If you have recently started a new e-commerce business and are wondering how you can go about shipping your product, you will usually be faced with a lot of packaging choices. However, since the packaging is so important and it can impact whether your product reaches your consumer safely, you need to make the right choices. It can all seem overwhelming but with a few guidelines, you will be able to choose the right packaging for your products. Here's a look at what you need to know.
Once you know the size of your product, you are halfway to choosing the right packaging. Before deciding on a box for a product you should measure the inside dimensions of the box. If your product's measurements are smaller than the inside measurements of the box then your product will fit just fine.
You will need to also measure the outside dimensions of the box. This is important for shipping purposes. Dimensional weight is used to help calculate your delivery cost. Avoid wasting space with oversized boxes. The box should not be extra snug but it should not have a lot of open space either.
Type of Products
The type of product that you sell will directly impact your packaging choice. For example, if you sell clothing or handmade products you will need your shipping boxes to be snug. You will also want enough room in them for padding. If the items you ship can break then you are going to need boxes that also fit snugly but still have some room. Boxes that are too snug may put pressure on the item and cause it to break. The bottom line is that you should think carefully about the type of product you will be packing before selecting a shipping box.
In addition to selecting the right size box, you will need to ensure that you choose the right cushioning for your box. It is best to stick with bubble cushions, foam sheets, and packing paper whenever you can. Make sure that you select a good packing tape. Securing the boxes is just as important as selecting the right box.
You now know the most important things you should bear in mind when selecting shipping boxes for your product. Once you choose the right boxes and pack your products well, your customers should receive their items without any damage.