As part of a wider strategy aimed around handling and processing more complex data but presenting it in a simple and user-friendly way, leading multi-carrier delivery management firm Parcelhub has introduced an integrated label option, which will enable retailers, brands and wholesalers to produce picking sheets, packing slips and shipping labels on a single piece of paper.
Integrated Labels will improve merchants’ packing efficiency and accuracy, resulting in more orders processed at a faster pace, minimising mispacking incidents, complaints and returns. Implemented correctly, online retailers will be able to commit to packing orders later in the day, increasing flexibility that will also benefit businesses by being able to offer later same day cut-off times which can potentially translate into more orders.
In addition to faster and more accurate deliveries, Integrated Labels will enhance the end-user’s experience thanks to a more reliable purchasing experience. There is potential for an order to reach customers faster than they are expecting because of the improved packing process.
David Ward-Webster (foreground), Implementations and IT Support at Parcelhub managed this project alongside Chris Knowlson, Software Developer.
David added: “We are very proud to release the Integrated Label feature. It has been in the works for some time, and I believe it is a tool that will prove pivotal in making our customers’ packing process sleeker and more efficient.
“We know through experience and talking to our customers that label production and order packing are common bottlenecks in the eCommerce sphere. So much so that they can stunt business growth, preventing companies from branching out into new marketplaces or product lines. The potential for time and labour savings with Integrated Labels is massive and directly tackles this bottleneck. Used with Parcelhub’s existing integrations, this tool will be invaluable in empowering businesses to with increased scalability, facilitating growth.
“The really exciting thing about Integrated Labels is that it will increase packing speed and accuracy whilst reducing labour costs; it’s a double whammy. It’s not often that we see such a powerful tool being released to users free of charge.”
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Parcelhub is a bespoke and proactive multi-carrier delivery management solution. Flexible and scalable, it integrates seamlessly with marketplaces, eCommerce platforms and order management systems, providing hundreds of multi-channel retailers, global brands and wholesalers with one access point to 20+ carriers and 300+ services.
Distributing more than 6 million parcels on its own carrier contracts every year, Parcelhub’s free multi-carrier shipping software grants hundreds of national and global businesses access to ‘pooled volume’ discounted rates from its carefully selected range of carrier partners, including Yodel, Hermes, DPD, DHL, UPS, DX, Parcelforce, CollectPlus, SkyNet, ArrowXL, Interpost, Panther Logistics, Direct Link and Palletforce. Dedicated proactive parcel management comes as standard.
Parcelhub is part of the Whistl Group. Whistl is the leading delivery management company enabling customers to get their letters, leaflets or parcels to customers efficiently and cost effectively both in the UK and internationally. It is headquartered in Marlow with 8 depots and 2 fulfilment centres across the UK handling 3.8bn items a year. The company is privately held with over 1,500 employees and a turnover in excess of £600m. It has grown significantly over the years and is now expanding its presence in the eCommerce sector offering fulfilment services to customers through a seamless experience from first click to final delivery.