“2020 has definitely given us some challenges to deal with,” Bryan said. The owner of a small Boston manufacturing company, he’s trying to figure out the best route forward in 2021. “I am confident that when we get a vaccine and the situation improves, our market will also recover, but until then, I have to be extremely smart about how we’re spending our money. It’s time to be lean and mean.”
If you’re looking at ways to contain expenses during 2021, it’s a good time to do a comparative analysis that reveals if you will realize more value from doing all of your shipping in house versus working with a Boston packing and shipping service.
The results may surprise you. Handling shipping in house comes with a number of expenses. There is the labor cost of all of the employees involved with packing and shipping orders, as well as the associated expenses of workman’s comp, insurance and other benefits, and more. Additionally, when you have a shipping department in house, you need space for that shipping department, which all has to be paid for, heated, and insured. On top of that, shipping requires a lot of supplies, from cardboard shipping cartons, wooden shipping crates, packing materials, tape, labels, and more. None of this stuff is free – you pay for it all, even if you don’t use it.
When you work with a Boston packing and shipping company, you pay only for the services you need when you need them. There’s no personnel expense. You’re not responsible for the shipping space. You pay only for the materials you need. When your shipping volume is low, or at least lower than normal, outsourcing your shipping to a packing and shipping services in Boston makes sense.
Need help figuring out the numbers? We’ll be happy to talk with you and provide an estimate based on your individual business needs. That will help you do the analysis so you can decide what the best way to move forward is.