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Ship It Good: Tips For Finding Small Business Shipping Services

One of the hardest parts of starting my manufacturing business was finding the sources to ship products out. I spent a lot of time researching packaging, shipping companies, and rates. It took a lot of time to get everything sorted out and get price quotes that were accurate, relevant, and comprehensive. I decided to detail the path I followed and the information I learned in this blog. My hope is that I can help other entrepreneurs to learn how best to source their shipping services. Before you waste weeks researching about your shipping needs, look at some of the posts here for more information.

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How To Protect Your Goods When Shipping

If you own your own business and ship a lot to clients all around the country, then you know just how important it is for you to not only deliver packages on time to people but to also make sure that they stay protected while they are being shipped. This article will go over a few ways for you to make sure that your goods are protected and that they get to your clients in one piece. 

Boxes

One sure way to have something break while it's being shipped is to put it in a box that's either too large or too small. If you ship one item that is the same shape and weight most of the time, then meet with a box packaging company to order custom boxes. The great thing about custom boxes is that they can be made to fit your items perfectly so that you don't have to put too much added filler in them or pay for additional shipping charges. 

Filler

Whether you decide to go with packing peanuts or bubble wrap, make sure that you find the right type of filler for your items. For instance, if you are shipping something that is fragile all around, then you may want to just use packing peanuts because they will help to protect every angle and corner of the item. Another thing to consider, though, is that you can also get filler that's made of recyclable materials, which may be something that you can use to help cater to people who are more environmentally friendly. 

Clear Shipping Labels

To make sure that your items get to their location on time, make sure that you invest in some shipping labels that you can print on. When you are able to print out your labels, rather than writing them, they are typically a lot more legible, which means that there will be less confusion with the post office or mail center. Additionally, shipping labels also will help with branding and will make your business look a lot more professional. 

These are just a few basic shipping tips that can save you a lot of headache, time, and hassle later on down the line. If you want to learn a little bit more about how you can streamline your shipping process, use the tips listed in this article and also reach out to a shipping company near you.