SOURCE: TrueShip

October 16, 2014 17:17 ET

Online Merchants Going "Green" With Product Returns Using TrueShip's Eco-Friendly ReadyReturns™

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - October 16, 2014) - ReadyReturns™, the powerful online product returns management software offered by TrueShip, enables a faster, more efficient and "greener" approach to handling product returns.

ReadyReturns was designed to make it possible for ecommerce merchants to offer a customer-friendly returns policy. It integrates into virtually any website in just minutes, enabling online stores to offer self-service product returns for their customers.

"ReadyReturns is a powerful tool that no online store should be without. It enables hassle-free returns for customers, something all online stores should be focused on," said George Samaniego, Vice President of Sales at TrueShip.

Going Green

Every year, millions of return shipping labels are preprinted and packaged with products ordered online. Most of these labels are never used, and are in-turn discarded by the consumer. This illustrates the wasted resources involved with printing, packing and shipping these unused labels.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), only 65% of all paper products are recycled. Paper products account for over half of all recycled materials annually, with over 69 million tons of paper being manufactured yearly.

Being proactive about recycling cardboard boxes and paper can positively impact the environment. Just one ton of recycled cardboard saves over nine cubic yards in a landfill; and just 24% of the energy is required to reconstitute it versus virgin cardboard.

ReadyReturns eliminates many of the traditional costs of product returns. Paper, labor, ink and even the return shipping box are replaced by a system that favors the customer to process their own return from the merchant's website. Labels are printed only when needed, and the product can be returned in the original shipping box.

"By eliminating the return shipping label, businesses stand to save money in the form of decreased labor hours, paper, printing and ink cost, effectively reducing their carbon footprint and decreasing their bottom line," Samaniego explained.

Offering hassle-free returns has been shown to improve customer service and loyalty. ReadyReturns enables e-retailers to deliver this key amenity to customers. Using an environmentally-friendly approach that requires fewer resources, it's possible to both satisfy shoppers and "go green."

You can learn more about ReadyReturns by visiting: http://www.trueship.com/products/readyreturns.

About TrueShip

TrueShip is the original architect of multi-carrier (FedEx, UPS and USPS) ecommerce shipping software. ReadyShipper shipping software integrates into the most widely used shopping carts and online marketplaces. It is a user-friendly and feature-rich order fulfillment solution that's designed to save shopkeepers time and money. ReadyReturns integrates with ReadyShipper, combining to create a versatile and agile, self-service online product returns system for e-retailers.

Contact Information

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    Vice President of Sales
    George Samaniego
    Tel: 602-753-5000 Ex: 5003