Do you run out of packaging unexpectedly? Ever had to quickly order envelopes after an increase in sales? Sarah Beever from Sarah Beever Design gave us some tips on how to prepare for these kind of situations.
Sarah created this post & packaging workstation to help her keep track of her postal supplies more easily. After buying the big letter rack from Ikea for £25 she now keeps everything including scales, stamps, cards and leaflets in it.
Having everything in one place makes reordering much easier. It also means she can include a card and leaflet in every package that she sends out as her workstation is stocked ready for when the orders come in.
Sarah buys most of her packaging in bulk from ebay. This includes padded envelopes and large letter boxes as using them help keep the cost of postage down. Sarah feels that the increase in sales that she experienced last year is partly due to streamlining this process.
Her final comment. “What works for some may not work for others. After all our buisnesses are so individual which is what makes them special. If this advice can help one person it is worth while.”
We will be following up this post with some tips on where to buy your parcel size guide and the packaging that will help both you and your customers save money on shipping.
Does anyone else have any tips of being more organised with shipping their orders?