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HDR Takes Their Shipping Digital

HDR, Inc. was founded in 1917 and has since been dedicated to solving the architectural and engineering problems of their clients. This passion for solutions has led the company to work on notable projects like the Hoover Dam Bypass and garnered the company many industry awards. Anchoring this success is a commitment to overcoming any obstacles the company comes across.

Traditional Shipping

As HDR’s marketing manager, Diane Dowgielewicz understand the importance of an efficient workflow. HDR is a global firm and as such has to deliver collateral on an international level in a timely manner. Traditionally this meant shipping through UPS or a similar vendor. The problem is that these conventional methods come with serious time and financial limitations. For an international delivery, say from San Francisco to Shanghai, FedEx could take 72-96 hours to ship. HDR’s fast-moving operations simply don’t have the luxury of waiting that long to get their deliverables to the desired destination.

Digital Shipping

In fact, traditional methods were so inefficient that it led Dowgielewicz to search for a solution. What she found was ishipdocs, a digital shipping file sharing tool. The cloud product allows HDR to print all around the world, communicate with their team, send files up to 3 GBs, and track all their documents.

Dowgielewicz has now integrated ishipdocs directly into her workflow, highlighting the expedited nature of the solution: “ishipdocs has been a key logistical player in our ability to execute marketing efforts globally. Printing deliverables or marketing materials in the US, then waiting three days for delivery by FedEx and creating a huge carbon footprint is so passé.”

100 Years of Document Expertise

ishipdoc’s unique offering to HDR is the 100 years of document expertise that parent company ARC Document Solutions gives to the service. This knowledge also means that ishipdocs is perfect for HDR’s architectural and engineering background. Dowgielewicz also told us that workflow has also significantly improved:

“ishipdocs has streamlined the whole process by giving us valuable time on the production end, eliminating the guess work and anxiety in regards to customs, and it makes working with a local print company a breeze.

As Easy as H-D-R

But how does it work? What better way to tell you than in HDR’s Dowgielewicz’s own words?

“I pick my international destination, delivery time and print specifications, upload my document, and press send. Depending on the size of the order, ishipdocs offers a one-day turnaround. I receive a confirmation and my job gets executed and delivered locally while I sleep with no worries and no anxiety.”

Print anywhere. Anytime. with ishipdocs.


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