Make what you’re sending smaller
We’ve already established that using a smaller box or envelope could save you money. But, don’t only think of that in terms of finding the smallest box. Often, you can reduce the size of what you’re sending by efficiently organizing the contents of your package. Mailing a shirt to a customer? Rather than haphazardly tossing the shirt into a box, neatly fold the shirt as small as possible, so it fits into a padded envelope instead.
Folding Boxes and Cardboard
When you want to send a package immediately, it’s frustrating not to have the right size box on hand. Save yourself from future frustration by stockpiling folding boxes, which can be cut to the precise size you need. Folding boxes help you save even more, without compromising performance or durability. I often make my own boxes from cardboard.
And finally, make sure to choose the right carrier for your needs. The right carrier can change from package-to-package, depending on what you’re sending, how large your parcel is and where you’re sending it.