SHIPPING STATIONERY FOR AMAZON, EBAY, ETSY, E-COMMERCE ETC.
If you’re selling on Amazon, eBay, Etsy, e-commerce, whether Shopify or other platform or brick and mortar retail, that ships or sells large numbers of items, then this maybe the type of printed matter you’re already using or it may be what you should be using.
PRINTING INVOICE AND ADDRESS LABELS SEPARATELY?
In most instances, you’ll need an invoice or some sort of paperwork to go with the goods and you may need to use this paperwork as your picking document (especially ideal if the products are small), but at some point, you’ll need to have an address label.
If the address label is printed separately to the main invoice / picking document, you must tie the two together when packing.
LOSING MONEY – AVOIDING MISTAKES WHEN PACKING
If the label is attached to the picking / packing / invoice document and you’ve now picked the product, someone just needs to check that the paper work correlates to the product being packed and then once done, place the label on the outside of the package.
As any business grows, mistakes can have a habit of growing with you. This is where integrated address label sets can make all the difference. They can help minimise the chances of error and irate customers calling to tell you they have the wrong product or they have some else’s product, because the wrong address label went on the package . . .
LOSE NOT 1 BUT 2!
. . . you now ‘sit and wait’ because you know at least one other person has a wrong delivery, which you’ll have to sort. With small products, this can sometimes mean just replacing as it’s often more than the cost of the product to get it returned, so you lose not once but twice.
PROFIT MARGINS BEING CONSTANTLY ERODED
Amazon expects a lot from its sellers as does eBay and the others, which means an area where you can increase your profit is on efficiency. When our business is small it’s not uncommon to forget to place a value on our time and as the business grows this becomes an issue as we have to start employing someone and realising there’s not sufficient profit to pay their wage!
Increase Your Profitability
Buying continuous stationery, continuous labels, integrated A4 / labels are all ways of bringing your running costs down as well as enabling you to increase the turnover of your business, before you need to employ additional help.
SOFTWARE PLUGS INTO AMAZON, EBAY AND MORE
To avoid logging into each platform software exists, that takes the orders from each platform and enables you to press print and the orders are printed out. If you have an integrated system (which can be a standard off the shelf or bespoke to your business) you’ve just saved time and improved the customer experience and awareness of your company especially if you’ve used bespoke printed stationery.
WHY LASER PRINTERS?
Generally, they are faster at printing and if you have a large volume to be printed each day it can make a significant difference.
You can purchase colour laser or inkjet printers, but as soon as you add colour you slow the process of printing out your orders, so add the colour into your pre-printed stationery and then print one black only.
How much time can you save?
When looking at your stationery needs, look at each step of your process, especially where potential errors can be made and list out your ideal requirement.
As an Amazon or other seller or as an e-commerce company, prices are always being cut with offers, so the company that wins will, be better organised and continuous stationery or integrated labels or even just continuous feed labels could help make the difference between breaking even and putting some money in your pocket.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
Feel free to call and we’ll discuss your requirements. We can talk you through standard options as well as bespoke options and help guide you to the optimum solution for your business.