There are a lot of small businesses in the South Shore. We’re blessed with an excess of entrepreneurial spirit in these parts. Small businesses run the gamut from part-time single person operations to intensely focused professionals who are competing on a global level. South Shore businesses cover every industry, from fine arts and crafts through biotechnology and more. Many of these businesses do a lot of shipping. Here are 2 shipping resolutions every South Shore small business owner needs to make:
Resolution #1: Stop Using Recycled Boxes for Shipping!
We understand you want to save the planet. We really, really do. But reusing cardboard boxes to ship your merchandise is such a bad idea. Here’s why: with repeated use, cardboard shipping boxes become less rigid. They lose strength. This means they’re more likely to collapse or be crushed during the shipping process – not great news for whatever’s inside. Also: recycled boxes don’t always look nice: not a great way to impress your customers. Save your recycled boxes for internal needs or take them to the recycling center. Use strong new cardboard shipping boxes for merchandise. They’re stronger and look better: good news for your brand!
Resolution #2: Choose the Right Packing Materials. Every. Single. Time. You. Ship.
There are many types of packing materials available to South Shore small business owners who need to ship packages. Not all packing materials are equally appropriate for all situations: a lap top computer, for example, might require more cushioning and support than a sofa cushion! It’s important to make your choice of packing material based on the type of materials you ship, the type of transport involved, and your budget. The pros at Boston Pack and Ship will help you make the right choices. Make sure to ask about Foam in Place technology, an innovative new packing material specially designed to protect fragile, high value items.