Couriers and 3PL delivery firms enjoy real business savings by eliminating paper waybills, manifests, etc.
Did you know that 69% of businesses still rely on paper systems to run their business?
The use of paper tracking is quickly becoming a big no-no for delivery companies. While paper may have its place it can be wasteful, inefficient and unorganized. In the logistics industry, manual paper-based processes are subject to errors which can be quite costly in lost business. This ripples through package tracking, driver route assignments and can easily cause lost shipments.
Paper usage is driven by financial systems, invoices, excel sheets, etc. Numerical data has zero tolerance for errors and mistakes. But whether they are miscalculations or lost documents, mistakes will happen. ShipTrack a courier and 3PL management software, provides built-in invoicing and data algorithms that do the calculations for you. By streamlining your financial processes, you are ensuring your clients 100% reliability and presenting a professional business image.
ShipTrack’s order processing engine reduces administrative workload by 2.5 hours a day.
Think about that. How much effort is spent reading paperwork, writing paperwork, filing paperwork and then finding old paperwork? Now imagine all those tedious tasks are gone. Instead they are replaced with a single computer portal. In this portal all of your data and information is accessible at the touch of a button.
Time is money and ShipTrack delivers a range of workplace time-savings by eliminating paper, such as:
- $20 in labor for filing each document.
- $120 spent in finding each lost document.
- $250 in re-creating lost documents.
- $25,000 to fill a four drawer file cabinet
Green is Good
A 3PL firm making 1.2 million deliveries a year, saved $48,000 just in annual paper purchase costs? This was in “addition” to the administrative saving’s described above.
Going green should be a given for modern day businesses, but in reality, not all have made the transition. Eliminating paper is crucial for the protection of our environment. Maintaining paper-based systems simply wastes time and energy.
Switching to tech can have an amazing effect on the environment such as:
- reduced fuel costs
- improved corporate image
- 31% reduction in order-processing/distribution time
Going paperless is the way of the future. The changeover is critical, not only for the environment, but for the overall functioning of your business. Going paperless will help you get things done faster and more accurately. ShipTrack can help you make that transition!