Remember when you would sell one item on an internet auction site and you would have to scramble to find a cheap way to package it and send it off? Now you have a full-time business selling things this way, but you are still scrambling to find packaging for everything you sell. Why are you doing that?
Sure, you want cheap packaging so that you do not lose any profits in shipping. However, this just does not work when you ship a half-dozen or more packages out every day. Here are some solutions that can make this situation a cheaper, better, faster way of conducting business.
Pre-Owned Packaging Machinery
First and foremost, you have packaging machinery. This machinery will package everything for you automatically. You only have to select the size and dimensions of the items to be packed, and whether or not you want some sort of protective wrapper or filler.
The machine is pre-loaded with packaging materials (although you will have to find and/or buy replacements later) and it automatically does the job for you. In addition to all of that, you can buy pre-owned machinery, which significantly reduces the overall cost of packaging things quickly, easily, and with little physical effort from you. If your sales continue to grow, and you are shipping out dozens of items sold on an online auction site every day, you will be thrilled that you have a packaging machine that can keep up with the shipping demands.
Package Pick-up Service
When you have a large load of boxes to ship, and you may have to make special trips with your car, there is package pick-up service instead. All you have to do is go online, select your preferred shipping service, and schedule a pick-up time and date. The shipping company chosen sends a truck and driver to pick up all of your packages so you can stay home and keep selling.
Working from a Commercial or Industrial Space
If your business is no longer working from home, and you have been working from a commercial or industrial space for quite some time, you will have more room to add more packaging equipment and store more of the things you sell. Plus, you will have more space to store boxes, tape, and packaging materials for your new-but-used packaging machinery. If you are doing really well, maybe it is time to hire some human assistants, too.
For more information on pre-owned packaging machinery, contact your local equipment supplier.