Shipping reports play a significant role in improving the shipping processes. They enhance shipping efficiency. Track parcel delivery in real-time. And lower overhead costs.
Shipping reports contain vital data of all your shipment. This data is a powerful asset that helps improve processes and optimize operations. This data helps you assess the different areas of operations, run reports, and take corrective actions. Efficient operations, favorable fuel, and labor costs determine the profitability of shipping companies. In this context, having thorough shipping reports are essential. They give an overall view of the shipping profile of shippers. In addition, they enhance shipping efficiency. In this blog, we will discuss the way shipping reports are making an impact.
Understanding the shipping process
Ordering products online seems easy. But shipping is a complex process involving different stakeholders, government regulations, the entire supply and distribution channels, and safe delivery. Hidden costs and carrier inefficiencies hamper a smooth operation. The process needs to have transparency for better operational efficiency.
So, how to improve the shipping process?
There are many ways to improve the shipping process. The chief among them are:
- Streamlining the shipping process
- Sustainable and attractive parcel packing
- Offering customers multiple delivery options
- Researching and choosing reliable carriers
- Keeping the customers informed about the shipment
Further, shipping reports aid in improving the shipping process.
Shipping reports and their role
Visibility of data is vital to ensure that the shipping process is being executed well. The shipping reports provide a single consolidated view of the complete data. Shippers access the data, analyze and act on it, and make informed decisions. The entire shipping profile of companies is available in these shipping reports. They provide a detailed 360- degree view of the minutest relevant information on each package shipped.
Audintel has various shipping reports that make it easier for our clients to evaluate, optimize and improve their shipping processes.
Some of Audintel’s reports are:
Shipment details report:
This gives detailed information for each package. Information like sender’s and receiver’s addresses, the weight of each parcel, etc., along with the charges, are easily accessible in the report.
This report gives consolidated report details of the payment for each parcel to carriers by shippers. The clients need not visit each carrier’s website to get the payment information. Thus, it expedites carrier payment and saves time. This also makes the comparison between different carriers easy and helps clients evaluate carrier performance at a glance.
Recovery and transaction report:
This report presents details of credits from the carriers. It mentions the number of transactions along with the charges. In addition, there is an indication of the refund amount. Tracking shipping costs is easier with the shipping reports.
An Audit credit report:
This report presents details on a refund for a package. It is filed by an audit company, like Audintel. On the other hand, client credit is possible. So it is when clients file for refunds or get payment from the carriers directly. This report enhances shipping efficiency.
Address correction report:
This is a vital report to identify charges for change in address of the package. Sometimes the rise in expenses is due to incorrect addresses during delivery. This report presents a complete view of such instances.
Exception and reason report:
These reports come in handy to track delays in package delivery. For example, the report captures details such as package delivered after business hours, weather delay, receiver not available at the delivery time.
Late with exception and reason report:
This is a consolidated report for packages that were delivered late and the reasons behind their delays. This report gives insight to the shippers regarding delivery improvement.
Saturday pickup and delivery report:
These reports help shippers evaluate the extra charges incurred for a Saturday pickup and delivery of packages.
Lost and damaged packages report:
These reports present the data on the number of lost or damaged packages during transit. These reports lower the overhead charges for the shippers.
There are many more reports available that give an easy and simplified view of all the complex data available in the shipping reports. The reports can be further customized as per customer needs. The report presents an enhanced shipping efficiency and saves money.
The shipping experience should be a pleasant one. Not only for the customers but also the shippers as well. Shipping products to customers need to be fast, hassle-free, and on-time, every time. For achieving this objective, shipping reports offer the right insights for analyzing performance, optimizing services, and enhancing customer experience.