So here’s the thing: you’ve got a small business. Things are okay, but money is tight. You’re looking for every possible opportunity to cut costs. One potential savings opportunity lives in your shipping department. Is preparing your packages for shipment in house really the most cost effective option? Would you save money by having your South Shore shipping store handle the job?
To answer that question, you’ve got to look at some numbers. How much are you currently spending, per package, to ship your merchandise right now? If the per package costs varies, try to come up with an average cost. To calculate this cost, you’ll need to know the cost of your shipping boxes, packaging supplies, and postage. Additionally, you’ll need the amount of wages and benefits you pay your employee to prepare shipments, as well as the value of the space in your facility devoted to storage.
Multiply this average per package cost by the number of packages you send in the typical week. Consider this number as a percentage of your typical weekly operating expense.
Talk to your South Shore shipping store to discover how much it would cost to have them package all the shipments you process in a typical week. Compare this number to what you’re currently spending. If it’s lower, outsourcing your shipping department becomes a no-brainer: you save money, devote your employee’s time to profit generating activities, and make more profitable use of the space formally occupied by shipping – don’t forget the space you’ve tied up storing shipping boxes and packaging supplies.
Compare the cost of keeping shipping in house as a percentage of total operating expenses to the cost of having your South Shore shipping store do the job as a percentage of total operating expenses. The lower percentage represents the more cost-effective option: that’s the one you should choose.
Find out more about what your South Shore shipping store can do for your small business. Schedule your free, no obligation consultation today.