Shipping is an expensive part of running a business, especially for online retailers, and like many businesses, we’re always looking for ways to reduce costs. There are a few things you can do to reduce your overall shipping costs, and one of these things is to choose the correct box size! Choosing the most efficient box size for your products can not only help you cut costs on packaging products, but also allows you to ship your items at lower prices.
Improve profitability by reducing shipping costs and investing in other aspects of your business. While changing couriers may seem the easiest way to reduce costs, it can be detrimental to simply choose the cheapest shipping courier without considering the consequences. Investing in quality and affordable shipping boxes can help you reduce costs without sacrificing on quality; allowing you to maintain your positive reputation while still reducing the amount spent on shipping your products.
How The Size of Your Shipping Box Can Reduce eCommerce Shipping Costs
When it comes to considering where the costs lie in shipping your products, it is uncommon to first consider the size of the shipping box itself. However, the size of the boxes you use for shipping can play a key part in how costs are calculated and reducing their size may just save your business more than you think.
While each shipping company is different it is common for couriers to charge you based on the size of your parcels. Each price point usually has a size category which each box is measured against. A larger box will be placed into a higher category and will then cost more to ship. Choosing to purchase, or custom make, smaller boxes will mean your boxes fit into a smaller category and cost less. Over time, this small reduction in cost can add up to quite a large saving for your business. With custom boxes, you can start reducing your shipping costs now to see long term benefits. Invest in the future of your business with boxes from Jetbox!
Jetbox offers a range of ready made and custom made boxes. We can make ecommerce shipping boxes in any size and any thickness to suit the needs of your business! Look no further than some of our most popular shipping boxes:
Our Mailing Boxes are by far the most popular choice for eCommerce shipping. They are self sealing, durable for transport and fit perfectly into Australia’s Post A5 / BX1 Mailing Box size requirements.
Our 50 Litre Biodegradable Carton is another popular choice. Made using super strong board, these boxes will keep your products safe across the country and the world! Jetbox currently offers the cheapest price for 50 Litre Cartons in the country, so don’t miss out on these incredible boxes.
Lastly, our durable 12KG Shipping Boxes can help you ship larger products, or large quantities of products, with ease. These boxes are an affordable and easy to assemble option for eCommerce businesses.
Another way smaller boxes save you money is by reducing the amount of packaging products you need! Where before you may have relied on a large amount of bubble wrap, butchers paper or other void fill, custom made boxes create a snug fit where little to no packaging product is needed. Think of all the waste you are saving, as well as money!
Switching to smaller boxes can reduce shipping costs, lessen the need for packaging fillers and can have a better impact on the environment. We’d say that’s a win-win-win!
Understand How eCommerce Shipping Costs are Calculated by Your Chosen Courier
In some instances, shipping is calculated by weight, by box size, or by a combination of the two. We always recommend speaking to your chosen courier before making changes to reduce shipping costs as it is important to understand how it is calculated to then make the most appropriate changes.
We recommend creating the smallest, lightest packages possible to ensure you are shipping at the lowest price point. Choosing boxes that are the perfect fit decreases the size and the weight that might be added as a result of extra packaging products.
Another way to decrease ecommerce shipping costs is to ensure one customer’s items are shipped together! One large parcel costs less than many small parcels, so try to keep orders to one box where possible.
Choose Affordable, Quality Boxes with Jetbox
Jetbox is a Melbourne based box manufacturer with over 10 years of experience in creating boxes for Aussie businesses. We understand every business is different and create custom boxes to suit any and all needs.
Our Australian made boxes are perfect for small, medium and large businesses. We offer a range of ready-made boxes that can be ordered online now alongside our custom boxes and other custom products. Visit our website to see the full range. We can’t wait to work with you and your business!