5 tips on how to reduce your shipping cost

reduce shipping cost

1 . Negotiate with multiple shipping companies: All shipping companies have pricing schedules based on volume. The more you ship, the lower your rate.

2. Use packaging provided by your logistics company: To avoid those extra charges, use the packaging provided by your carrier, which doesn’t have dimensional fees.

3. Consider using a regional carrier.

4. Factor in all shipping fees before billing your customers: If your customers pay for shipping, be sure to include all extra costs in their bills so you don’t end up absorbing them yourself.

5. Invest in prepaid shipping: Prepaid shipping offers a discount rate of up to 20 per cent. It works best when you know you’ll be sending out the same weight packages repeatedly and can determine the shipping cost in advance.

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