How SMEs can reduce shipping costs

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Regardless of your industry, be it fashion e-commerce or a local herb retailer, packaging is always an important consideration when trying to cut shipping costs. As shipping fees are often determined by the weight and size of the shipment, it is ideal for SMEs to optimise the size of their packaging and focus on packing items securely without wasting space or money. 

Investing in good packaging supplies can also help SMEs save money on shipping costs in the long run. By procuring packaging supplies in bulk and having a variety of size options readily available, SMEs can reduce the overall cost of shipping, thereby saving money on packaging materials. 

Furthermore, using high-quality packaging materials can prevent product damage during transit, which in turn prevents the wastage of resources on returns and replacements. To aid SMEs in Thailand, DHL Express offers a variety of durable and environmentally friendly packaging options that provide optimal protection for your products during transit. Contact us today to learn more about our packaging solutions.

3. Negotiate rates with your shipping carrier

Negotiating rates with your shipping carrier is another great way to reduce international and local shipping costs. If your business ships a significant volume of products, it's worth contacting your carrier to get a better rate. Many logistics companies, including DHL Express Thailand, offer volume discounts to high-volume shippers. These discounts can be significant and help your SME save a considerable amount on shipping fees, so you have more to spend on other aspects of your business.

To negotiate a better rate with your shipping carrier, it's crucial to have a good understanding of your shipping volume and requirements. Make a strong case for a better rate by presenting data on how many packages you ship in Thailand and overseas, how frequently you send them, and your average package weight and size. Finally, it's worth noting that negotiating rates with your shipping carrier isn't a one-time event. As your small business grows or your e-commerce site receives more attention causing your shipping volume to increase, you should continue to monitor your shipping costs. With these new statistics, negotiate with your carrier to ensure you get the cheapest and best deal possible.

Ship with ease when you work with DHL Express Thailand

Whether you are a small business owner or a budding e-commerce entrepreneur, shipping fees can be a significant challenge for SMEs, but there are ways to reduce them. Following the above tips, SMEs can save money on shipping costs and focus on growing their companies. 

Sign up for a business account with DHL Express Thailand today and start saving on your shipping costs. Glean business insights like how to streamline supply chain management or tap into the latest e-commerce trends from our blogs and articles. Let DHL Express help you succeed.