How to Improve Efficiency in DSD with Mobile Printers
Putting a mobile system in your direct store delivery (DSD) application can provide you benefits in the field and back at your office by doing the following:
- Reducing labor and time to enter data and process paper work.
The easiest way for your mobile workers to meet their revenue goals is to improve their efficiency. Providing your direct store delivery sales personal with a mobile system will help them do that. You will be able to meet the customer’s needs on the first visit which will reduce the time your back office will spend on billing and sales.
Improved efficiency= Reducing Errors = Larger Profits
Many businesses that use direct store delivery invoices tend to print these at the warehouse over night before each delivery using centralized printers. If the driver or the customer needs to make changes, it is usually done by making a hand written note on the pre-printed invoice which can often create errors. DSD printing with mobile printers provides the flexibility that businesses need to generate an invoice with last minute changes right at the customer’s door. This new information is automatically transmitted to the back office via a wireless network to the host computer.
Improved efficiency =Printing Invoices= Better Cash Flow
Printing invoices at the time of delivery can definitely improve cash flow by allowing the driver to accept payments on the spot. Many companies tend to wait 30 days or more to pay invoices. By providing route sales invoicing in the field or requiring payment on delivery completely eliminates the lag time between invoicing and payment. On site payment is also beneficial to companies because it reduces man-power needed to process the invoices and payments back at the home office.
Improved efficiency = Mobile Printing = Printek Mobile Printers
Printek has long developed rugged and reliable DSD printers that can meet your needs in the field. Printek mobile printers have a track history of working in some of the harshest environments that the DSD world can deliver. Route sales printing of invoices, delivery receipts, service estimates, sales orders and inventory management reports are no match for a Printek printer.