3 Ways Nigerians Businesses Can Streamline Shipping for the Xmas Rush

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The holiday selling period is paramount for many Nigerian small business owners, and shipping product quickly, economically and accurately can mean the difference between a successful and a failed fiscal year. For many Nigerian companies, it’s about streamlining processes to better meet increased demand from the seasonal rush.

The consequence of inefficient shipping can be a disaster. When a company fails to fulfill orders in a timely way, it’s a customer service nightmare.

To avoid those hassles, we at ChibykeGlobal.com recommend that you do the following:

  1. Research, Research, Research:

Do a research on shipping vendors far in advance of the holiday rush as possible: Consider not only rates and discounts, but also compare packaging requirements:

  • Will they pick up? If so, how often?
  • Will they leave a container on site for your staff to fill, which saves space in your shipping area?
  • What is their service like from your customers’ perspective?


Related: 5 Ways Nigerian Businesses Can Reduce Shipping Costs

Once you’ve picked the right service, consider these 3 strategies to streamline your shipping process for the Xmas holidays.


  1. 2.     Designate specific shipping days.

Make a decision on the best days to ship your goods to your customers’ doorstep (i.e. Tuesdays and Fridays etc). This helps you to boost efficiency from purchase to shipment.


  1. 3.     Pre-package your most-popular products in batches:

For instance, if you run a hair boutique and you sell a particular Brazilian hair extension that’s so popular, make sure it’s pre-packed, so you can ship fast. It saves you hours and increases accuracy. And when you’re processing products that are the same weight and dimensions, you’re much less prone to error.


Now Your Turn:

Are you a business owner? What ways do you streamline shipping for the xmas and new year rush? Sound off your comments in the box below.


About the Author:

Chibuike Ogbuanu is the CEO of ChibykeGlobal.com – a Lagos-based freight-forwarding company that offers affordable and reliable shipping, air freight, warehousing and haulage services. You can follow him on twitter and LinkedIn.


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