Holiday Shipping Hacks
Tips to help you prepare for the busiest shipping time of the year
From the LifeMinute.TV Team
November 26, 2019
It’s the busiest shipping season of the year. No one knows that better than small business owners. In fact, Scotch Brand research found 79% of small business owners estimate they’d need an average of 10 extra employees to manage their holiday shipping. Ann Cantrell, owner of Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store in Brooklyn, New York shared the scoop on how small businesses can save time, money and hassle this shipping season.
“First, you’ll need to gather the right supplies,” says Cantrell, “I love Scotch Brand Flex & Seal shipping roll because it can save up to 50% on time, supplies, and space rather than with boxes. All you have to do is simply cut the roll to size, fold over like a calzone, and press to securely seal the item inside. It’s awesome because the only tool you need is a pair of scissors.”
“Also, whether you’re a low-volume or a high-volume shipper, try to estimate exactly how much you’re going to move through the holidays so you can plan accordingly. Setting realistic shipping expectations, a key part of nailing your holiday shipping,” she says. “Be clear and let your customers know what to expect when they place an order. They should know how long it will take for their order to arrive and you should provide them with a way to track their order’s progress.”
Scotch Brand and TaskRabbit have teamed up to award more than 250 small businesses across the country with 1,500 hours of shipping help and Scotch Flex & Seal shipping rolls. Enter the “Getting Ship Done” contest from now through December 1 at scotchbrand.com/gettingshipdone.