Businesses should always look to reduce costs without impacting on customer service and quality.
Here are some tips to help reduce your express delivery costs.
1: Consider other postal options than just a same day delivery service.
Does the item need to be delivered on the same day? How much did the item cost? If you’ve just sold an item on ebay for £40, it doesn’t make sense to then payout £30 for delivery costs for same day delivery, if you can wait a few days for it.
2: Make sure you know the dimensions and weight of your delivery.
If you are accurate with this, it will help ensure you are paying the correct amount for your delivery, as couriers won’t have to build in some contingency because your not sure.
Increase the volume sales by encouraging discounts on volume purchases. This can help your delivery cost for the items.
4: Pack Well
If it’s fragile item, don’t send it via postal services. It may be a cheaper option, but you may end up replacing a broken item and then having to pay out for specialist courier service anyway.
5: Work with your courier
Working closely with your courier partner. They are the expert, use it. Ask them for help to improve the way in which you manage your deliveries and make them more efficient.