Money Saving Tips for Small Package Shipping

Money Saving Tips for Small Package Shipping

DATE: 11/12/10

Let’s face it. You don’t want to spend more on small package shipping than you have to. And it’s completely understandable. We’re always looking for the best deal, and we all will go the extra mile if it means saving a few bucks. But what can you do to actually save money on small package shipping? And how can you do it without sacrificing service? Read on find out the top money saving tips for shipping. The first thing that you should always remember is that you should never trade service for low prices. Sure, one shipping company may offer exceptionally low rates, but are they really worth it? Or is the shipping company cutting corners and stripping features from their small package shipping service? Your best bet is to spend some time identifying the best shipping companies. You want to look for companies that boast extensive small package shipping experience, have great reviews from their customers, and offer excellent overall service. This is the type of shipping company you can trust to give you a good deal without sacrificing quality of service. After you’ve found a few good shipping companies you feel comfortable with, you need to start comparing their prices. If you know the dimensions and weight of your small package shipment, you can easily do this. Most shipping companies have brief forms on their website for getting a quote. Just insert the details about your shipment, and you’ll get a quote. Get a quote from several shipping companies to compare price and service. However, there is one important thing to note when comparing quotes. The price doesn’t always tell the full story. Sometimes, a higher price might actually be a better value than the lower one. How can this be? Well, if the slightly higher price carries offer more services (e.g. faster delivery, transfer alerts, door-to-door service, etc.) you might actually be getting a better bang for your buck by choosing one of those carriers.  So, make sure to consider these features when comparing prices. Another thing you should look for is flat rate shipping. Flat rate shipping has become very popular because it lets shippers get excellent value.

Here’s how it works. The shipping company charges a low flat rate for all small packages that meet its weight requirements. As long as your shipment weighs less than that limit, it’s charged for the same low flat rate. One other way you can save money on small package shipping is to avoid last minute shipments. When you need something delivered using an express service, you’ll be charged more. So if you can plan ahead and choose a standard shipping service, you’ll be able to save more money. If you’re shipping multiple items to the same address, you might be able to combine them in a single package to save more money. This is especially helpful during the holidays when you’re sending a lot of gifts to friends and family. Remember, you don’t have to spend a lot to get excellent service for small package shipping. Just spend a little time searching, and you’ll find a great deal.

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