With small business making up over 99% of all businesses in the UK, it’s not surprising that more and more small business owners now offer online shopping options. However, as a small business owner, it can be extremely time consuming having to wait around at the post office or do multiple trips every week to respect promised delivery delays. That’s why here at Fox Couriers, we offer a great ecommerce solution for small business owners – We can send out parcels to customers close or far away, and we are as flexible as possible to fit around your business needs. Whether you’re looking for same day delivery or a scheduled weekly delivery, we are here to help. To help you make the most of our services, we’ll give you some packaging advice to ensure your customers receive their parcel in mint condition.

The drop test

Think about what would happen if your box happened to fall? Would its content break or would it be secure enough? Choosing a box that is hard enough to go through falls is essential if you’re selling fragile items. While they’re more expensive, they will save you having to reship and replace the broken item, saving you money.

Choose The Right Size

Small business owners are often unaware about packaging. A giant box for a t-shirt and a small one for a coat make no sense, yet, that’s sometimes what business owners do. They don’t put enough care in choosing the right packaging. That will most likely turn off the customer as no one likes to have tons of cardboard to get rid of when they ordered a small item. This is also not environmentally friendly, and from a financial point of view, choosing boxes adapted to your item’s size makes more sense, too.

Choose The Right Material

There are many different materials, including recycling solutions, which will please Eco-friendly customers. You also need to take care to use packing material to fill gaps inside the box. For really fragile items, you may consider double boxing. It’s more expensive and wasteful, but it’s best not to take your chances when selling an expensive and fragile item, as customers receiving an item in broken pieces will likely not shop with your business again.


If you would like to learn more about our ecommerce solution for small business owners delivery options, please get in touch with us.