Tips for shipping small packages

Whatever your reason for often shipping small packages, chances are there is something you could do to make it more efficient and cost-effective. Especially if you are a small business owner looking to expand and improve your business. When you’re sending items to customers, knowing how to properly pack a package is important. So is mailing a birthday package to your sibling. However, shipping costs can add up fast. This is why we at Easy Move Kuwait decided to create a quick guide on how to do it right. Read on and learn how to save both time and money when shipping small parcels.

Shipping small packages – how to do it right

Shipping doesn’t have to be a nuisance. To confirm that you know what you’re doing, you need to be able to make informed decisions. So, the shipping process actually starts before you even look at the packing tape. The first thing you should do before you ship another parcel is proper research. And remember, whenever you aren’t sure how to pack something, reach out to expert packers and ask for their advice.

Assorted ribbons and string for wrapping packages
Packing small packages for shipping requires an eye for detail and proper organization.

Package your items properly

Small items often have their own packaging. However, it is always a good idea to further cushion the item inside to prevent any form of damage. Use boxes of the right size, meaning they are only slightly larger than the item you are packing. Don’t overdo it with the padding, though. If you need to put a lot of padding material in the box, it means you are using a box that is too big. Cut down your costs by purchasing smaller boxes and using less cushioning.

Also, if you are shipping your products to customers, adding your own custom packaging will aid in branding efforts. The more recognizable, the better. Create a concept for your custom packaging before you research freight forwarding companies in Kuwait to help you transport packages to their destination.

Take measurements

It is especially important that you take accurate measurements so that you can calculate shipping rates.  Measure the length, width, and height of your package. Divide by a cubic number and you’ll record the volumetric or dimensional weight. This category calculates how much space a parcel takes up. Considering your need to ship small packages, there is a slim margin for error. Therefore, precision really matters.

Measure tape
Taking accurate measurements of your packages is vital.

Weigh your package

Knowing the exact weight of your package is just as important as knowing its measurements. Given their size, smallish packages are typically weighed in pounds or ounces. But, regardless of their size, packages can also be heavy. That depends on the type of product you’re sending. Measuring the weight also allows you to choose the ideal box or container.

The last step to shipping small packages is printing your shipping label and sending the package

It’s time to print your shipping labels! Don’t forget to include customs paperwork when shipping small packages overseas. Secure your printed shipping labels and customs documents to the side of your parcel with transparent, high-quality adhesive tape. Always, always double-check shipping information!