If you sell physical items in your online store, you should know how the logistics of that type of online business work:
1.Before knowing where you are going to order the containers or packaging, it is advisable that you find out which are the transport companies with the capacity to take your product to the market you want to cover and try to find references of these companies in the specialized forums to compare services, qualities and prices.
2.In addition, some goods may have an extra cost if, for example, they need to be transported cold. You will also have to take this into account when planning the format of your containers, packages and packs.
3.You must be demanding in specifying the price of the service, the delivery times and the guarantees offered by the carrier. Each logistics company is different and by comparing them you will find significant differences. The best thing to do is to visit the facilities and check what they offer, by yourself, and talk to the people in charge of the company, in order to have additional information.
4.It is important to choose the containers or the packaging well, in order to make good use of the space and not to overpay and so that the products always arrive in optimum condition.
For example, in order to safely send an order for a toilet seat for the disabled and not overpay, we have to find a form of packaging that is solid and comfortable to transport.
5.Therefore, it is also very important to optimize the packaging and weight of the shipments at the rates of the logistics provider.
6.If you are going to sell in the international market, it may be advisable to order national transport with one carrier and international transport with another.
7.The stock you store is synonymous with cost. The larger the stock, the more money you have tied up.
8.It is not recommended that you subcontract the transport, if your resources are limited, as it implies an extra cost, which you should avoid.
9.With the crisis, logistics providers have managed to reduce the minimum number of orders and also everything that affects packaging, labels, bags, etc. Therefore, today you can find very competitive prices to send relatively small orders.