As your business grows, you’re forced to make many decisions. One of the toughest choices is knowing when it’s the right time to hire an employee. Hiring an employee is a big deal. There’s a lot of expenses and paperwork involved, as well as the need to have space for this individual to do their job. Payroll and insurance costs are only the beginning. When it comes to shipping, an employee is going to need, at a minimum, a counter or table to work at, cardboard shipping cartons, packing materials, a computer, and more. If you don’t have this space in your existing facility, you’re going to need to move to a larger space, which can mean increased rent, heating and operational costs.
If you’re thinking of hiring an employee to do your shipping, you should know there are other small business shipping solutions. One of these solutions is to work with a company like ours, that specializes in packing and shipping. Our teams are fast, efficient, and professional. We understand that having shipments arriving on time and looking great is critical – that’s what it takes to keep today’s customers happy. We do all the work for you, often for far less than it would cost to maintain a shipping department of the appropriate size yourself.
One of the reasons it makes sense for smaller companies to choose a small business shipping solution is that they have uneven sales volumes. Busy periods can be followed by times when you have few, if any sales. If you hire an employee to handle all of your shipping in house, you have to pay them even when they have little to no work to do. Working with a small business shipping solution means you pay only for the services you actually need.
What does this mean for your small business? If you’ve got questions, give us a call. We’ll be happy to help you figure out what your best shipping options are.