|Reduce Packaging/ Combine Orders [message #14086] Tue, 29 June 2010 15:46 UTC
My metal parts used to come in a nice small package wrapped with a plastic film and attached to a flap of the slim cardboard box. Now they are coming in boxes that are altogether too big for the items, filled with styrofoam peanuts. When two of my orders arrive on the same day, I get TWO of these boxes despite the fact that all the stuff would fit in one box.|
My first suggestion is to combine orders that are going out on the same day. I can't imagine this would be hard to implement and it will save you the cost of shipping.
my next suggestion is to reduce packaging size for metal objects-- if they are going to break in transit then they're too delicate to begin with.
Finally, in cases where you must use packing peanuts, switch to cornstarch peanuts which dissolve in water. styrofoam is SO bad!