As a business owner, you know you definitely have to develop a great business sense and specialized knowledge in your product sourcing system.

Pack and ship are both equally important parts of your success. Are you doing all you can to have the most out of it?

Packing and shipping smarter can save you time, money, and energy, and can also earn you repeat customers.

Don’t let any of these common pack and ship misconceptions hold your business back. Let me guide you in knowing the real deal in this industry:

Myth 1: Packaging is an Unimportant Indulgence.

Economic growth with no packaging is not possible. Packaging protects much all products from physical (crushing, bruising, shock, and vibration), chemical (rust, dryness, and moisture) and biological (bugs, microbes, mice, birds, biological aging) harm.

Myth 2: Manufacturers Force a Lot of Packaging.

They actually do not - and why would they even? Manufacturers nearly always get the most affordable ways to satisfy your needs, on top of the demands by legal constraints and company pressures.

Myth 3: Too Much Pack and Ship Risks.

You might think that an international pack and ship procedure is riskier as compared to the domestic or local setup. This is a complete myth.

We at MindenSourcing provide postage labels and tracking IDs. This is so we can track your shipped product anytime you need to. Aside from that, there's insurance too… in order for us to guarantee your package and if something happens and your product gets damaged partly or totally throughout the course of cargo, you can claim insurance.

Myth 4: International Shipping is Pricey.

According to the analysis conducted by UPS, eighty-two of worldwide shoppers have created a minimum of one purchase from a merchandiser abroad this year. Out of the fourteen countries evaluated in North America, Asia, Europe, and Latin America, nearly 20,000 respondents were reported creating a minimum of 2 digital cross-border purchases during a typical 3-month period.

That is because you will surely notice a huge number of products online that aren’t simply on the market locally. As for shipping rates, yes, I do agree they're bit high. However, if you see a much bigger picture here, a number of the products is on the market at a low price as compared to local markets.

7% of shoppers who buy and avail of pack and ship services abroad are shopping because costs are lower outside of their own country. These costs are typically low enough to make up for added fees or taxes related to cross-border commerce.

Other reasons include the accessibility of brands that aren’t on the market in their own country, a wider range of product, and better client service.

For U.S. consumers, the top 3 reasons for getting product abroad are cheaper costs (49%), the power to get brands that aren’t on the market within the U.S. (43%), and a distinctive or a specialty product that isn’t found in U.S. stores (35%). Other miscellaneous reasons include higher quality product and also the perceived standing achieved from searching internationally.

Author's Bio: 

Dropshipping is a retail fulfillment method where a store doesn't keep the products it sells in stock. Instead, when a store sells a product, it purchases the item from a third party and has it shipped directly to the customer. As a result, the merchant never sees or handles the product.