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5 Ways to Simplify Your Shipping with SendPro®

From weighing packages and finding the correct addresses to printing labels and shopping for the best rates from the major carriers, shipping has never been more complicated and expensive. If you own or work in a small- to mid-size organization without a centralized mailroom, you know how inefficient this process can be. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The SendPro® solution brings order to the chaos, streamlining your shipping operations and making it easier for you to reduce your expenses and increase your productivity. Discover a few of the ways you can simplify your shipping with the SendPro solution below, and see which options fit best for your needs here.

Leave the Post Office Behind

Time is money, as the old saying goes. While it’s great that your customers are ordering your products, standing in line at the post office and waiting to weigh and label all your packages isn’t a profitable use of your time. That’s where SendPro Online comes in. Buy and print postage from your own computer, weigh your items (we’ll provide the scale) and track your items from the post office to your customers’ front doors, all in one place. With all the work done before you even get to the post office, you’ll breeze through before you even know it.

Tip: Use SendPro Stamps instead of USPS First-Class stamps for savings of five cents on every letter you send. Additionally, SendPro Online offers discounts of up to 40 percent on Priority Mail shipments.

Choose the Shipping Option that Work Best for You

Not only does our platform streamline your shipping process, it also helps you save. Instead of shopping rates individually between USPS, UPS and FedEx, SendPro Online’s portal consolidates it all in a way that’s easy to find the most cost-effective option. Search by package type, recipient location, pickup date, delivery date, and even options specific to the recipient (such as morning delivery). Then select the best option for each package you’re sending, a process that will take a fraction of the time it would have before. The SendPro solution takes out all the guesswork, allows you manage your expenses and gives you and your employees more time to sell more products and provide service to your customers. That’s a win-win, in our book.

Make Expensive Address Errors a Thing of the Past

Look hard enough and you’ll find typos everywhere. Just because they are common doesn’t mean they are not expensive, especially when you are shipping. A simple extra letter or a missing number in a street address can cost you more than $13 per piece with some carriers. That’s where the SendPro solution’s universal address book comes in. Add a new recipient’s information into the address book and it will always be available to you in the future. The SendPro solution even standardizes and validates addresses, ensuring you are always using the correct address every time you send a package.

Already have your own address book? Import them directly into the SendPro solution as CSV files and you’ll be all set within just a few clicks.

Manage Your Expenses

How much are you or your organization spending to ship each quarter? Trying to answer that question, especially if you ship with multiple carriers, can be a time-consuming affair. Just as the SendPro solution offers a one-stop shop for comparing rates, it compiles a history of your shipments and expenditures so you can have a clear understanding of how much is being spent and where. Integrate the SendPro solution with your own accounting software; track costs by client, department, user or other parameters; and create and send invoices. Knowledge is power and having all this information in one place gives you even greater control over mailing and shipping expenses across your organization.

SendPro Consolidates All Your Shipping Processes

Browse rates from the major carriers, track packages, work from a unified address book and much more, all in a single account. Whether you’re the only sender or one of many in your organization, the SendPro solution brings all your shipping processes together in one place. Not the only shipper in your business? Assign each employee access appropriate to their job function. Out of the office? No problem. Control and monitor your SendPro Online account through the mobile app, which can sync with your Windows People app to pull contact information from Outlook, Gmail and LinkedIn InMail. You can even print shipping labels through the app, as it is integrated with the SendPro solution’s postal scale.

Which SendPro Solution is Right for You?

Whether you’re a small business owner or you work in a larger organization, there’s a SendPro solution that will fit your needs. SendPro® Online is an all-in-one software solution ideal for small businesses that allows you to print discounted USPS stamps, compare USPS, UPS and FedEx shipping rates and print shipping labels. Plus it includes a free scale with a capacity of up to 10 pounds.

For higher-volume shippers, SendPro®+ incudes a subscription to SendPro Online, plus a C425 postage meter complete with a 15 lb. scale, shipping label printer and access to discounted USPS rates through the color touchscreen display. Both services come with an optional networked SendKit that includes an integrated 70 lb. scale, if you need to ship higher-weight packages.

Larger businesses with more complex shipping operations will find SendPro® Enterprise the perfect match. Manage shipping activity across a vast number of users, automate the charge-back process to client accounts or departments and monitor the sending activity across the organization to identify savings opportunities.

Not sure which SendPro solution is right for you? Answer a few questions here and you’ll be well on your way to finding the ideal fit.

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