“Being a small business owner is tough,” Jared M., who owns a specialty glass and mirror shop said. “The margins are miniscule. For a long time, I thought I was saving money by handling all of my shipping in house. But one day, my accountant sat me down and said, “Listen, between breakage in the shop and all the replacements you’re having to make when mirrors arrive broken, you’re getting into real trouble here. You need to find another solution.”
“I’m great at the mirror business. I know everything you need to know about all the types of specialty glass that’s out there,” Jared said. “But shipping is not my strong suit – and the kids that I was hiring to help me out weren’t much better. When one of them dropped a $2,000 mirror and it broke in a million pieces, I said ‘That’s it, I’m done!”
Boston Specialty Shipping Services
Outsourcing your shipping department can be a smart business decision. Rather than pay an employee full or part time hours – along with all of the associated costs and taxes that come with hiring a person – when you choose Boston Pack and Ship you’re only paying for the shipping services you need and use. This is an important consideration as the Affordable Care Act puts new obligations on employers to provide health insurance coverage to their teams.
Boston Pack and Ship packs your items safely and securely so they won’t break in transit. When you deal in fragile merchandise like mirrors and glass, this is a really big deal. “When you have a team that knows how to build shipping crates for you, and there’s a whole range of specialty packaging materials, your breakage rates will go way, way down. That saves you lots of money,” Jared said.
If you’re interested in saving money, outsourcing your shipping department may be the way to go!