The way your business packages its products can influence your shipping costs and can make an impression on your customers. Any mistakes you make on shipping can eat into your profits by increasing your overhead or costing you future sales. Calculate the wrong costs and you lose profits. Make the wrong impression and you lose sales.
Here are a few of the top packaging mistakes that companies make:
Under PackingIn an effort to ensure that all items arrive at their destination in one piece, many businesses end up putting fewer items in the box than they can. The thinking is that more items will rub together and possibly break. By putting fewer items in the box, there is also more room for packing materials to pad the products.
While you do want all items to arrive safely, you also don't want to be too hesitant in packing a box. Under packing can lead to significant wasted space and significantly higher shipping costs.