You may work for a very small company that only ships a few parcels a week. Or your company may ship several hundred parcels day. Send Parcels to Germany
In either case looking at how you manage your parcel handling, or parcel management as it is more commonly known, can be quite hard, particularly at busy times.
Unfortunately it only takes a problem with one parcel for it to all go wrong, and often as not it is a really low value item that simply disappeared en-route to your customer, but that contains a vital part they needed.
For good parcel management, you need to have a close look at how you are currently handling your parcel shipments. Do you have a formal system for managing things or is there a system in place, but is it not being followed?
If you do have a system in place, when was it last reviewed? Is it an electronic tracking system or a paper based one? A classic case would be a small company expanding rapidly in growth and still relying on the same methods to track parcels as when they started out.
You may have only had to worry about six parcel deliveries a week when you started up your business, but if you are now shipping several hundred a week, then you may already be experiencing problems keeping track of your parcel shipments without even realizing it.
There are many tools available from parcel couriers to help you keep track of your parcel courier deliveries in real time. Every major parcel courier should offer you free tracking software. These systems provide real time online tracking, with some emailing you automatically when your parcel has been delivered.