eCommerce shipping is a key link of the supply chain that can make or break your business. Think that’s a bit of an overstatement? Well, last-mile delivery is recorded as the most costly part of the order fulfillment process – it’s one of the most pressing logistical challenges. Plus, if order inaccuracies occur, and items are shipped to the wrong location, you’ll have to face the additional costs of returns and refunds.
This is why it’s so important to optimize the shipping process. You need to cut down labor costs, transit times, fuel costs, and establish a seamless workflow. Easier said than done, though, right?
In this guide, we’re going to take a look at how you can optimize the shipping process from different angles. Questions such as how much to charge your customers, what sort of hits your business should absorb, how to protect your own investment, and which data-driven tools to use, will be addressed and answered.