Ask yourself this, what is my time worth to me?… what is my employee’s time worth to me? How can I simplify or automate my current business practices in order to save these costs? Automating your business practices and processes can save you valuable time, big money, and an astounding ROI.
We had the opportunity of working with a client that asked themselves just that and came up with a simple solution that has revolutionized their business. Quality UPC is a company that buys UPC Barcodes in bulk and offers them to their customers, smaller businesses. Wanting to pursue her music career and needing the extra time to do so, they came to us at Blue Riot Labs, a reputable development shop in the Denver area.
At that time, when their customer’s orders were complete, they had to manually process each order by generating the unique Barcode Skus, create a certificate of authenticity, and zip them all into a folder and email it herself. Fortunately, they had a busy website with plenty of orders, but unfortunately they had to be on stand-by, all the time, in order to insure excellent customer service and a timely delivered product.
When finished, Blue Riot Labs, delivered yet again another awesome project. Our client now enjoys a “hands-off” approach. When ordering from their website, upon checkout, all barcodes are now dynamically generated, a certificate of authenticity is dynamically generated based on the customers profile information, and are zipped up and available for download as soon as payment is accepted. What used to be a manual process, now is completely self sufficient.
Not only has our client eliminated what did take several hours a day, and is focusing on pursuing other interests, but has also seen an increased number of sales by advertising the convenience of their new checkout. We can proudly say, Quality UPC will see a positive ROI in month three of their original investment.
Software is used all of the time to automate some kind of work and complete it efficiently in less amount of time. Chances are, you are already using an automation software like this to make your life easier. There was a time when different companies belonging to different industries used one kind of software. However, today the trend has changed and individual companies look forward to getting software designed to optimize their process.
So, this is my challenge to you. Carefully analyze your current practices for your business. What is taking the most time? or money? Now, step outside of the box, and brainstorm ideas that you can use to simplify or automate your current process. This could be bookkeeping, marketing, order processing etc. If you’re having trouble with this, contact us today. Here at Blue Riot Labs, we’d love the opportunity of talking with you and generating innovative ideas with you.
If you can dream it… We can build it!