Keeping Delivery Costs Down This Holiday Season
In the current economic climate, keeping expenditure to a minimum is essential to the success of a small business. This extends all the way from overheads to delivery costs, the latter of which is challenging enough to keep down at the best of times, so you can imagine how difficult they can be to stay on top of during the holiday season. With December fast approaching, more and more e-commerce entrepreneurs are turning to Tookan to help them keep their delivery costs under control without sacrificing the quality of their service. But is Tookan the right tool for your small business?
How can Tookan minimize my delivery costs?
Robust and easy-to-use, Tookan promises to streamline your delivery department, ensuring efficient drivers and happy customers. In the below section, we will be discussing the most notable methods through which Tookan will help you achieve affordable deliveries throughout the holiday season.
Quite often, deliveries exceed the estimated time of arrival owing to the driver’s failure to choose the most efficient route. This, of course, detracts from the customer’s experience and, depending on the lateness of the delivery, may make a partial or complete refund necessary. On top of this, your company will have to deal with the cost of whatever gas was needlessly burned by your driver on their poorly chosen route.
Tookan combats such scenarios by utilizing a Delivery Route Mapping system. Through this Delivery Route Mapping system, Tookan provides route optimization, eradicating needlessly high estimated delivery times and the extra costs associated with them by sending your driver on a meticulously planned route. Route optimization is, of course, beneficial all year round, but it becomes particularly useful during the holiday season when traffic is at its worst and packages are required with greater urgency.
The success of any company depends on the performance of those within it. One member of the team failing to pull their weight leads to reduced profits, negatively impacting the earnings of everybody else. This is particularly true when it comes to e-commerce, as one unreliable driver can throw off the schedule of the entire team, especially during the busy holiday season.
With Tookan, you can use real-time tracking to monitor your drivers as they move from one destination to another, providing you with accurate employee performance data. With real-time tracking, you will be able to maximize your fleet efficiency and establish problems the moment they occur, allowing you to reevaluate your delivery plan and update the affected customer in as timely a manner as possible.
Automated Task Assignments
During the holiday season, you’re likely going to find yourself snowed under (no pun intended) with paperwork; paperwork which is likely to go unfinished if you must tear yourself away from it every ten minutes in order to assign tasks to your drivers. This, of course, increases the amount of time you must spend in the office, detracting from your family time and increasing the amount you must spend on electricity and heating bills
Thankfully, Tookan promises to automatically assign tasks to your drivers as they arise, assigning each delivery to the most conveniently located free driver. With Tookan automatically assigning tasks to your drivers, you’ll be able to devote your undivided attention to tackling emails, invoices, and all similar pieces of business only you can deal with.
The manner in which a small business conducts itself during its first holiday season can make or break it. Fail to properly alter your typical method of operating to reflect the demands of the unique winter months and you will likely find your company so far in the red that the new year becomes a fight for survival. Adequately prepare for the holiday season, however, and you will go into January with more money and more customers.
Allow Tookan to serve as that adequate preparation. With its route optimization, real-time tracking, and its ability to automatically assign tasks to your drivers, Tookan will streamline your delivery department, allowing those within it to complete their jobs with greater efficiency and without the almost unbearable stress commonly experienced by those in the e-commerce business every November and December.
If you’re still not convinced Tookan is the foundation upon which you should build your company’s delivery service, we offer a 14-day free trial during which you will be able to avail of its many benefits at no cost to you, even furthering the money you’ll save on delivery costs this holiday season.