Parcel Shipping Mistakes Killing Your Profits

Posted by Jeanna Courter on Feb 20, 2017 3:17:58 PM

There is a surprising amount to know when it comes to economically shipping products to your customers. You want them to have great service at a good price. However, are you really getting the best bargain when it comes to your shipping needs? Here are some of the most common mistakes in shipping that are costing you money.

Incorrect Packaging. Many companies have gone to a limited number of standard sized boxes for use in shipping to reduce costs. However, this strategy could actually be costing more than it saves. Most parcel carriers charge not just by weight, but by dimension as well. To learn more about dimensional weight, check out the UPS support center. Additionally, placing small items in large boxes requires more packing material adding to the shipping costs. Customers do not want to pay for extra room in a box. Having the right size packing is important not only because it protects the products, but it also protects your brand image. Trying to cut costs through packaging will only end up hurting your image and identity in the end.

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Topics: Distribution Center, Fulfillment Center, Third Party Logistics, Fulfillment Companies, order fulfillment, shipping strategy, shipping options, 3pl provider, parcel shipping, order fulfillment services

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