Learn how three companies got the support they needed to expand and compete effectively.
If you want to increase the effectiveness of your business, but don’t know where to begin, take it from these three companies: Even the smallest improvements can have a big impact on your bottom line. Give your company a head start by implementing simple strategies to expand into new markets, streamline operations, get better visibility and improve customer service.
You can give your customers the flexibility to choose when and where their packages arrive.
Create customs clearance documents online
For Metairie, La.-based AAC Enterprises, 20 percent of its business is exporting. The company, which customizes aftermarket automotive LED halo lighting systems, ships to customers across the globe. But the paperwork involved in delivering their fragile products started to bog them down. That’s when AAC began working with UPS to electronically manage their international shipments and avoid customs delays.
Products like UPS Paperless® Invoice can help your business reduce customs holds significantly. You create customs clearance documents online to save time -- and trees.
Synchronize your existing software
When K2 Motor, a premium automotive accessories designer in Walnut, Calif., with only 12 employees, wanted to process inventory faster, they did so without hiring new staff. K2 successfully went from processing 200 orders a day to 800 orders a day, just by connecting its existing systems.
How’d they do it? Integrating the WorldShip® shipping system, which can help businesses like yours customize packaging and automate tasks, with internal systems. That means you can reduce errors, process shipments faster and even improve customer service.
Monitor all your shipment activity
C.F. Martin Co., a sixth-generation, family-owned guitar maker in Nazareth, Pa., likes to keep a close eye on incoming shipments. This tactic helps them do more than manage inventory. It helps them track exactly which materials will arrive when, so they can staff appropriately. And they do it all using a personalized dashboard called Quantum View Manage®.
You can use this dashboard to stay on top of your critical shipments in transit, while controlling costs. You’ll get shipment status every step of the way, enabling you to anticipate and resolve potential problems.
Give your customers more flexibility
The last, but not least, important piece of the puzzle is customer service. You can give your customers the flexibility to choose when and where their packages arrive by encouraging them to sign up for UPS My Choice® service. They’ll get proactive alerts that will allow them to manage their deliveries – at their convenience. You’ll also be able to cut down the “where’s my order?” calls, which could save you time.
Every business is unique with its own path to success, but products that help increase efficiency can smooth the way.