No matter if you’re a small business or a Fortune 500 company, workflow management and employee productivity top the list of things to improve. And sometimes that means cutting processes, hiring more people, or finding tasks to outsource.
Oftentimes, business owners forget about the latter. For some, it seems that they’re only adding to a growing list of expenses. But for those who understand how to cultivate productive employees, outsourcing remains a key factor in improving workflow management.
Outsourcing processes, like shipping and logistics, can free up your team’s time to focus on higher-level strategy — including on how to grow the business, build customer loyalty, and increase sales.
Most importantly, it gives your team time and resources to adapt in a competitive landscape.
Why Businesses Outsource Delivery
Shipping is a time suck — no matter if you purchase a delivery van, use an expensive courier, or require employees to deliver items. Instead, your team could spend more time building customer relationships or finding new leads.
“If we order something that we need, Roadie brings it right here without us having to go anywhere or do anything. And that gives us more time to focus on selling more fire pits.” — Bill, S&S Fire Pits.
Many businesses outsource delivery because it’s a highly repetitive and low-value daily task. Whether you’re handling customer delivery or rebalancing inventory, an affordable delivery service takes the burden off full-time employees.
1. Save Time
When your employees aren’t weighed down by a growing list of menial to-dos, they have more time to focus their creative and collaborative energy. Ultimately, the choice to outsource delivery will lead to higher levels of performance across teams. No wasted time running between stores or drop-off locations.
2. Save Resources
Hiring in-house people to handle delivery means you have fewer human resources in sales, marketing or operations. When you decide to outsource delivery or tasks that aren’t integral to day-to-day growth, your business can save money, adjust priorities, and focus on growth.
3. Avoid Bottlenecks
There are a number of reasons shipping creates bottlenecks: delivering items to customers, packaging up a project, and transferring inventory between stores. Without delivering one purchase or project, your team can’t move onto the next. This creates delays in project completion and slows down business growth.
4. Get Ahead of the Competition
Outsourcing to a specialized delivery company relieves the headaches and hassles of dealing with traditional shipping processes. At Roadie, that means no packaging, hidden fees, or contracts. We offer low-cost, same-day delivery, so you and your customers have an exceptional experience from purchase to delivery.