Leveraging nearly two decades of logistics expertise, Interparcel has shared its cost-effective shipping solutions in time for the end of financial year sales.

Multicarrier strategy

Like retailers, couriers are also experiencing budget pressures due to staff shortages and fluctuating fuel prices. Many manage these costs through surcharges, making it vital for businesses to shop around for the best price. Having instant access to multiple carriers within one dashboard helps sort results by price, estimated delivery type, or company, to find an option that best meets needs and budgets.

Budget shipping options

There are various low-cost shipping providers that can help retailers reduce fulfilment costs. One example is Australia Post’s MyPost Business with savings up to 40% on domestic deliveries based on the number of parcels sent. Integrate an account with Interparcel to reduce fulfilment times by up to 85% and access free cost-saving tools to enhance the post-purchase experience, such as Live Shipping Rates, Rule Manager, and Branded Tracking Portal.

Live shipping rates

Provide greater transparency to customers by showcasing live shipping rates at checkout. Display services from respected carriers like Allied Express, DHL, CouriersPlease, UPS and TNT and let customers choose how much they’re willing to spend and how long they’re willing to wait for their delivery. This can reduce cart abandonment and increase conversion, as well as save on shipping costs.

Automating repetitive processes

Businesses can save time by reducing the number of different courier websites and ecommerce sites they manage. Look for third-party shipping platforms that connect with ecommerce stores or marketplaces, such as Shopify, WooCommerce and Wix, to avoid manually inputting order details onto the courier’s website. Set a series of rules and conditions to automate manual tasks. For example, choosing the same carrier for lightweight parcels and automatically adding transit warranty for high-value items. By choosing Interparcel, it’s free to sign up, there’s no subscription fees, and it includes other shipping tools for retailers.

Post-purchase experience

Australia Post research found that 60% of customers prefer certainty over delivery rather than receiving it quickly. Let customers track shipments through a free, personalised tracking portal. Add a business logo, choose the colour scheme, and upload a promotional banner. Customers will receive updates every step of the way.

Stay a step ahead this EOFY

Now it’s time to prepare for the EOFY sales and provide exceptional customer service on a budget. With Interparcel’s free multicarrier shipping solution, save time and spend less on fulfilment.