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For businesses that rely on shipping to get their products to their customers, shipping costs can be bane or boon in the long run. Here are some tips from us to lower your shipping costs and make your products more attractive for your customers.

An inspiration from an Etsy shop, lightandco

Pick The Smallest Box

The weight of of your product is an important factor when calculating shipping cost. As it’s already made standard, the volumetric weight has been used to determine the price of large parcels (if total weight weight less). It’s best if you use the smallest possible packaging but without sacrificing safety and quality. Small packages are also easier for storage and better for the environment!

To know more about volumetric weight, click here.

Take Advantage of Schemes and Promotions

Always keep yourself updated of promotion and offers – it can be in the form of lower price for postage supplies, cheaper shipping cost for bulk orders, or even extra credit, like the one offered by Matdespatch when you top up more than RM2000 (You get 5% extra credit!). To get your money’s worth, you get to keep 1% of the top up every time you refer someone to use the service.

Buy Postage Supplies in Bulk

It’s a no-brainer, but buying postage supplies is not in everyone’s top priority to-do list. Same as any other buying principles in business, the more you buy, the more you can save. Establish a connection with your local distributors for the best prices. Make sure you plan your supplies properly to avoid any unnecessary purchases.

Offer Choices to your Customers

Some customers would appreciate the choice to lower the price of their products even if it means they will get it a little bit later. This way, you don’t have to be pressured to use same-day delivery which can be costly and you can also plan your deliveries better. With MatDespatch, you have that flexibility, because on our platform you can choose between same-day deliveries or next-day delivery via PosLaju at a lower price!