It’s no secret that parcel shipping represents the largest part of eCommerce and direct selling companies’ fulfillment cost, possibly as much as 75%. And thanks to parcel carriers annual rate increases, that price tag is getting higher all the time.
But while some companies see a significant area of expense, others see a huge potential for savings -- which is why Amware developed 10 Ways to Reduce Parcel Shipping Costs, an eBook that tackles the subject head-on.
Many online sellers mistakenly view shipping as a commoditized cost of doing business that they have a limited ability to influence. But 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 delivery expensive 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.
We’ll be sharing more suggestions and specifics in upcoming blogs. Meanwhile, if you’d like to jump-start your path to parcel savings, download the eBook or, better yet, contact Amware Fulfillment to learn how you can leverage our parcel freight management service to achieve lower rates.