As with any business, there are a lot of expenses to take into consideration. Shipping is one that many businesses still struggle with, but finding a solution alludes them.
However, there is a viable alternative that is cost-effective and works for most businesses… Hybrid shipping! This was a service formally only for high-volume warehouses and the like, but hybrid shippers are popping up everywhere for small volume websites, home-based business, and small businesses.
Hybrid shipping is when multiple companies are coordinated for the delivery of your packages. For example, FedEx or UPS would pick up your packages and deliver them to the US Post Office for final delivery.
The only drawback from this type of system is that there is a higher chance of some delays in delivery due to the exchange between multiple vendors. In any case, if you spend a little time to plan you can save time and money. This is a great option for those who don’t have time to go to the post office, but can’t afford to send packages via a private service like DHL or UPS regularly. Managing packages and the expense that goes along with it is a daunting task. As a leader in outsourced collegiate mail as a university housing service, we handle over 600,000 packages per year for mail delivery services in some of the most transient locations in the nation… residence halls and student housing; as well as multi-family housing communities – so we understand. Not only do we need to where packages were originally addressed, but inevitably forward them to their new location. Try that one with over 35,000 students every year. As a matter of fact, we even developed PackageLog(TM) - a package management software designed to streamline productivity and bring down expenses. What are you doing to save time and money. We would like to hear about it.
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US Postal Solutions is the nation’s leader in the student housing mail management industry, for both on/off-campus mail management services. The US Postal Solutions, Inc. companies offer mail delivery management, delivery services and package logging / package management software. For more information regarding US Postal Solutions, please call us today at (866) 378-8157 or visit us online at www.uspostalsolutions.com.