All businesses, new and old, make mistakes sometimes. We are here to help you minimise these mistakes, and set your business up for success after success. Errors can cost you money, experts, the team at Jetbox are here to highlight some common mistakes business owners make and guide you through how to avoid them.
Read on for the 5 most common mistakes to avoid when shipping your products.
1. Running out of Packaging Supplies
Packaging products such as bubble wrap, packaging tape, and void fill are essential in protecting your products during shipping. What would happen if suddenly you turn to grab more tape, and you’re completely out? Not only is the shipping for the day halted, but your timeline is also affected for days or weeks as you play catch up while trying to order or purchase your missing packaging supplies. It isn’t uncommon for businesses to send hundreds, even thousands, of boxes a day. This means you need to plan for and have on hand the right amount of boxes, tape, bubble wrap, product information cards, and more.
Taking the time to calculate how many packaging products you need per month based on previous data allows you to always be ordering in advance, and never in arrears. Jetbox offers both custom-made and ready-made boxes, with as little turnaround as 3 days! If you need boxes or packaging supplies in a pinch, visit our website or call us today.
2. Incorrect Packing
When packing your boxes for shipping, you cannot simply throw everything inside the box and call it a day. There needs to be strategy and consistency, otherwise you risk broken products and unhappy customers. You pride yourself on the products you provide, and your packing style must reflect this.
Creating a positive customer experience from the moment they open their box will help create a lasting impact, and increase repeat orders. Using high-quality shipping boxes is the first and most important step, as even with adequate bubble wrap a flimsy box will not do. Our boxes are made in Melbourne to the highest standards and come in a wide range of board grades.
Do not risk your products by shipping them with low-quality packaging products. Create a guide on how to wrap and seal your products for your staff, and invest in high-quality shipping boxes that will last.
3. Using the Wrong Address
While it may seem obvious, shipping boxes to the wrong address happens more than you think. Double-checking that the address label matches the invoice before you send out orders, or creating another sort of system wherein addresses are confirmed at least twice before your boxes are shipped, is key in preventing products from being sent to the wrong place.
4. Faulty Labels
Businesses use labels for a multitude of reasons. Commonly, we label our shipping boxes with their shipping address. We also use labels to determine whether things are fragile, which way up they need to stay, and internal labels such as which department the box needs to go through before it gets shipped out. There are several modern solutions, such as using barcodes and a scanner, to ensure that products are picked, packed, and shipped correctly.
5. Being Scared of Palletizing your Boxes
If you have never used a pallet to ship your boxes, then it may seem daunting. However, palletizing your boxes has many benefits. In the immediate short term, palletizing takes more time than shipping individual boxes. However, it keeps your products together and prevents any damage as a result of your boxes being dropped, tousled, or damaged. It is also easier to track your products, as they move together instead of getting separated and arriving at all different times.
Designing your boxes to perfectly fit on a pallet is one way to ensure your whole shipping process remains smooth. Get your custom boxes from Jetbox today and enjoy our pain-free custom box ordering process!
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We hope highlighting some common shipping mistakes has allowed you to see areas of your business you can now improve! Every business is different, but being able to take a new perspective on your processes is the best way to make positive changes.
At Jetbox, we sell Mailing Boxes and Packaging Products to suit your business. Our wide range of products includes eco-friendly products and bulk amounts of your necessary items all at affordable prices. Visit our website to see the full range, and check out our online custom cardboard box calculator for an instant quote on your dream custom cardboard box!
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