E-commerce is a profitable venture in the US and globally, with data indicating that America’s total e-commerce sales reached $595.5 billion in 2019. Several factors account for the success of your e-commerce business, including great customer experience. This requires you to deliver goods promptly and undamaged. As such, you should invest in proper packing and packaging methods to grow your business over time. What are some of the crucial mistakes to avoid when packing? Here are a few below:
Partnering with the Wrong Carrier
Modern consumers value timely deliveries in this e-commerce era. Consequently, choosing the wrong carrier for your e-commerce business can spell your enterprise’s doom; deliveries will delay, and customers may be left frustrated and disgruntled. Your deliveries also risk being mishandled and damaged in the wrong carrier’s hands, so always conduct proper research to get the best value for money carrier partnership for your business.
Using A Box Too Large
Whatever packing type you choose for your business, whether envelope, box, or bag, must be relative to your delivery item’s size. Selecting a large box and other packaging increases your shipping costs because shipping companies charge based on space and dimensional weight. Additionally, a big box makes it more likely for your delivery to be stolen or damaged, as it is more conspicuous. Therefore, avoid making this packing mistake by packaging all deliveries in fitting packages.
Using A Box Too Small
Similar to the above-raised point, choosing a box too small to save on operational costs can end up doing more harm than good. A smaller than usual box increases your delivery’s damage risk because it will be difficult to notice. Your misplacement risk is also significantly higher compared to larger packaging. As such, always find the right box size instead of cramming things in, and support it with suitable packing materials.
Transporting your deliveries involves partnering with a reliable carrier who understands your need to deliver orders safely and in time to your clients.
Global Warehouse Solutions understands and can help with this need. Get in touch today to find out how.