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3 Tips on How to Use Shipping Automation to Your Advantage

In today's business world, time is money. The same goes for shipping! The faster your product arrives at your customers' doorsteps, the more satisfied they are and the more likely they will purchase again.

But with so many different shipping options out there, how could you know which is right for your business? Well, let shipping automation help you. Shipping automation can take the guesswork out and make it easier for you to deliver products to your customers.

Here are three ways you can use shipping automation to your advantage.

1. Don't be afraid to try different couriers.

Not all couriers are created equal, and what works for one business might not work for another. That's why exploring different couriers is crucial until you find the one that best meets your needs. Shipping automation can help make this process easier by allowing you to compare the rates and delivery times of different couriers quickly.

For example, certain couriers can offer shorter delivery times to customers residing within NCR, while other couriers have more advantages when delivering to those living outside the NCR. Although you can always ask for third-party comments, the best way to find the most suitable courier for your business is to experience it yourself and get your customers' feedback.

2. Install a plugin or an API to generate waybills with your customers' information

Another great way to make your shipping process more efficient is to install a plugin or an API that automates the process of filling out waybills. It's a lot more convenient as it saves you from the hassle of manually entering information such as your customers' details, package weight, package dimensions, and your customers' delivery address.

Courier platforms, such as Shipmates that have built an API or software, can also offer multiple couriers that you can choose from. With this, you can enjoy the perks of getting the best shipping rate possible whether you are shipping within NCR or outside Metro Manila.

3. Ship orders in bulk

Save more time and money by shipping orders in bulk. Aside from lower rates, you may also get shipping discounts, especially when you often use a courier service. Just like with Shipmates! The more you ship out with us, the cheaper your shipping fees could become.

Shipmates is the first and only courier platform in the Philippines that offers real-time quotes, multiple couriers, and an API that helps automate the entire shipping process. We are changing the way businesses ship by making it easier and more affordable to get products delivered to customers.

Try Shipmates today and see how we can help you save time and money on shipping! Sign-up for a FREE account here.