Shipping Tips for Home-Based Small Businesses

From our Packing and Shipping Service to you:
Shipping Tips for Small & Home-Based Businesses in Hendersonville.

packing-and-shipping-servicesWe are fast approaching the date when the major shipping carriers will be using the dimensions of a package as part of the formula that’s used to calculate shipping costs. Starting January of 2015, UPS and FedEx will be calculating their charges for ground shipments based on the greater of the two – the actual gross weight or the estimated weight of a package based on its dimensions. You can read more about dimensional weight shipping here. If you provide your small business packing and shipping service, following these tips will help you efficiently and properly package your items.

  • Tip #1Select the proper box and packaging materials for the item(s) you will be shipping. To prevent damage, you should select a strong, undamaged box – preferably one that is new. If your item is fragile or breakable, you’ll want to also purchase bubble wrap and packing peanuts.
  • Tip #2Wrap items individually and make sure the box is filled with enough packing peanuts or other filler so there’s no empty space that can cause the box to crush in on the contents. You can buy all of these items at our store in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Our packing and shipping service professionals can also assist you in selecting the proper box size for the item you will be shipping.
  • Tip #3 – Once it’s packed, measure and weigh the box. Remember, shipping charges will be based on the greater of dimensional weight vs. actual weight. If you have a lot of light weight items, it will be important to make sure you pack efficiently. Not sure how to efficiently pack certain items? The shipping professionals at Mail Box and Pack can do it for you. Because we pack and ship items every day, we know what would be the best size and packing materials to use to make sure your items are shipping cost-effectively and safely.
  • Tip #4Select an appropriate carrier for your shipment. At Hendersonville, NC’s, Mail Box & Pack, we work with all the major carriers – FedEx®, UPS®, DHL and USPS. By having all these options available, you can select the carrier that best fits your small and home-based business shipping needs.

Turn to Mail Box and Pack, Hendersonville, NC, for All Your Small and Home-Based Business Shipping

Mail Box & Pack specializes in packing and shipping services or small and home-based businesses. We stay current on the latest shipping requirements and will help you select the best solutions for your small and home-based business shipping needs. Don’t waste your valuable business time trying to figure out how to ship an item to a customer. Let Mail Box & Pack do it for you.