as a commoditized cost of doing business that they have a limited ability to influence. The truth is there are still many highly viable cost-saving, profit-improving possibilities available, including:
- Shifting inner-zone express shipments to more economical ground shipping
- Offering consumers more economical alternatives to getting their packages delivered at home (including delivery at their workplace or hold at location)
- Right-sizing or eliminating shipping boxes
What’s more, many of these cost-cutting strategies are anything but low-yield. In fact, some could reduce shippers’ parcel shipping costs by as much as 30 to 60% annually.
The moral of the story is there’s almost always something that you, as an eCommerce or direct selling company, can do to offset large and increasing parcel delivery costs, not to mention numerous resources available to help.
We’ll be sharing more suggestions and specifics in upcoming blogs. Meanwhile, if you’d like to jump-start your path to savings, feel free to download the eBook here.
Happy reading – and happy new year.