How To Save Money On Shipping Supplies
Posted by Mike on 1/23/2014 to News
If you run a nonprofit organization or a large corporation, you will need to mail a lot of donation requests, invoices and other notices. Fortunately, there are ways to save money on the things that you mail each day. What are some of the ways that you can ship items for less?
1) Look For Deals On Bulk Mailing
The more you ship, the more you can save with bulk mailing discounts. Typically, a company will discount your order based on volume or cost. For example, you may be able to get a discount for shipping something that weighs more than a pound or costs more than $100 to ship.
2) Apply For A Nonprofit Bulk Mailing Permit
Those who run a nonprofit can save money by applying for a bulk mailing permit. This permit allows you to send as much mail as you want without having to pay for stamps or envelopes. This is perfect for larger nonprofits that need to send out thousands of thank you notes or invitations to a fundraiser.
3) Weigh Your Packages Before You Send Them
It is possible to weigh your packages before you send them out. This allows you to pay an exact amount for anything that you send through the mail.
You never want to pay more than you have to on shipping costs. Applying for permits, looking for deals on bulk shipping and weighing your packages instead of paying predetermined rates can help your organization save a lot on mailing costs.