There’s one in every office, and especially in every mailroom: that person who you just can’t trust to get the job done. The challenges of working with someone who does not want to do his or her job can become so ingrained in a business’s culture that you may even have just learned to live with the fact that every 10th letter is lost, packages come through damaged, or that you have to repeatedly ask vendors to send bills.
Even if you’re lucky enough to have a dedicated staff member who never falls down on the job, mistakes are inevitable. Everyone has bad days, and those bad days can add up to significant losses for your business. From the practical expenses of missed bills and lost merchandise, to the time you lose every time you must track down a lost item, even an occasional mistake can be a chronic source of stress.
Inbound package tracking with mailroom automation offers a much better alternative. EZTrackIt is rapidly becoming the secret weapon of businesses across the nation, and it can help you, too.
Introducing Automation with EZTrackIt
Automation is the wave of the future, and it has already saved businesses a pretty penny. Indeed, research suggests that by 2020, 85% of interactions will be automated. The goal of automation is to leave menial tasks to robots, and then to free humans up to do what they do best: think critically, strategize, and initiate meaningful interactions. When employees are freed to do this, their interactions become less robotic, and automated tasks are accomplished more efficiently than you ever thought possible.
Mailroom automation programs like EZTrackIt offer simple, effective, and cost-efficient solutions to streamline your package intake and outtake procedures. With just your smartphone or computer, you can easily scan new mail, allowing you to track the journey all the way to a package’s final destination. From there, you can create labels, follow your mail’s journey, and monitor and confirm deliveries. No more mail getting lost or delayed at the office!
Understanding the Practical Savings
So how much can you save with EZTrackIt? The more you’re currently spending on mail management, and the more mail you get, the greater the savings will be. Let’s say you send 50 packages each day, and you pay $20/hour to a staffer to manage your mail. It doesn’t take long for the savings to add up:
- If each package takes a little less than a minute (.75) to log, you’re spending 37.5 minutes, or just over a half hour (.625) each day on mail management. That might not seem like much, until you begin to add it all up.
- That adds up to $12.50/day. If you pay for six days/week of mail management, you’re shelling out $300/month to manage your mail.
This figure doesn’t even take into account how much you spend recruiting staffers to manage mail, overseeing their work, and tracking down lost packages. Taking those figures into account, the number can easily double to $600/month, and soon you’re cutting into your profits—not to mention your staffing budget.
Switch to EZTrackIt, and depending on the plan that fits your needs, you’re only paying on average $20/month. This $280 savings per month adds up to a savings of $3,360 per year. And if you factor in other related costs, that figure easily climbs to almost $7,000 a year. That’s enough to refurnish a room in your building, pay a small stipend to an intern, or pump up your advertising budget.
Simply put, inbound package tracking with a software program like EZTrackIt does pay for itself, and frees your business up to do the work that matters—not the unnecessary tasks that just lead to exhaustion and stress.
Want to see for yourself how much you could be saving with EZTrackIt? Download our free spreadsheet, plug in your numbers, and make sure you’re sitting down… Becasue the savings are astonishing!