Why optimizing packing is a vital component
of your shipping cost strategy
The simplest option, putting each item in its own box, is also the most expensive. It is impossible to know what combination of items a customer will select so manually pairing items together isn’t a complete or scalable solution to the problem. Using technology to automatically find the most optimal solution saves time and a lot of money.
Ensuring that items are packed into the smallest box possible is more important than ever. Both FedEx and UPS are reducing their dimensional factors in January 2017 to 139 inches. This reduction means dimensional weight is going to trump actual weight more frequently.
“We have the art of shipping down, but want to master the science of shipping.”
– ShipHawk Customer