Packing a box seems pretty straightforward, yet, there is a lot that can go wrong. Learn the common mistakes people make, so that you can avoid them.
What are the pitfalls to avoid when packaging and shipping boxes?
Mistake #1: Choosing too large of a box
Why is this a problem? You will be over-charged for the space it takes up.
What’s the solution? Be aware of dimensional weight and find the right box option.
Mistake #2: Choosing too small of a box
Why is this a problem? The order may be damaged or harmed.
What’s the solution? Don’t risk cramming everything in. Find the right sized box and use packing materials to supplement.
Mistake #3: Choosing the wrong carrier
Why is this a problem? If you choose the wrong carrier, the package may not arrive safely or on time.
What’s the solution? Know who to partner with to get the best rates for the same service class.
Check out the video below to hear ShipBob COO and co-founder Divey Gulati explain these common packing mistakes in more depth and the best way to avoid them.
From understanding dimensional weight to choosing the right postal carrier, there are many facets to consider to make sure you product gets from point A to point B in one piece.
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