Who To Hire First
5 March 2013 6 Comments
If you are doing your own shipping then I suggest hiring a part time person to take that over to free up your time. This is the most menial job you are doing (besides maybe cleaning your office) and can easily be passed on. When I was shipping $1M a year, we had a guy who worked 2 days a week and got it all done!
Having someone else do this time consuming task will leave you time to do the things that bring in MORE money like sales and designing your next collection. I know it can seem like it doesn't take much of your time to do the shipping, but if you time it out, you'll see it takes at least 8-16 hours week if you are doing a minimum of $100K in sales.
Your list of duties might look like this for a potential shipping clerk:
a. Retrieve internet and store orders 2 days a week and charge credit cards
b. Fill orders
c. Pack boxes and create shipping labels
d. Arrange pick up with your carrier
e. Put orders in Quickbooks and give you total sales for the week
f. Review outstanding orders for stock status and check inventory report each Monday
g. Highlight items that are less than 5
h. Clean up their work station each day
i. Sweep floors on Fridays
j. Take out trash every day they work
Love to know how this works out for you!