Avoiding the Biggest Shipping Mistakes
In the wider world of shipping and receiving, nearly one and ten packages arrives damaged. While those statistics don’t necessarily hold true for the world of medical shipping, mistakes happen every single day, and those mistakes can compromise your bottom line as well as patient safety. Is there anything you can do? Absolutely, and keeping these common mistakes on your radar can help.
Mistake #1 – Having a Poor Understanding of the Involved Costs
Shipping is expensive. There’s just no way around that, especially when you’re talking about medical shipping. Your budget is just as important, too, and panicking when you see that invoice come through isn’t going to help anyone. Know the costs before you ship, and know what you can do to reduce them as much as possible. You’ll make better decisions every time you ship if you know what the bill might look like at the end.
Mistake #2 – Not Understanding the Regulations Involved
Shipping tissue samples isn’t quite like shipping a case of tissues from one side of the country to the other. Instead, there are a number of rules and regulations involved that you must know and understand before you ever begin to ship anything. Don’t find yourself in a situation where compliance with those regulations is questionable. Understand the rules before you get started.
Mistake #3 – Choosing the Wrong Shipping Partner
Who you work with when it comes to medical shipping is essential. There are those who are in the general shipping business, then there are those who know medical shipping inside and out. Ship Critical is that organization. The ideal partner to meet the needs of your organization or facility, we’ll be here every step of the way.
To learn more about our services or how to avoid the most common shipping mistakes, please contact us today.