Millions of businesses are trying to cut their spending without sacrificing the quality of their products in order to stay afloat in this tough economy. However, many businesses don’t make the right type of cutbacks. If you change the gift packaging that you use you risk damaging the brand that you’ve built up for your company, and if you cut back in other areas you might not be saving enough money to make a significant difference in your bottom line. Smart spending cuts and using your operation budget creatively are much more effective ways to control spending and continue business growth.
Switching to using a fulfillment company is one way to cut expenses without cutting back on gift packaging or the quality of your product. Employees in a fulfillment center can package your items to your specifications using your own custom gift packaging but they can do it for less than it would cost your own employees to do it. Instead of losing a chunk of money and a lot of valuable time trying to prevent employee turnover you can spend a fraction of that money and time on the cost of hiring a fulfillment service to process and pack orders for you.
Fulfillment services also can usually provide steep discounts on the cost of gift packaging and shipping services because most drop shippers have deals in place with freight hauling companies and shipping companies where they pay a lower rate than other businesses because of the high volume of shipments that they send out. When you use a fulfillment center to send out your gifts you can take advantage of the bulk pricing deals that the fulfillment company has negotiated with these companies and you can end up saving a lot of money.
Eliminating the cost of overhead as well as cutting your gift packaging and shipping expenses while at the same time getting customer orders processed and shipped quickly is a great way to improve your bottom line and keep customer satisfaction high. Great word of mouth from customers and lower costs will help your company grow no matter what the economic climate is. So instead of making small cutbacks that won’t really amount to much savings in the long run invest in a fulfillment service to handle the gift packaging and shipment of your products if you want to get real savings and a measurable benefit.