E-commerce Shipping – 5 Shipping Tips For New E-commerce Stores

July 25, 2023

New E-commerce store owners have a to-do list miles high. While organising shipping boxes may not be a priority, we are here to explain why shipping is an important part of running an E-commerce business.  Our key tips help make it as easy as pie to ship your items efficiently, cheaply, and easily. If you have any questions, our expert team at Jetbox are ready and happy to help! Simply contact us online with all your Ecommerce shipping questions and queries. 

Creating a positive shipping and unboxing experience for your customers is vital for a new E-commerce store. You are at the early stages of building trust and loyalty – essential pillars to ensure the growth and longevity of your business. By creating an efficient shipping strategy early, you are setting yourself and your business up to retain customer satisfaction and increase overall profitability. In the ever-rapidly evolving world of Ecommerce, get started on the right foot with high-quality, Australian-made shipping boxes – like those at Jetbox. 

Read on for our top 5 shipping tips all new E-commerce store owners need to know!

Shipping Tip 1: Invest in High-Quality Shipping Boxes

Before your products go anywhere, you need to protect them inside high-quality shipping boxes. While it may seem tempting to purchase the cheapest boxes you can find, you are putting your precious products at risk. At Jetbox, all our corrugated cardboard shipping boxes are manufactured in Melbourne to Australian standards. 

Your boxes have to survive transport and handling across a variety of distances – from the neighbouring suburb, to across the globe, investing in high-quality boxes from day one ensures that no matter where your products go they will be protected. Ensure your customers always have that ‘wow’ moment when they open your boxes, and build those positive experience pillars with shipping boxes that are made to last. 
High-quality shipping boxes give you, the business owner, the necessary peace of mind. Corrugated cardboard boxes come in a number of styles and sizes to best suit your needs and budget.

Shipping Tip 2: Streamline your Packing and Shipping Process

By automating your packing and shipping process, you can calculate how much time packing your orders for shipping easily will take and use the time saved in other areas of your business. 
By choosing high-quality products early on, you can set up a packing station to help make packing easy. At Jetbox, we sell packing products such as tape, bubble wrap, butchers paper, and more! We recommend that you use one or two box sizes consistently so that you can predictably calculate how much bubble wrap and tape you will use per box and create your budget with confidence.

Shipping Tip 3: Maximise Savings by Designing Custom Shipping Boxes

If you are looking for the easiest way to save money on shipping, custom boxes are for you. By designing boxes specifically for your business, you will never spend extra money on void fill to stop your items from moving around and you lessen the weight and size of your packages, potentially putting them into a smaller shipping price bracket! 
Jetbox are the custom corrugated cardboard box experts. We specialise in creating custom shipping boxes for E-commerce businesses across Australia. Our mission is to make ordering custom boxes easy. Take a look at our online custom cardboard box calculator and see for yourself how easy ordering custom shipping boxes can be!

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Shipping Tip 4: Have Clear Shipping Guidelines

By establishing clear shipping guidelines from the get-go, you will save yourself and your customers any confusion. Having a shipping FAQ with order processing times, shipping tracking details, return information and more will save you time and cover you in case anything arrives broken or doesn’t arrive at all!

Shipping Tip 5: Use your Cardboard Shipping Boxes to Create Brand Awareness, and Highlight your Brand Philosophies

There is no better way to show off your brand and create awareness than with your boxes! Jetbox offers Custom Printed RSC Boxes, where you can print your logo or other design right onto the box! 

It is also important to invest in shipping boxes that align with your core values. If you are an environmentally conscious brand, then Jetbox’s shipping boxes are the perfect choice. All our boxes are 100% recyclable, and we offer recyclable packaging products such as butchers paper. Be sure to write a little blurb on your website, or on an info card, to explain how to properly dispose of your boxes and other materials in the most eco-friendly way!

Shipping for E-commerce Stores Made Easy with Jetbox

In the ever-changing world of Ecommerce, new business owners have a lot to learn. The team at Jetbox are here to help make shipping easy for businesses new and old. By ordering high-quality boxes and packaging products, you are setting your business up for success. 

Visit our website and check out our full range of boxes, custom-made boxes, and packaging products! Don’t forget to check out our online custom cardboard calculator for an instant custom cardboard box quote. 

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How To Pack Your TV Box

We understand that packing TV’s without the original packaging can be a stressful task.

Every Jetbox TV will be supplied with more than enough bubble wrap to wrap any size TV!

To put your TV box together, follow these instructions:

  1. Please start by taping the bottom of the box – pre-fold the flaps to make it easier to close.

  2. Use a blanket to cover your TV before applying bubble wrap.

  3. Lay it down (if the manufacturer recommendations specify that you can) and wrap it in bubble horizontally.

  4. Then wrap again vertically ensuring the corners, front and back are covered well. Tape up the bubble so that it doesn’t come undone.

  5. You can then slide the TV into the box, make sure it fits snugly and close the box with some strong tape.

Bulky Item Delivery Terms & Conditions

Some of our products are large, heavy and bulky and require extra care or special shipping. If your order requires a forklift we will advise before delivery, and if no forklift is available upon delivery a surcharge will apply.

Bulky deliveries that require hand delivery (but no forklift) to the first floor or above and require stair or lift access will also be subject to a delivery surcharge. If you advise at checkout that your delivery is above the ground floor, we will be in touch regarding the surcharge. This surcharge is from $50 per pallet.

Over & Under Runs

Manufacturing processes require machinery to work at quite high speeds. During production, some sheets may be damaged and need to be replaced. In some instances, we cannot replace the sheets at that time and you will be met with a slightly lower Quantity than ordered. This amount will be credited to you.

In most cases though, there will be overruns, as the machinery cannot come to a complete stop in an instant – we require a gradual slow down, which will give us more cartons produced, than what are ordered. These overruns are payable by the client. And taking them also helps save on recycling, which is more sustainable and better for the Environment in the long term.

If you require EXACT Quantities, we may have to make some boxes in a different grade than ordered, to make up your order in the Exact Qty required. These requests will also Incur higher unit costs. This cannot be avoided, as we must consider the recycling processes and costs involved, in helping to reduce our carbon footprint.

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5C or B – Light single flute cardboard used for light packaging requirements or for products that support themselves.

4C or B – Slightly stronger single flute cardboard used for packing paper/notes/pads, etc. Usually for products that self support.

3C or B – Most common board grade usually used for virtually any standard light weight packing.

3C or B Super – Medium strength board that is slightly stronger than the above 3C/B board and can also be used for frozen goods.

1C or B – Strong single flute carboard used mainly for products that need extra support when stacking.

1C or B Super – Super Strength Cardboard that is mainly used for frozen food products that are transported long distance.

3 BC – Twin Cushion cardboard used for Removal Boxes and products that need that little extra care when packaged or for bulky items that may need thicker board when transported.

1 BC – Twin Cushion cardboard with some of the highest grade board for Superior support and stack-ability. Primarily for items over 30KG.