Running a business requires a lot of spinning plates. Some of these plates are big and must not hit the ground under any circumstances, some are small and it’s just a chore to handle them. The latter of the two can leave you feeling drained, wanting to focus on the aspects of the business that lit a fire in your belly, but they need to be done.
Well, in this tech-dependent society, perhaps they don’t need to be done by you, or even a staff member. There are a lot of services online that can make running a business a lot easier. Read on to find our picks for the best ones.
In a world of remote working, there is also remote studying. There are countless courses to be found online that are geared towards employers and their staff. Perhaps you have a new hire starting and they need to learn the ins and outs of your industry, or maybe your entire team needs a shake-up in operations. Maybe you’ve got a staff member with the potential for a promotion, they just need to learn a skill or two first. Whatever the case, there are a lot of courses online to allow you to teach your entire team.
Sites like Skillshare For Teams allow your employees to learn creative courses particular to industries, like editing and bakery, where LinkedIn offers general business courses that can aid anyone, with topics like leadership and management and creative courses like content creation for the purposes of digital marketing.
You can sign a specific employee up for the course they need to advance or have your entire team take a course, with the platforms allowing you the ability to track everyone’s process and see how well they are doing.
If your business is involved in selling products, particularly if there is an element of online retail to it, you will need a packaging service. It’s an often-forgotten aspect of selling products that need addressing after your product has been refined to its full potential. After all, what’s the point in having a product if you can’t get it to anyone.
But the rise in small businesses and Etsy sellers have product packaging taken to a new higher quality. If you want to make an impression, you can’t stick your product in just anything, but instead must offer an experience to open.
It’s possible, but it can quickly feel overwhelming. If you were once used to you and your staff wrapping, protecting, and packaging each of your products with love, a sudden surge in customers can make the already tedious task feel like you’re drowning in bubble wrap.
That’s where Blueprint Automation comes in. You can handle your entire packaging process from your computer, ready for Blueprint Automation to take care of the hands-on element. This can allow you to focus on the aspects of the business that you need to keep your eyes on.
It is also really simple, allowing you to automate the packaging process without giving up any creative control. Settle your packaging graphics in the office, then choose your package. You have a lot to choose from with everything from milk cartons to meal trays and coffee bags catered to. Once your product looks like something you’d want to buy, you can choose what container they are shipped in and how they are laid out.
The next step is obviously shipping, and wouldn’t you know it, there are services to handle that too.
How you get your products to your customers and how long it will take will inform your customer’s decision on whether this was a good sale or not, affecting whether they recommend you to others and whether they would buy again.
Fortunately, the process is made a lot easier with online software. Of course, you knew that there were services that ship your products for you since you didn’t expect to go driving all over the country, but did you know you could manage, track and order all your stock and shipping needs from your computer?
Companies like FedEx are offering software like their FedEx Ship Manager that correlates with their shipping services, allowing you to manage every aspect of the shipping process.
You can keep an eye on how much stock you have available, and order more when you need to with the help of a handy notification. You can watch your shipments get to where they need to go and handle any issues with them reaching the customer all from your laptops.
With all these features, a lost product can be quickly tracked down and delivered to a customer missing out on your superior items.