Reduce packaging to save shipping costs

Reducing shipping costs is one of the most effective ways to increase profit margins for e-commerce businesses. Cost-efficient shipping involves not only selecting the right carrier mix but also packaging items to reduce waste and cost. Here’s a brief overview of the variables that affect shipping costs and some tips for optimizing packaging.
How are shipping costs calculated?
There are many variables involved in how you calculate shipping costs. First is the size and weight of the package. An obvious, simple rule is that the lighter the package, the cheaper it will be to ship, but if the item is oversized and requires a larger box, the cost of shipping goes up, even on a lightweight product.

 

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