Press "Enter" to skip to content

How to Save Money on Packaging Supplies

Reducing packaging and shipping costs means you’ll have more to spend on growing your business.


If you’re a small business owner, you know that the overhead costs of running a retail operation can add up quickly — so it’s important to cut costs where you can. If you’re not careful, packaging and shipping expenses can quickly balloon. Stay out of the red with these budget-friendly packaging solutions for small businesses. Here are a few ways that small business owners can keep costs down and profits high:

1) Buy in Bulk When Possible

Buying in bulk is one of the best — and easiest — ways to save money. Paper Mart offers over 26,000 items available at wholesale pricing. Customer who spend just $300 per category can receive savings of 15-20% off their total shopping cart value, and buyers can unlock even deeper discounts when they purchase $2,000 per category. After you fill out a quote request form, Paper Mart’s customer service team can quickly offer you a reliable estimate for your specific packaging needs.

2) Use Smaller Boxes

Two inches of space between a product and its packaging is more than enough room to provide protection, so there’s no reason to use unnecessarily large boxes just to fill them with extra bubble wrap and cushion. A small, lightweight box can be just as effective at protecting your shipments — and will cost you significantly less.

FYI: If you want to learn more about the ideal box size for e-commerce shipping, check out our Packaging For E-Commerce Guide here!

3) Embrace Minimalist Packaging

It might be tempting to wrap fragile glass item in rolls upon rolls of bubble wrap and cardboard, but keep in mind that every layer of cushioning makes the package heavier and more costly to ship — not to mention that you’re wasting your own packing stock. Instead, try lightweight packing solutions such as brown kraft paper to keep your items secure in transit.

4) Paper Mart’s High Quality Packaging & Lowest Price Guarantee

Paper Mart’s goal is to provide customers with high-quality packaging and shipping products at affordable prices. If you find identical items elsewhere for a lower cost, Paper Mart’s customer service team will match or beat any nationally advertised competitor.

Running your own business can be daunting — but Paper Mart is here to make packaging and shipping your products a seamless, cost-effective experience. Learn more about Paper Mart’s products at our website, or reach out to our highly responsive customer service team with any questions and custom order requests.

One Comment

  1. Mariah Seagle May 8, 2018

    My sister has a cake shop and she wants to have cute boxes for her cakes. It was mentioned here that it’s best to buy in bulks to save up. Furthermore, it’s recommended to get packaging supplies from trusted suppliers.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.