How to save time and money on packing and shipping

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As a business owner, it’s important to streamline resources and processes so you can focus on customers and growing your business. Follow these three simple steps to save on packing and shipping:

  1. Don’t ship air

    When it comes to packing, smaller is almost always better. Packaging should fit snugly with adequate protection to avoid damage. Envelope-style protective mailers offer small businesses an efficient, economical alternative to boxes. Examine different package dimensions, weights and destinations using Canada Post’s shipping calculator to find the solution that’s right for your needs.

  2. Measure twice, ship once

    Address label errors can cause delays and costly returns. Double check your work: verify addresses manually or with an address verification system (AVS), a tool to ensure you have an accurate address, and print shipping labels right from your computer. Ensure labels are visible so that they can be easily scanned.

  3. Refine your workflow

    Customer expectations for fast, efficient shipping continue to rise. A checklist to break down the steps of your packing and shipping process will reduce errors, ensure consistency and expedite your delivery service. Canada Post can save you time with parcel pickup at your front door.

Whether you’re just getting up and running or looking to take your business to the next level, it pays to save time and money while satisfying your customers.

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