How to save money on deliveries
No growing business worth it’s salt wants to waste money. Especially on something as silly as avoidable costs associated with your deliveries. Today, we’re going to share some tips with you as to how you can save money on your shipping.
You’d be surprised – these costs can add up quickly! So here are some ways to save money on shipping so you can use the money in other, more important places. Let’s jump right in!
DO NOT PITCH YOUR PACKING PEANUTS. While it’s really tempting to toss them and yeah, they can look like clutter- those are always things that can be used. If you already have them, then why buy more? And believe it or not – packing peanuts can add up – especially when you’re buying them from the postal service, so keep yours, store them somewhere and reuse them when you can!
Go with a pro
Look if you went skydiving, we’re guaranteeing that you’re probably going to do your homework. Choosing a delivery service should be a similar process. Depending on what you need – you can get some real pros who are equipped to help ship whatever you need and do it at a reasonable price. Speaking of price…
If you want to save some serious cash, ask courier services about backhauls. Basically these are return trips drivers need to make on loads he was hired to transport. They’ll often have space and getting your things shipped during backhauls can save you up to 50% in some cases. So be sure to ask your service provider!
Less is more
If you can consolidate your packages instead of shipping everything separately, you can end up saving a lot of money. Most services, courier services included – charge per parcel, so more of then than not you’re best off simply consolidating items if you can. There’s no point in having ten separate, small packages when you can have more.
Don’t buy boxes
One of the biggest money wasters is when people purchase boxes at the post office. There are quite literally boxes all over the place. Liquor stores, super markets – you name it. Obviously you want to make sure the box you have is strong and newer – but accumulating boxes on your own is the best way to do things – don’t be paying $15 a pop at the post office. That’s the kind of stuff that adds up – especially when you’re just beginning to grow your business.
It’s time to stop wasting money! If you’re a company in Tampa, FL and are looking for ways to get creative and save on your shipping, give us a call today and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free consultation. Until then – good luck!