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Are you trying to save money on business operations? If so, there are several ways to reduce packaging costs. Using less cardboard is a good place to start. But we know cardboard boxes are essential for shipping most products. 

Here are some simple ways to reduce packaging costs when packaging with cardboard.

Research cardboard box options

One size certainly does not fit all when it comes to boxes. There are so many different shapes and sizes of all different levels of durability. In addition, there are many packaging companies that charge a variety of rates for your needs. 

You’ll always want to choose a strong and protective box to keep your items safe. But you can pinch pennies by looking for a company that will work within your budget.

Recycle cardboard boxes

Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Hanging on to previously used boxes will help reduce the number of orders you have to make over time. Keep boxes that come in the mail in order to build an inventory of boxes to use for your own shipping needs that are not customer-facing.

Additionally, certain packages are made with sustainable materials which will further reduce the cost to you. Look for companies that market themselves as green or sustainable to know whether or not their packages use recycled cardboard. 

Save money and love the environment by making sustainable packaging choices.

Reduce weight of package

A heavier box means a heavier bill. Lightweight packages are typically easier to handle and in turn, lead to lower shipping costs. Stay mindful of bulky lightweight packages that may fall subject to DIM or dimensional weight costs. 

Just because it is lighter weight does not mean that it won’t take up more space. So in theory, you’re paying more for the space it occupies, not its weight.
Express Packaging offers packaging for any need at a price that suits your budget. From custom boxes to corrugated boxes of all shapes and sizes, we have what you need. If you don’t see what you want, we’ll work with you to create the best boxes for your business. Request a quote from us to get started.