If your small business is growing a bit faster than you imagined, it’s great news. Yet, it may create problems you had not anticipated, as well. If you find that you’re getting behind on getting orders out the door, it’s important to tackle this problem head on. Getting a reputation for poor customer service and slow order delivery will take a toll on your business.
There are several ways to speed up the distribution and shipping option. All of these will require some sort of investment on your part. First, it’s important to determine where the process gets bogged down. For many companies, it’s in the packaging of the product. If this is also where your process fails, you can either hire more employees to allow more packaging each day, or you can consider automating your packaging process. A simple, standalone automatic packing machine might do the trick. Or, you might consider a packing machine that can become a component of your existing manufacturing line.
With the use of an automatic packing machine, you can significantly increase the quantity of orders you can pack in a day, without adding to your staff. In the long run, the automatic packing machine will cost less, because it can begin improving your process from the very first day, and because it has very little overhead to maintain once purchased. Additional staff requires training time and then has regular overhead costs such as salary, vacation and benefits.
Talk to your distributor to see the options in automatic packing machines. There are many different choices, depending upon your business, your process and your budget. You can feel comfortable that your packing machine will pay for itself in no time by increasing the efficiency of your packing and shipping process.Add to favorites