Do you put extra stamps on your envelopes with the hope they’ll arrive faster? Would you knowingly spend $25 to send a package that would have arrived a day earlier for only $5? Sometimes, you do get what you pay for, but when it comes to shipping packages, you can often pay more for less! Today, reducing shipping charges is critical to the success of an organization. Many times, the savings goes right to the bottom line. If you’re passing on the charges to your customers, the cost of shipping could be the difference between your company getting the order or your competitor getting it. A recent Forrester survey of 5,831 online shoppers found that 82% of respondents consider shipping costs paramount to their buying decisions. And there are at least a dozen ways that shippers large and small can reduce their freight costs.
Consolidate and Bundle.
This may be the single largest opportunity for UPS and Fedex shippers to reduce their freight costs. Just as larger packages offer a better value in the grocery store, in shipping, the larger the weight of the shipment, the lower the cost per pound. If there is any way to group packages together, there is probably a way to reduce costs. From putting multiple orders in the same box to banding boxes together with Stretch Banding Film.
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