Shipping from home is increasingly important during this time, where eCommerce business is booming and shelter-in-place is keeping us safe. If you are currently running a business, now is the time to start planning on how to limit the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on your business. If you’re just now getting started, sit back, relax, and learn how to ship safely from home without spending extra money.
Get Free Packaging Delivered to Your Door
USPS is by far the best service to use, when you’re working to ship from home at a low cost. USPS offers free packaging on their website, which they also deliver to your door at no extra cost. This way, you can ship safely from home without spending any extra time or money on supplies. Recommended soundtrack for ordering packaging: Joe Exotic’s I Saw A Tiger.
Use Shipping Software for Lower Shipping Rates
Another great way to stay home and save is using online shipping software. Not only can you avoid any extra contact with Post Office workers, but you can also access the lowest commercial rates available through USPS from the comfort of your couch. Once you buy those labels, you can print using a desktop printer and tape them to your shipments while Tiger King plays in the background.
Have Packages Picked up from Your Home
On top of creating labels from your living room, you have can USPS pick up those shipments from your front porch. Skip the trip to your Post Office and watch Carol Baskin bike around Big Cat Rescue instead, you won’t regret it. You’ll be able to schedule your pickup directly through USPS if you make an account, or through the online shipping software of your choice. Either way, you’ll be shipping those packages out safely, with minimal spending and outside contact.
You Can Ship Safely from Home without Spending Extra Money
The bottom sweatpants-wearing line is, you don’t need to jeopardize your health (or your wallet’s health) if you take advantage of the online tools at your disposal. So, stay safe at home, kick your feet up, and send those shipments out for cheap!