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Having the Best Box For the Job

One of the areas that I have enjoyed being in has been the business world.  By working in business and being able to have my own small company on eBay I have been able to see and do a whole lot of things.  I have lost money and learned many lessons from my mistakes and from simply not knowing.  But I have learned many positive things as well from successes and from watching what others were doing.  I found it amazing that using the correct shipping supplies could end up changing my margins on the items I was selling.  I changed some sales from 60% profit to 80% profit just by using the right boxes.  It ended up saving me money in the long run due to returns as well.  So I want to go over some steps for why having the best box for the job is really an essential part of running a business.

The best part of running a business is making money.  For some people that come in when they list the item.  Or for some people, they love when they finally ship the item and then they feal amazing about the wholesale.  But either way, I think you feel even better when you are able to make more money doing it.  The end of the month recipes of sales is what I love and being able to make those numbers go up is what gives me hope and encouragement to keep moving in that direction.

I started reading articles about different kinds of boxes, bags, and stuffing for each.  I found out that I actually knew nothing about the shipping supplies world and that I needed to up my knowledge base in order to get the correct items and stay ahead of my competition.  Some of my competition was actually winning in this area and I didn’t even know it.  By them being able to purchase boxes at a lower price that fit their products better they were able to in the end have more merchandise than me and sell it at a slightly lower price than me as well.  I have my reputation, but most people simply go for a lower price over a better-rated seller on eBay.

So I finally learned that major companies are all around the internet that specializes in boxes and bags.  By doing this and not selling on a third-party location like Amazon they can sell them cheap and still make more money themselves.  So that is one of the best places to look for the boxes you need.  I was able to call a few companies up and find a better product.  Then I was able to get a bulk discount from each and then see which one would go lower than the other.  It was not mean, but I honestly wanted to know.  I decided to go with the more flexible company and I have gone back to them to show my gratitude as well.  If a company is willing to take a little less to keep me then I am going to be more loyal to them and show my gratitude.  It is a cycle of respect that businessmen and women understand and appreciate. So get the right box and rock your business.