Consolidate Orders to Save on Shipping
As a general rule of thumb, one big order ships for less than three smaller orders. That means consolidating multiple orders into a single shipment whenever possible and always striving to minimize the number of packages you send. All too often, shipments are arranged as they come in from sales or order processing. However, a little planning and visibility goes a long way toward saving on shipping.
As the example below shows, one 30-pound small package shipped via FedEx produces a 27 percent expense reduction over shipping two separate small packages, netting almost $6 in savings.