Ship It Good: Tips For Finding Small Business Shipping ServicesShip It Good: Tips For Finding Small Business Shipping Services

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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.


Getting The Right Box Packaging For Your Product

If you manufacture a product that is sold to retailers or the general public, the packaging that the product goes into can be an essential part of the process. The box packaging and supporting material inside can affect the customer experience, and the outside of the box is a great place for marketing the product. 

Custom Boxes

One of the first things you need to do as you start to look at the packaging of your product is how to put the product in the box and protect it from the time it leaves your business until it makes it to the customer. Custom box packaging can be engineered to fit around any size or shaped product and can act as a protective layer for the product, if it is assembled correctly. 

Working with a company that designs custom boxes and specialized packaging is one way to ensure that you are going to get high-quality packaging for your product. If the company manufactures the packaging for you, you can often get the completed boxes at a fair price, with discounts of larger orders.  

Designing the box can take time because a designer will need to spend time working with your product to determine where it needs the most support or to create inserts for the box that allow everything to fit while still being kept safe. 

If your product has several parts to it, just throwing a divider into the box to keep them separated during transit may not be enough. The designer will look at all the different possibilities and come up with one that is going to best protect your product in the end.

Marketing With Your Boxes 

Another aspect of custom made box packaging is marketing on the outside of the box. Many box manufacturers have entire departments dedicated to the marketing or labeling on the outside of the boxes that will hold your product. The exterior of the box can be very dull, or it can have details about the product on it. A bright, festive looking box is far more effective at catching people's eye. 

Working with the marketing team to create a package that is going to draw the customer to your product and then highlight the key points of the product on the packaging may be something that you want your marketing people involved with. If your company already has some marketing ideas, combining those with additional ideas of the box makers team could produce a result that you could not get on your own. 

To learn more about box packaging contact professional services in your area.