Let’s face it; running any kind of business in today’s world is tricky. Worrying about taxes, laws and regulations, marketing and advertising, assets, and liabilities, and employee wages and salary payables can be a huge stress on any business owner. Not to mention the added complications that come from running a business on a global scale. Issues related to shipping costs and transportation of goods can create even more stress for an entrepreneur like yourself. That’s why I’ve put together a short list of important shipping supplies that will be helpful in reducing your stress levels that come from shipping and handling your products. What’s more, hopefully, these supplies will help you cut costs that are created through mismanagement of your purchases and inventory. If you’re planning on international shipping, I highly recommend you take a gander at this list. It is super important that your customers are receiving their products in a timely manner and without product damages or losses.
Corrugated boxes are insanely helpful for any business that deals on an international level. These are among the most sought-after products in the world of eCommerce shopping. ECommerce has been at an all-time high due to recent causes from the pandemic. Consequently, you need to make sure that you are giving your customers the best experience as they order your products from around the world. We all can remember back to a time where we ordered a package online that we just could not wait to receive in the mail. For me, it was a desktop gaming computer that I ordered with my tax return one summer. I was super excited to receive my computer in the mail, and I remember being extremely worried that it would show up at my door being damaged or lost in shipping. However, I got my computer in great condition and enjoyed countless hours playing League of Legends and Warframe, my two favorite video games. Anyways, boxes can make a huge difference in the overall online shopping experience for your customers. Corrugated boxes provide sturdy packaging for fragile items and make the unboxing experience better for the consumer. Make sure to choose the smallest possible box for your product in order to get a snug fit and save on shipping costs!
Bubble wrap and other cushioning materials are also shipping supplies that every eCommerce business must have on hand. I’m not kidding when I say this stuff works! It comes in handy for giving extra cushion to your products and ensuring that nothing is damaged or lost during transit. A word of caution – do not fill your packages with too much bubble wrap, as this will increase the overall weight of your package and increase the shipping cost. My favorite part of bubble wrap, though, is the way it pops when you play with it. As a kid, I used to love it when my family received bubble wrap in the mail, and I can spend a good amount of time relieving stress through bubble wrap!
Packing tape is also a great way to tightly secure the contents of your packages. It would be a darn shame if you went through all the trouble of building and producing your product, getting an order from your website, just to have it all fall out of the box during transit.