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Can you do better than going direct? Absolutely

Many eCommerce businesses make the same assumption – the best price for shipping will always come when you book direct. They then spend countless hours setting up small business accounts with many of the big names in shipping, only to find that the quotes they get are higher than they’ve quoted their customers.
The reason for this is that even with an account, you won’t be able to negotiate the best prices. In the grand scheme of things, your business that is shipping 100 parcels each week is a very small account for one of the big firms. This is where Parcelhub can help.

Becoming the big fish

With Parcelhub, you get the benefit of being one of the big fish in that delivery company’s pond. The prices we get for your parcels are based on bigger contracts, consolidating the parcels you ship and those shipped by many other businesses like yours. The result is a lower price for you and your customers, with improved levels of customer service.
You also get a streamlined shipping system, with easy to use software making shipping an easy part of your business. There’s no need to remember ten different account numbers, switching between browser tabs seeing who will give you the best price for every single parcel. Just one solution that handles everything, giving you the best price every time.

Keeping competitive

Having a great shipping solution is a great way to keep your business competitive. While companies like Amazon have integrated shipping solutions as part of their e-commerce sites, your customers will want similar service from you. Your website needs to be ready to handle the needs of today’s customers.
This is why one of the first steps of setting up your ecommerce business has to be determining the right shipping solution. You’ll need to weigh up the sizes and types of parcels you’ll be shipping, how quickly customers will expect delivery, and where you’ll ship to. While this can be a huge task if you’re checking every single delivery service, it can be a relatively quick task if you use a service like Parcelhub. This means less time messing with multiple accounts and more time getting your product to happy customers.

Simon Wright

As SEO and Content Marketing Manager at the Whistl Group, Simon has over 10 years' experience in both B2B and B2C marketing, and as a result, offers a unique perspective on the pre- and post-checkout delivery experiences. Simon writes regularly for both the Parcelhub and Whistl blogs and is passionate about helping retailers make delivery their competitive advantage.

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