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. Packaging and shipping, expenses that can quickly balloon if you’re not careful, offer an opportunity for savvy retailers to stay out of the red.
With that said, budget-friendly solutions shouldn’t come at the cost of quality. 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.
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) Take Advantage of Paper Mart’s 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.