Online shopping has made it more convenient for many things. There are items that I still feel more comfortable purchasing in the store; however I find that ordering my art and shipping supplies online save me time and money.
Most shipping services offer free boxes. That alone saves a good amount of money. Keeping the shipping costs down for the customers will make it more enticing for them to purchase your art. Offering free shipping will make the customers very happy and more apt to purchase. If you offer free shipping you need to purchase your shipping supplies in bulk to cut costs. If you are not careful you will be throwing money down the drain. You work too hard to be cutting your profit margin down.
Order Shipping Supplies Online
Shipping materials that I use for shipping my artwork:
Boxes – I get them free from my postal service.
Shipping labels – I hand write it on the box. This saves me a little money. You might find it easier to print the labels. Some shipping services offer a scale to add the shipping cost and will pick up the boxes right at your house.
Business cards – I add three business cards with each package I send out. This way if someone ever asks about a drawing that I did the buyer might hand out a business card for me.
Note cards – I have my artwork printed on them and handwrite a thank you note on it. This is not necessary but it is something that I like to do.
Depending on your artwork will depend on if you need other supplies.
Online Shipping Supply Sites:
These sites are not in any specific order. They are some of the highest rated sites to check out first.
Take the time to read the reviews of these services and for pricing on shipping materials that you will need.
Don’t Run Out
I am sharing this tip because I learned the hard way many moons ago. I am proud to say that I have really learned, I will not allow myself to run out of shipping materials again.
I have an amount of supplies that are the minimum that I will always have. I call this my emergency stash. I never want to use it, but it is there just in case of situations that are out of my control.
When my supplies hit that magic mark I will place an order. I also take a few minutes to see what companies that I use are offering the best prices and or have a coupon code.
I hope that this article helps you save some time and money.
Do you have a favorite shipping supply site that you use? Please share it in the comment section below.
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