Most of us are into the tradition of giving gifts especially on occasions like birthdays, weddings, christenings, and other important events and celebrations. As a matter of fact, distance is no longer a hindrance for people who wish to send gifts to families in and outside of the country. What with the popularity of freight and shipping companies, we are more or less inclined to use these services to surprise our loved ones with gifts coming from us.
Because it would cost us a great deal when we buy and send gifts and packages many times during the year, we are likely to think about curtailing our expenses. If we think we cannot compromise on the choice and price of our gifts, then we can at least think of some ways to save on our shipping supplies, even just to fulfill a simple need for sealing tapes.
What then do we need to do if we need to save on shipping supplies? Here are some suggestions:
1. Let us always be on the lookout for shops or stores that offer free shipping. If we are resourceful enough, we would find just the right deals from online stores. They would not only give us better priced items to give as gifts, they would also offer free shipping for selected areas. We can check to see if we can avail of this free shipping to our recipient’s address. If this is possible, we would surely save us some extra shipping cost.
2. There may be instances where the location of our recipient is not covered by the offer of free shipping, that’s still all right. At least we have the option of receiving it before it goes out to the intended party so we can check on our order if indeed we are getting what we expected from the purchase. If this is the case, we would also be able to save on shipping boxes or cartons if we will use them for sending. What we need to have with us then is a carton sealing tape or any other packing tape that should be appropriate for the size of the gift we are sending.
3. We can also save on gifts for the family if we add them all together in one large shipping box for better storage. They would surely appreciate opening the box and find their gifts with corresponding names on it. An adhesive tape or packing tape can do the trick of keeping all gifts for a particular recipient as one by sticking them together along with a note.
4. Because we know we would always have a need for adhesive tapes or sealing tapes, why not stock up on them for our long-time use? We can buy them at a lesser price if we opt to buy for longer rolls rather than the shorter ones.