3 Ways To Improve Your Electronic Shipment Process
According to the Pew Research Center, over 90 percent of adults in the U.S. use cellphones. Seventy-three percent use desktops or laptops and 45 percent use tablets. And those numbers only account for adults.
As society moves toward a more digital world, technology becomes increasingly more dominant and relied upon. This is especially true for product suppliers, who ship their products across a fast-growing global market.
With cellphones, televisions, computers and tablets dominating the way we access information, their accompanying accessories (e.g. power banks, chargers, USB drivers, external hard drives, etc.) are also in high demand.
If you sell electronics, you have to do much more than create (or source) a product people want. You have to keep up with the latest and greatest trends to keep customers satisfied. Meanwhile, companies that frequently use electronics for their own operations also have to keep up with updates and software changes.
But more often than not, these businesses are importing electronics from distant places. Electronics are exported from countries all over the world including China, the United States and Mexico.
In the United States, electronic manufacturers, wholesalers and distributor have several key supply chain business needs in common. Logistics efficiency is more important than ever for manufacturers. It is at the forefront of total reduction. In order for the manufacturing industry to experience resurgence/revival/renaissance/recovery of the manufacturing these logistics efficiencies must be targeted:
- Use readily and easily deployed transportation and freight technology
- Employ freight accounting
- Use a third party logistics company
- Choose the right transportation partner offering solutions for all types of electronic devices to destinations worldwide
But shipping these electronics, as well as importing them, takes time and care. Here are three tips to consider when shipping and importing electronics.
- Shipping Insurance
When shipping electronics, especially in bulk, most transportation providers recommend insuring your shipment. Shipping insurance protects your cargo in transit. When it comes to electronics or high dollar products, shippers should consider coverage. With shipping insurance, you not only receive protection of your shipment, but also peace of mind knowing the product is safe and on track during its shipment from the manufacturing facility to retail shelves.
- The Holidays
With Black Friday in November and Christmas in December, the holiday season causes an electronic frenzy. Whether you’re shipping items to customers, stocking up on electronic-related merchandise or getting new electronics for your business, shipment delays can cause a plethora of sales and delivery issues.
Be sure to stock up on electronics prior to the holidays and order enough of the “next big thing” to keep your customers happy and avoid complaints.
- Bulk Shipping
When it comes to stocking up on electronics it’s important to consider how you will bulk your items and which shipping company you should choose that ships in bulk. Pallets are a great option for this kind of shipping—they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, which make them flexible for bulk shipments varying in size. In addition, plastic pallets offer an easy way to customize your pallet for shipping large amounts of differing electronics together.
At Amerijet we strive to help make your electronic shipping experience fast and efficient, especially during the holiday season. With stations across the U.S. and all around the world, we safely ship electronics from their manufacturer to your business, wherever it may be. Amerijet offers airfreight services your business can count on, all year long—including during the holidays. And our palletized and single shipment options work great for all kinds of electronic orders.
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