6 tips to gain control with the SendPro®/PitneyShip™ solution
It’s no secret that customers have increasingly higher expectations when it comes to receiving mail and packages. They can choose to have something delivered overnight. Or they can choose to wait a bit longer and save some money. But behind those seemingly simple options lurks a network of complexity for the office sender, who cites simplifying and controlling the sending process as key objectives.
With this objective in mind, Pitney Bowes developed the PitneyShip™ shipping software solution to help you send large envelopes, express deliveries and packages from one easy-to-use application. We know it helps you save time and money, but exactly how does it help you control the process?
01. Simplify the carrier selection.
Simply put, the SendPro®/PitneyShip™ solution consolidates the entire sending process, whether you’re sending large envelopes, express deliveries or packages. At the front-end, the SendPro®/PitneyShip™ software helps you easily compare the service options offered by USPS®, UPS® and other major carriers, streamlining the carrier management process from end-to-end. This capability will prove even more valuable when the USPS shipping service rate changes go into effect in January 2017. Calculating the numerous changes that are planned, on top of existing rates and services, could be daunting without a little help.
02. Monitor sending activities.
The online software also facilitates monitoring sending activities, such as tracking shipments. It takes time and effort to maintain a tracking inventory – that is follow the relevant carrier (in some cases, multiple carriers) and tracking numbers. The SendPro®/PitneyShip™ solution’s software tracking component enables you to track a package accurately and easily keep both sender and recipient informed.
03. Capture the costs.
Tracking costs can be as challenging – often more challenging – than tracking the delivery itself. Yet the final delivery signals time to gather the final costs, historically a gathering of receipts, preprinted carrier forms, post-it scribbles and more. SendPro®/PitneyShip™ facilitates this essential accountability process, enabling you to stay in touch with expenses and on budget. You can review one complete statement to see all your shipping costs across all three carriers, plus easily generate reports when you need to invoice clients.
04. Send it with SendKit equipment.
Sometimes seemingly little things can make a big difference. The complete SendPro®/PitneyShip™ solution includes SendKit equipment – an integrated scale and printer designed to make your sending activities even easier. With the scale at your fingertips, you can accurately weigh and measure outgoing large envelopes, express deliveries and packages. The printer enables you to easily print out accurate and professional-looking labels, saving you time and boosting your company’s image.
05. Consolidate the history.
The ability to monitor sending activities and associated costs throughout the entire sending process doesn’t end with the delivery. The consolidated history of the shipments through USPS, UPS and other major carriers includes costs, services, and tracking numbers. This history provides a clear overview and helps you better understand your complete sending spend. Plus, SendPro®/PitneyShip™ lets you export files, so you can easily upload information into common accounting software in order to streamline your invoice.
Try it. You’ll like it.
Pitney Bowes invites you to try PitneyShip shipping software free for 90 days.* Find out for yourself why we think it’s the right solution for your company.
* Postage and carrier charges apply. You must cancel within the free trial period to avoid subscription charges.