Reduce Small Package Shipping Costs: Start with the Right Carton
The cost of shipping small packages continues to increase, so how can these costs be reduced and controlled more easily?
Global supply chains are still affected by COVID-19 and are likely to remain volatile for the foreseeable future. Unprecedented volumes are also a huge contributor to these costs. According to the data, more than 131 billion parcels were shipped globally in 2020, and they predict this number will double in less than six years to reach 266 billion parcels by 2026.
Therefore, it is more important than ever to provide accurate shipping costs and manage these costs effectively. If you can't, you may end up paying more than you need, and often a large portion is due to incorrectly sized and/or poorly packed cartons.
We often find that companies don't choose a few carton sizes that are outdated for the products currently being shipped, resulting in items being packaged in too large cartons. As a result, the carton is full of dunnage and the shipper pays for the voided shipping.
Good cartoning software eliminates this problem, using the weight and dimensions of the object to select the correct size carton, helps calculate accurate shipping costs in near real-time when customers place an order, a must for any e-commerce site. indispensable. At the same time, show the packer how to pack the item properly, requiring minimal filling while ensuring the item arrives in perfect condition.