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Shipping Supplies – Where to Source?

Posted last August 13, 2012, 1:21 am in Services report article

Whether you’re running your own online store or an eBay business, or maybe both – shipping supplies are going to be one of your biggest outgoings. For this reason it is important to source them as cheaply as you can. Whilst many people will look abroad for their shipping supplies this is not always the best idea as whilst they might be cheaper per item, once your account for the shipping costs and the extra time for delivery – it is not usually the best option. During busy periods, such as Christmas, it is very easy for your Poly Bags to become depleted fast. In this event you can’t afford to be waiting weeks for delivery of postage supplies.

This being the case it is usually always preferable to source your supplies from a local business. By local – they don’t necessarily have to be in the same city but at least close enough so if any supplies are urgently needed they can be delivered to you same-day. A lot of business owners prefer to stock up on postage supplies heavily so they don’t find themselves without them when they’re most needed. If you choose to stock your postage supplies in this way then you should be able to negotiate a good deal with a Shipping Supplies company. The amount you pay will obviously depend on what quantity you’re buying in.

It’s a good idea to get a decent quantity of every size package you may need. If you generally sell smaller items then it obviously makes sense to go for smaller packages. Usually 2 to 3 sizes will suffice. If you’re looking online to source your Mail Order Shipping Supplies then you should make comparisons on the prices on as many sites as possible. This includes those businesses selling supplies on eBay. When you come to negotiate a price you should look at the price the business is selling individual items for and figure out how many you will buy. You can usually make a substantial saving if you’re buying in bulk.