Don’t get ripped off on tape at a big box store

We all know that 2021 is the true year for online sucess.  Our economy is ready and primed to be more than successful online. My industry has shown that this is the place to be and I am seeing thousands upon thousands of new companies popping up and actually surviving.  I have also seen a lot of companies not make the cut and end up burning through all their startup funds quickly.  There are a lot of reasons for companies succeeding and failing, but there are some sound things that every company should follow and that is to buy their supplies at the best cost.  Ecommerce is about success and if you are selling online then you already know that you have to ship those items to the customer.  One way or another this is going to be a cost and you want to make sure it is not going to be a cost that will shut down your company. If you are shopping in the wrong place you may just be putting your company into a quick death.  I want to go over some simple basics that can save thousands or millions of dollars.

Don’t just do what is super simple to start with.  Think about it and give the possibility of saving a chance. This means different things for many people too.  For some companies, I have seen them buy all of their shipping supplies locally and then brag about this as a selling point.  What we found is that they supported local companies and that is something that we all liked.  But the downfall is that they only had a small sampling of options available to them.  They had to use the packages, tape, and cardboard boxes available to them within a 20-mile radius.  What this turned out to be for the companies that did this was a plane-looking shipping platform for a very high cost.  The cost was simply just too much and even though some of it was cool and custom that is not enough to be worth it. 

Obviously, lots of companies are buying on Amazon.  That is easy, but not always wise.  Now if you are simply getting office supplies I would say this is an acceptable option.  But people were buying thousands of cardboard boxes, rolls of tape, and bags on a platform that boasts good shipping.  Well, they got their supplies within two days, but they did not get bulk discounts or any advice at all on the products they ordered.  This was a major issue because the fact is these companies were generally not competitive on the shipping section and ended up losing out to the competition that was always cheaper or able to offer free shipping and low prices.  Don’t let this blow your minds, so many higher-ups can’t fathom it either.

Online packaging companies are simply the best and most cost-effective for a company to use. Not only do they give advice on the products you are purchasing when you call in but can help with bulk discounts on the whole order.  They always beat amazon and end up giving companies advice that lowers costs even further. Just take a little time to be wise and make sure you are getting the best deal for your company.