Many modern businesses depend, to some extent or other, on being able to send packages from place to place, as cheaply and reliably as possible. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the global economy has tilted still further in this direction; we’re now sending parcels at a greater rate than ever. Moreover, while this is undoubtedly a consequence of the lockdown, it’s likely that the changes in behaviour will be ‘sticky’, and that, now that we’re all acquainted with the advantages of shopping online, few of us will want to go back to the way things were.
In short, it’s never been more important to optimise shipping. A comparison app like Parcel2Go, which looks at several different couriers on any given job, provides a neat means of doing this. Let’s examine a few of the advantages of using an app of this sort.
The most obvious advantage of an app of this sort is that it’ll allow you to track down the cheapest courier for any given job. If you’re running an online business, then the cost of shipping might represent a significant chunk of your outgoings – and this chunk only grows as you upscale. By quickly comparing dozens of hauliers, you’ll be able to shave significant sums off your shipping expenditure.
The price might well be the most significant piece of information presented to you, but it isn’t the only one. You’ll be able to quickly see whether a signature is required on delivery, and whether there’s a guarantee protecting you. That way, you can be sure that you’re really comparing like with like.
The smartphone is an amazing device. It allows us access to the information that really matters, as well as a lot of information that doesn’t, wherever we go. The right app will parse the former from the latter, and provide you with up-to-the-minute updates, wherever you are in the world.
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Ease of Management
Of course, comparing different providers is something that you could do manually. It would just be extremely time-consuming and aggravating. The right app allows you to save time, and to oversee all of your deliveries simultaneously. As such, you’ll be able to manage your spending without committing masses of time to the task.
Shipping over international boundaries can generate new opportunities for your business – but it can also create unforeseen costs, tariffs, and legal complications. By managing these costs within the same app, you’ll be able to manage them that much better.