When it comes to shipping costs for wholesale hair products, there are a few tricks that can save you serious money. Here is one of the easiest:
Order all your flammables in one shipment. Yup, it’s that easy! This one change can save you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars every year. That is money that goes straight into your pocket.
Each time you put even A SINGLE flammable product in a wholesale hair products shipment you are charged as if every product is flammable. Shipping companies treat each package as Flammable or Non-flammable, they don’t care about the proportion of the package that is non-flammable only that the package contains a flammable item. Once a package is considered flammable it has to be treated differently by the shipping company and they charge more for the trouble.
Here is a great visual with a list of our products and how they are classified:
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To help illustrate this point, check out the video below and you can see what sort of savings we’re talking about. This is just a snippet from a webinar our CEO, Shane, did showcasing all the best shipping practices Walker has learned over the last 30 years.
Ordering all your flammables at once might require some changes in how you operate your wholesale hair products business. It doesn’t have to be a big change, it just requires a little bit more planning. If you want to know what it will take, follow this link to the article on managing your inventory.