Apart from offering quality and in-demand goods, another key to a successful online business is delivering items to buyers on time and in excellent condition. When packing a shipment to a buyer, keep the following general DON’Ts in mind:
DON’T pack in heavily marked boxes. It’s good to recycle boxes provided they are still sturdy but avoid re-using boxes with large amounts of printing or images on the outside. Remove any labels, bar codes and stickers if you intend to re-use a box to avoid confusion. Also, do not use packaging that bear labels for alcoholic beverages and other restricted items to avoid any issues with the post office or shipping company. Read more →
Shipping, whether for personal or commercial reasons, can get expensive especially if you do it frequently or on a regular basis. Getting your item from one point to another can be quite daunting , thus, you must use the best carrier to at least lessen the stress as well as the dent in your pocket.
The United States Postal Service (USPS), United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (FedEx) are three most popular carriers around. They are not created equal and each has its own pros and cons. In this particular comparative analysis of these three shipping companies, we will focus on the following criteria: price and reliability. Read more →
Crocheted or knitted stuffed toy, more popularly known as Amigurumi, is a popular craft which uses knitting or crocheting techniques to create a stuffed toy. Amigurumi are typically cute renderings of animals, but can also include popular personalities, cartoon characters and other inanimate objects.
Using patterns widely available online and among hobbyists, an amigurumi doll is made by knitting or crocheting yarn to make the different parts, filling them with polyester or cotton stuffing and sewing the parts together. Details such as eyes and other embellishments are then added to complete the toy. Read more →
Despite the advent of electronic navigation devices, the magnetic boat compass remains an important navigational seafaring tool. Apart from providing real-time heading and straight line steering, the advantage of a compass over modern navigation instruments is it works without power and, thus, more reliable in all situations.
Just like any other boat instrument, the compass can suffer from wear and tear and must be transported for repairs. If you are planning to send a boat compass to the manufacturer or a service center for repairs, here are tips on how to ship a boat compass. Read more →
If your business is selling online, then it is absolutely important that you know how to ship stuff. A solid understanding of how to ship, and all that it entails, is the backbone of e-commerce.
Good shipping practices can make or break your business. Most customers will not notice when you ship efficiently but they can be quite observant when you don’t do it the right way. If you want your online business to succeed, learn how to ship things properly. Read more →
Quinoa is a seed crop known for its nutritional value. It has been consumed for thousands of years in South America, although it only reached “superfood status” a few years ago. It is loaded with protein, fiber and minerals, but doesn’t contain any gluten, making it an healthier alternative to other grains such as rice and oats. Quinoa can increase metabolism and reduce appetite significantly, making it a popular weight-loss product.
Stored properly, uncooked quinoa can last for along time. When shipping quinoa, it must be kept dry and packed in air-tight container to protect the grains from moisture, exposure to air and insects. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship quinoa. Read more →
Experienced sellers know how improper and insufficient packaging can increase the risk of damage, loss, and claims during shipping, which can get expensive or require a great deal of time and effort to remedy. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce these risks and ensure that your goods gets delivered on time, on budget, and in excellent condition. Here are tips on how you can minimize the risk of damage, loss and claims when shipping.
Proper packaging is key. Ship items in a container that is suitable for its contents. Always use the appropriate box, making sure that contents do not exceed the container’s maximum gross weight to prevent it from bursting open while in transit. Read more →
Rice is one of the most popular and nutritious food in the world. There are numerous varieties of rice but are typically classified as long-, medium-, and short-grained. Rice has a long shelf life and doesn’t spoil easily as long as properly stored.
Heat, air and moisture are the enemies of rice and other grains. When shipping, rice should be stored in airtight containers with tight-fitting lids or closures. Plastic containers, aluminum canisters or Ziploc plastic bags can be used, as long as they provide air-tight seals. The seal helps to maintain freshness and will keep the grains from absorbing moisture, odors and flavors from the environment. Here are tips on how to properly pack and ship rice and grains. Read more →