Businesses are wasting valuable time each month in the time-consuming process of managing their mail, according to new GetApp research.
Almost one fifth of small businesses spend up-to or more than 10 hours depositing checks, scanning, and distributing mail to recipients. Two-thirds of businesses (70.8%) are spending more than one hour per month on these mail management tasks.
However, almost a third of businesses have got the process of managing their mail down to less than an hour per month.
A quarter of small businesses polled in this survey only need to dedicate between one and two hours to this each month.
Key research findings:
- Almost 10% of respondents spend more than 10 hours per month managing their business mail.
- More than a fifth devote between 6-10 hours to this issue.
- 29% of SMBs spend less than one hour on business mail management.
Details of the research:
Answers to the question: “How much time do you spend managing your business’ mail each month, including: depositing checks, scanning, and distributing to recipients?”
#1. Less than 1 hour – 29.2%
#2. Between 1-2 hours – 25.7%
#3. Between 3-5 hours – 17.2%
#4. Between 6-10 hours – 10.3%
#5. More than 10 hours – 9.2%
#6. None of the above – 8.4%
Demographics: Over 500 US-based respondents from a panel of SMBs (small and medium-sized businesses). Respondents are aged between 25 and 54 and have an average inferred annual income of $24k – $150k. This research was devised in collaboration with Earth Class Mail.
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