Tips & Tricks for Efficient Packing and Shipping
If you frequently send parcels to other foreign countries or other cities, or if you are planning to send a box for the first time, you will find many useful tips on the Ecoparcel page on how to save money, save time or avoid failing to protect the products you send.
1. Compare costs for every shipment
If you do not already have a shipping company, which is always your no. 1 choice, always compare costs on different shipping companies' websites. It is important to mention that Ecoparcel offers the best prices in Europe compared to all competitors. You can easily check the prices by entering from which country and where you are sending the parcel and how much your parcel weighs. We will provide you with the best offers, from which you can choose and order a delivery in a few clicks.
2. Consider setting up business account with Ecoparcel
Once you have decided which shipping company to choose, be sure to consider setting up a business account idea. Most companies, just like Ecoparcel, offer exclusive discounts, expense tracking and online tools to manage shipments and payment to anyone who joins a business account. In fact, having a business account with a selected shipping company is most worthwhile if you ship more than 30 international shipments per month.
3. Outsource your shipping and fulfillment management
"Outsourcing order fulfillment has many benefits, such as lower shipping rates, reduced operating costs, and a broader reach to help you grow into new markets. And working with a fulfillment service provider allows you to focus on other aspects of your business and continue to grow," says Alexis Mera Damen.
In this step, perhaps the most important thing is to choose the right fulfillment provider company. This creates a solid foundation to offer lower shipping rates - resulting in bulk delivery discounts that you can take advantage of. Send us an inquiry and we will definitely help you to set up a fulfillment operation by offering the best prices throughout Europe.
4. Don’t pay for excess space or extra weight of your parcel
One of the first steps to avoid extra charges for a parcel is to choose the right size box that fits your item and leaves no free space to fill with packing peanuts.
If you buy a box that is too small, you will bother trying to fit all your belongings in it, there is a chance that the box will tear during packing, the box will be very difficult to close and will probably open during the trip. In this case, you may have to pay for the extra weight. On the other hand, if there is a lot of free space left in your box and if it is not filled properly, there is a risk that your items will be damaged during the trip as the box constantly travels between other large parcels. Ecoparcel recommends calculating the Volumetric Weight of your parcel to avoid additional charges and inconveniences.
5. Choose only high quality packing materials
Don’t try to bypass the system: it is highly doubtful whether you will save much by packing your consignment without buying foam caps, polystyrene peanuts, and bubble wrap. These extra tools, which, admittedly, cost extra, can win you much more. The extra money you spend on higher quality products will add up over time, by helping you to avoid damaged or broken items.