How to Start Your Business off Right
If you are trying to get your business off the ground, then you should know what steps you should take to ensure you handle deliveries properly. Below are four important delivery do’s and don’t that will give your business an edge over the competition.
Do Have a Tracking System
You want to stay on top of your deliveries. Therefore, you will want to make sure that you have a reliable tracking system. Check which tracking system is currently used by more successful companies. Then make sure that you and your staff are trained in using the tracking system. This will ensure that you stay on top of your deliveries, nothing gets lost and all your inventory get moving in the right direction.
Don’t Promise Deliveries You Can’t Handle
The last thing you want to do is disappoint your customers or your clients. Therefore, it is important that you do not make promises that you really cannot deliver. In fact, it is better to under promise and over deliver. Allow yourself some “breathing space” to account for unforeseen delays or other delivery problems that can arise. This will ensure you have an excellent track record with your customers and your clients. Keep a minimum order for deliveries and be clear to what zip codes you deliver too. This will eliminate headaches.
Don’t Get Your Warehouse Backed Up
The last thing you want to have is a congested warehouse or have inventory pile up. Make sure the flow of your deliveries is consistent. Keep your most active inventory at the front of the warehouse and keep your shipping lanes open to prevent any delays. By having a well-run warehouse, you can ensure that your customer’s and your client’s deliveries will be better handled.
Do Have a Delivery Van
When you are making deliveries, you want to make sure you have the most reliable van that can handle the workload. Check the history of any van you purchase by checking the VIN number. Also, check the history of the make and model van you are using. Does it have a good track record for commercial deliveries? Ford Transit is a popular van used for commercial deliveries. This will help you with catering orders and hauling staff to and from the venue. You don’t have to buy new, you can look for pre owned fords for sale to keep overhead costs low. You can customize your van with a logo painted on the sides. This can become a tax write off if you use it for marketing purchases. Consult your tax expert for more details. This way you will have an attractive van for future costumers.
Getting Your Business off the Ground
It is important that you make the right delivery decisions on the first days of your business. These decisions will help set the tone of your business’s future. Follow these four tips and you will be well on your way to success.