If you are moving things into storage or you have an active warehouse and need a company that can provide you with the packaging supplies, commercial packaging equipment, and postal products you require then you are in luck, because there are plenty of companies these days that offer such a service. However, the problem arises when deciding which one to go for. 

Considering the fact that you are going to be spending some of your hard-earned cash, you definitely need to ensure that you pick the best company out there. Plus, you will want to ensure the packaging is sufficient to go through the logistics process, from the roller conveyor in your warehouse to someone’s front door. But how are you supposed to know if a company is good or not when you have never used them before? We can certainly give you a few pointers to help you in the right direction. Here is a list of some of the things you should consider before making your decision…

Price

Obviously this is the most important aspect when buying any product or service. My advice would be to have a look at at least five different packaging services websites in order to get an idea of the average price for the goods you are looking for. You will then be able to determine which company is expensive and which is not.

Positive reviews

Do a little bit of research on the internet to see if previous customers have been happy with the service they got and the goods they received. If the company has ripped anyone off or provided a particularly bad service then it will show as people will be more than happy to voice their concerns. Through seeing feedback from previous customers the chances are that you will get a feel for which company you want to go for. 

Environmentally friendly

If the state of the environment is something which you care about then you should certainly check out the company’s environmentally friendly policy, if they even have one at all. Have a look to see if their values match yours and check that they do their bit to sustain the environment, such as, partaking in recycling and encouraging customers to prevent pollution.

Experience

Make sure you choose a company with experience because it shows that they have been in the industry for a substantial amount of time and thus have been able to build up a credible reputation. Also, a company that has been in the game for a while is likely to stock a lot more products as it has the opportunity to grow. 

Friendly staff

Any shopping experience of any kind should be a pleasant one and thus it is essential that the person you speak to is helpful and friendly. If you find that the staff at a company are rude and do not care about your needs, simply go elsewhere.

These five important steps should help you on your way to finding the best postal goods and packaging service for you.

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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