If your new e-commerce venture is regularly bringing in 50 plus orders a week, and you’re beginning to feel the heat, it’s a good time to start looking at how to streamline your business operations. With package distribution playing an increasingly large part in your day to day activities, considering a solid partnership with a long-established, professional business delivery services company can not only take a lot of the heat off, but also allow you to work on increasing sustainable business growth.
Maybe you can manage to drop 10 packages a day to your local courier or the nearest post office. But what happens when it gets to 20 packages a day, or 200 a week? There are only so many hours in a day. With all the packaging, addressing, and delivering to your nearest distributor, something’s got to give. Site glitches go unnoticed, customer and supplier emails missed and unanswered, and replacement stock unordered. Within a very short space of time, just when you should be enjoying the benefits of increasing sustainable business growth, things take a downturn, and orders begin to reduce.
To be a successful e-commerce entrepreneur, you need two main components for your business. A well organised and attractive e-commerce site (selling the products your customers want), and reliable, efficient, business delivery services, to get those products to your customers. Splitting the workload in this way allows you more time to concentrate on how to streamline your business operations.
Over the last 30 plus years, Associated Air Services has built a network of professional national and worldwide agents, to allow us to offer our client businesses large and small, the opportunity to provide their customers a range of unparalleled business delivery services. The benefits of commercial delivery services however, don’t just stop there.
At AAS we don’t think of you as just another customer using our commercial delivery services. We like to consider ourselves as a partner business helping to streamline your business operations. After all, your success is our success. The busier you are, the busier we are. Partnering with AAS for all your shipping needs, allows you the time to concentrate on marketing your products, maintaining your e-commerce site, answering those all-important emails, and increasing sustainable business growth. While you’re doing that, we’re doing our bit to make sure your goods get delivered on time, every time – wherever they have to go.
Two of the biggest issues that influence whether a buyer empties their cart, or continues through the purchasing stage are: How long will delivery take, and how much will it cost. Can you offer free postage and next day delivery on all your products – as a sustainable option? Our large network of agents allows us to offer you a range of commercial delivery services such as standard, same-day, next-day, overnight, and time critical delivery options, across the UK and internationally.
A choice you can pass on to your customers by providing greater flexibility, giving them a choice of the delivery type they prefer, and making your business distribution system wholly transparent. As you streamline your business operations, your customer’s will be able to track their purchase every step of its journey to delivery. Not only does your customer benefit from an efficient, professional service that keeps them informed, but you also are made fully aware of the status of all your goods in transit.
Although e-commerce companies make up a large part of our daily operations, we also work with a significant number of bricks and mortar enterprises. Small manufacturing businesses producing specialist parts for aero, power, and other industries, often need to ship their products overseas, and turn to us as their shipper of choice. As you grow your business, and should you decide to break into the European, American, or other markets, we have over 30 years’ experience with tariffs, documentation, and taxes; to help get your products where they’ve got to be as smoothly and cost-effectively as possible.
At AAS we like to think when we begin working with a new business we’re both in it for the long haul. From the time we begin delivering your 50 parcels a week, to the time your business goes international, we like to feel we’ve played our part. With our large range of packages to suit businesses of all sizes we can offer everything from basic courier delivery, through to full product fulfilment and distribution services including credit-card transactions, inventory-taking, and product re-ordering. For more in-depth information on how we can help you expand and streamline your business operations, please contact a member of our team today.