Postage Analytics

Businesses constantly face the dual competing pressures of trying to manage costs while also maximizing their spend, attempting to thread the needle between these two needs so they either meet or come under budget. This has only been further exacerbated by the current business climate, where increased remote work has created a decentralized work environment that makes it even harder to control costs.

Shipping and mailing may not, on paper, seem like the most obvious place to find savings. Not only is that not the case – enterprises stand to reap tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings with more efficient methods of sending packages and mail – but that misconception in the first place only proves the point of why enterprises need to implement greater transparency and scrutiny over their shipping and mailing expenses and practices.

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What’s driving your shipping and mailing costs

There are many areas where mailing and shipping may unnecessarily drive up costs:

The particular carriers selected for shipping certain parcels or documents.
The shipping services selected with those carriers (e.g. USPS Ground Advantage vs. Priority Mail®).
How much time employees spend on handling inbound receivables.
Different standards for shipping and mailing processes across departments or teams within the same organization.

Lack of package carrier diversification.

Cost account mismanagement.

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Discovering savings with analytics

Reaping savings on shipping and mailing starts with deploying solutions that provide a bird’s eye view of total spend across all of these devices and meters. It’s not just about oversight of outbound shipping costs, either; this transparency must also consider the receiving piece of a shipping and mailing operation, tracking the time and associated costs spent on processing inbound packages and mail as well.