Manufacturers and distributors ask themselves the same question over and over ”How can I ship products faster, easier and more cost efficiently?” The duplex shipping label may be the answer everyone is looking for. It actually cuts down on the amount of material needed for creating mailing labels and packing lists, and will save money. Here is how it works.
A duplex shipping label comes in two sizes 8.5 x 5.5” and 8.5 x 11”. They can run through a duplex laser printer, and more recently, you can now run them through a duplex thermal printer. The shipping label information is printed on the front of the form and the packing list is printed on the back. No need to print one side first and then the other. Also, no need to match up a packing list with a shipping label. Because they are both printed on the same label, all you have to do is remove the outside label matrix and affix to the shipping container. No need for a plastic pouch to hold the packing slip and no mis-matching mistakes, which saves money. Besides costs, these types of inclusive labels can also save time for a business, which can also add up to actual money being saved.
Duplex shipping labels aren’t very popular in the current shipping industry because they are not widely known. Most businesses have a distribution label solution already in place. However, once a business learns about the perks of saving time and money (thus improving productivity and employee satisfaction), it may convince the business leaders to switch over to duplex shipping labels in their shipping warehouses.
Besides leading to positive effects for employees and managers, a business may find that the customers will also appreciate these types of custom mailing labels. It makes the packing list easier to find and often prevents folding or damage to the list, which is sometimes crucial for customers to keep. Many customers may save packing lists for their own financial records, so having these arrive in good condition is the best way to make sure records are kept neat and in order.
Even if a business isn’t sure about incorporating them into their regular shipping processes, ordering one carton or box of duplex shipping labels to try out may convince them that this label is worthwhile for continuous use. It may not be for every business if you have an automated system in place; however, for the small to medium size businesses, or those who need to manually affix a shipping label/packing slip, the duplex shipping label will no doubt be an asset.